Texas Tangle by Leah Braemel


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 neighbourly 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: 

Right. I don’t have a brother, so I’m not the most competent person to judge but I really had to wrap my head around the premise of the story. After the divorce of her husband Nikki takes her (selfish, lazy, spoilt and previously convicted) brother in to have company and to have someone to help around the house and stables. I’m all for loving your siblings, but such a blue-eyed opinion of her do-no-good brother is pretty hard to believe. Needless to say the brother does not live up to the unrealistic expectations, but empties her house and her bank accounts in a cloak and dagger operation while Nikki is absent for a few days.

This – in my eyes- absurd story is the beginning of “Texas Tangle” and it is all there is to the plot. The rest of the story is all about Nikki, her getting involved first with Dillon, then with Brett and then with both, the subsequent misgivings about a menage a trois and her final agreement to the arrangement. There can’t be said much more about the story, since the rest of it is mostly sex scenes. I had to accept the fact that Nikki and the two men had already been in love in High School, because there was no development of the relationship. Nikki had no home suitable to live in, Dillon took her in and they slept together more or less right away. With Brett is was slightly different, but even here the feelings were mutual and there from the start.

Everybody continuously  confirmed that they were not only crazy about the heavenly sex, but were lovers and friends as well, but there were not many scenes that actually supported this. They simply had great sex – and often –, with a couple of family dinners thrown in.

All in all I can recommend the story if you like hot guys, threesomes and books where the story does not distract you from the sex scenes. If you like it a little more complex, this might be not for you.

Title Texas Tangle
Author Leah Braemel
Publisher Carina Press
eISBN 9781426890376
Buy link Buy Texas Tangle

2 Comments Write a comment

  1. Hehe…I like the “They simply had great sex – and often -, with a couple of family dinners thrown in.” That is too funny.

    As for the brother being taken in, I actually know people that have done this with similar results. It’s sad, but it does happen. It’s hard to turn out your family I guess.

    It sounds a little like Laurell K. Hamilton’s books. I’m trying to finish the Merry Gentry series–I get that the culture has a lot of sex–but I’m having trouble because it’s finally hit a point where the entire book is like one big sex scene. Where did the story go? The story was good. I just think it’s pushing it to do a 50 page sex scene. It gets a little boring.


  2. I never read the Merry Gentry series, but the Anita Blake one (in fact Anita Blake was the reason I started this blog, lol. I needed a place to vent.) The same there. It started good and turned into a infinite number of sex scenes loosely connected by a cunning device called “ardeur” that forces Anita to have sex constantly.
    I hated Anita Blake from the start, but when she became the uber-sex-goddess I hated her even more. Stopped reading in the middle of book 8 or 9 I think.


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