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LIFE IN BRIDGEWATER WASN’T NORMAL—BUT IT WAS BETTER
Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2017
Once again, Ms. Vanessa Vale has created an amazing beginning to a new series, and this one is a spinoff from Bridgewater Menage Series Books, but fast forward more than one hundred years to present day. The town and county of Bridgewater still live by the standards from their relatives of the nineteenth century. In Bridgewater, polyamorous relationships are the norm.
Catherine “Katie” Andrews is going to Bridgewater, Montana to clear out her late Uncle Charlie’s house and put it up for sale. She hasn’t been there since she was twelve years old, and was shocked when her uncle died and left her as his sole heir. A week away from her job as an attorney in New York comes with so much frustration and headaches between her job, her co-worker, and even her ex-husband. Then to learn that not only was there a house with land, but there are water rights, and Uncle Charlie’s water rights will impact most all the other ranches.
From Denver to Bozeman will have Jack Kane and Katie Andrews as seat mates. A delay in take-off, with overheard phone conversations with her ex and IMs on her computer from a co-worker, text messages from her boss, will not go unnoticed by Jack. Learning that Katie is heading to Bridgewater, where he lives, helps set this tale into motion.
The plot will have cousins, Jack Kane, a horse rancher, and Sam Kane, an attorney making their claim on Katie quickly. Men in Bridgewater still live by their ancestor’s beliefs of men sharing a wife, and the Kane cousins have always known that they would share a wife together, now they must convince her that she is their “lightning strike.” “We’re raised to put women first, in all things. We protect them, cherish them, love them. Take chivalry and amp it up about ten times. When a man finds the right woman, there’s no going back.”
What will it take for Katie to know that the rat race and jockeying for partnership isn’t what she really wants out of life? Her parents are cold, absent, jet-setting people who she rarely sees. Yes, her mother left Bridgewater and never wanted the lifestyle, but what does Katie want and need? Jack and Sam show her love, passion, and pleasure beyond anything she has every experienced before. “I was the filling in a Kane boys sandwich, and it was—incredible. Pinned between them, all I could do was surrender myself to the ride and trust that they would take care of me.” The story is sizzling hot with lots of passion and sex between Sam, Katie, and Jack. The menage is M-F-M story, no sex between men.