Review: Texas Tangle by Leah Braemel

Filed in Leah Braemel , Review , The Latin Lover Posted on November 4, 2010 @ 6:00 am 2 comments

Format Read: eBook
Number of Pages: 196 pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Release date: 28 June 2010
Formats Available: eBook
Source: Review copy provided by publisher through NetGalley
Purchase information: Goodreads, Carina Press
For more information visit Leah Braemel’s website

Book blurb:

Thanks to her cheating ex-husband and her thieving brother, all horse breeder Nikki Kimball has left is a bruised heart, an overdrawn bank account and an empty home. When sex-on-legs Dillon Barnett and his brooding foster-brother Brett Anderson start showing more than just neighborly attention, Nikki is intrigued…and a little gun-shy.

Dillon and Brett have a history; back in high school, the two friends fought a bitter battle over Nikki. Now, ten years later, Brett still longs to be the man in Nikki’s life, but he’s determined to stand back and let Dillon win Nikki’s heart.

Society says Nikki must choose between the two men she loves. Is Nikki strong enough to break all the rules in order to find happiness?
My thoughts: Texas Tangle is a ménage story, so what was a good surprise was to see that this was not only a very hot but also a sweet and funny novel.
What I loved about Texas Tangle was that all three main characters were given equal importance, background story and the reader didn’t feel that one of them was added to the story purely for the sake of having a  ménage. 
Nikki, Dillon and Brett are friends first and foremost and I think that is why their ménage works, because there is a deep understanding, old bond of affection, love and respect between them. Dillon and Breett are more like brothers, their relationship is not easy, they have their share of sibling rivalry, insecurities and hassles, but beyond everything there is such a deep affection and bond between them, that it surmounts everything.
I have to confess I wasn’t that fond of Nikki, I found her a bit too whiny and needy, but the boys were wonderful!
Verdict: Texas Tangle is a special ménage story, because here, besides the amazing sex love, friendship and respect also play a crucial part. The other thing that sets Texas Tangle apart from other ménage stories is how realistically (I know it may sound unbelievable, but it is true) it portrays this situation: how two best friends, almost brothers could love and share the same woman and how a normal, even small town society can accept it.

You can also read an excerpt of the novel here.

I give this book 4 bookies out of 5!

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About Stella

Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn't live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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  • tori aka ggs_closet November 4, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Nice review. I have this on my TBR but I am put off but hat others like you have claimed to be a whiny, needy heroine. *sigh* I am "whined" out. lol

  • Stella (Ex Libris) November 4, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Tori, start reading Texas Tangle, the boys will keep you occupied 😉 And Nikki is not irritating or anything, just not the kind of heroine I really like.

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