Spotlight on series: Duoterra
This is a working series with just two completed so far (no idea when I will do any more as I got interested in writing other series!) – ‘Wife for Three’ and ‘Chasing Emily’.
They are based on a colony planet (Duoterra) at some time in the future about 60 years after the colony was established and looks at how their civilization has changed.
These two books are available in paperback as a print combo, eg, both stories in one book.
Wife for Three – Brianna, Adam, Curt, and Eric
Wife wanted to share between three brothers. Could Brianna answer the advert of the Hollis brothers on this planet of Duoterra, colonized for sixty years? Due to a lack of women, all single females have to sign marriage contracts with one or more men. Not liking anyone in her town, and her uncle making a deal to sell her, Brianna runs away to find the Hollis brothers.
Rescuing her from a nasty encounter, her meeting with brooding elder brother, Adam, is not good. When her first night with Adam is a disaster, it takes the efforts of the other two - impatient, cocky Curt and sweet, fun-loving Eric, to make her stay. In the following weeks she gets to know them better, but Adam stays aloof.
When her uncle arrives claiming breach of contract with the man he had promised her to, is this the opportunity for Brianna to leave?
(Titbit: this was my first ménage story and I learnt a lot about giving each of the men a really different personality to make them stand out).
Reviews include from Amazon: Unlike a lot of this type of book, the story was intriguing and engaging. The love scenes were well written, but the story could have stood alone without them which is a big plus. I'd certainly read more from this author.
Chasing Emily – Emily, Finn and Robin
On the colony planet of Duoterra, unattached women are expected to marry one or more men. But Emily Dubois, a widow in her forties who owns the bar in Frontier, loves her independence too much and the freedom to have sex with whomever she wants—particularly the young men of the area. When she is caught in a compromising position with fun-loving, cocky Finn Taylor, a travelling musician with a commitment-phobia, the Judge insists they marry, much to her horror. However, the ceremony is interrupted by another lover—serious, protective, hunky Robin McPherson, who’s been in love with Emily for years, but she keeps rejecting his proposal as she had such an awful first marriage. Both younger than her, the men are jealous and fight over Emily, but ensuing events mean that they have to work together to keep their woman from fleeing them. Can they do it?
(Titbit – I love stories that show how ‘frontier’ people cope with a new land, particularly in space).
Reviews include from Goodreads: I really enjoyed this story! Emily was very independent. Emily got herself into more trouble and compromising positions and it was fun watching her try to get herself out of them. Robin and Finn were cute! These three made me laugh. I also enjoyed seeing Bree and the Hollis brothers from the first book!