Review: Runaway Cowgirl by Cheryl Dragon

October 17, 2014 Review 1

Review: Runaway Cowgirl by Cheryl Dragon

Emily isn’t about to marry just any man, but falling in love with two hot ranchers might be more than this respectable young lady can handle. 

Emily St. Claire is wealthy, beautiful, young and very eligible to the single men of Manitou Springs, Colorado. The Wild West isn’t safe for a woman alone, but she isn’t about to marry for anything but love. Her charitable efforts put her in touch with all manner of people, and while she’s respectable, she causes gossip around the small town as she tries to help prostitutes and orphans. Still, she does want a family of her own.

Two handsome young men catch Emily’s eye, but Jack and Henry are so close—how can she pick one of them without destroying their friendship and partnership? When she finds them in a compromising position, she’s shocked and intrigued. Emily never considered herself conventional, but the men open her eyes even more to how inclusive and varied love can be. Society would never approve, yet it doesn’t feel wrong for the trio. Being courted by two men at once is wild, but committing herself to them is pure madness and pure ecstasy as well. They must keep their ménage secret until they’re sure how to plan a future together so no one will suspect or discover the truth. 1878 isn’t ready for what they have.

Reader Advisory: This book contains MM scenes.

Title: Runaway Cowgirl
Author: Cheryl Dragon
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Tied to the Billionaire, Defying the Moon, Geek in the Woods, The Angel Wears Prada
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: 27 June, 2014
Genres: Erotic Historical Romance, M/M Erotica, Menage
Pages: 67
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Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames
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1878 Colorado: Emily’s father has died, and she takes the unconventional path to run the ranch in lieu of staying in town and behaving according to societal dictates. I liked Emily from the start: never taking herself too seriously, but with a good head and intention for the ranch, the ranchhands and the animals there.  When she starts to notice Jack and Henry, and their not-so subtle flirtations with her, she is intrigued but hesitant  Both men have qualities that stir her, but she can’t decide who she likes best.

The simple solution is to take them both for a relationship: but that is a fantasy and one that she doesn’t think possible.  Until….

While the historic elements of this story went far left – the heat generated by the menage of Jack, Emily and Henry more than intrigued even as they had some moments still grounded in the time period.  Henry and Jack have their own brokeback mountain scenes, although both are comfortable and confident in their sexuality, and Emily is fully aware of, if uninitiated, in their own particular brand of love.  Cloaked in the traditional expectation of marriage, Emily has some decisions to make to grab her new life and future with the men.

Hot and steamy with interactions that all felt natural and plausible, one wouldn’t expect a menage in the ‘respectable’ society of ranching Colorado, but Cheryl Dragon made it feel possible and real for the setting. Her writing is crisp and clear, with insets of normal day-to-day snippets of life that add to the reality of the story and allows readers to get to know the characters better.

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