Review: Tangled Past by Leah Braemel

Tangled Past
By: Leah Braemel
Published: June 13, 2011
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Erotica

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Forced to marry a man she just met, Sarah McLeod clings to the hope that she’ ll finally find the love and acceptance she’ s always craved. Her tenuous dreams of a happy life on the frontier are in danger of being dashed by the one thing she can’t change—her husband’ s love for another man.
Jackson Kellar’s determined to do right by his bride, yet he’ s torn between his new found love for Sarah and his still-burning desire for Nate.
Ranch owner Nate Campbell loves them both. He hates to see Jackson’ s loyalties so divided, and doesn’t want Sarah hurt either. How can they fix the tangled mess they find themselves in?


For being only 134 pages this story packed a punch. It starts off immediately with Nate and Jackson at the McLeod ranch getting attacked my a crazed shovel wielding Sarah. She see’s Nate and Jackson with her horse and assumes that they are stealing it. After a good kneeing to Nate’s groin, Jackson secures Sarah and gets her to calm down before he explains that they bought the horses from her father. Later that night while in her room she overhears her father, brother and farmhand discussing their plan to attack Jackson and Nate tomorrow to steal back the horses that they sold them. In an attempt to warn them she runs out to the barn where they are staying for the night and walks in on them. Jackson realizes that Sarah has discovered them and quickly takes action insisting she tell him what she saw. With that, her father and brother walk into the barn and see a naked Jackson hiding Sarah behind him. They of course jump to conclusions when they see not only a naked Jackson with his daughter but a half naked Nate as well and quickly marries her off to Jackson, a man that she doesn’t even know.

The story revolves around the three of them while they adjust to their new lives. I loved the relationships between all of them. Jackson wants to do right by his new wife and leaves his past with Nate behind him as he tries to connect with his new wife. Sarah knows that Nate and Jackson love each other and feels like she messed things up between them. Nate, poor Nate, is left on the outside looking in. He does get involved and whacks Jackson upside the head a few times when he upsets Sarah or doesn’t do something right. Which I thought was sweet because he loved Jackson but he cared about Sarah too and wanted to make sure that Jackson was treating her right. The whole thing didn’t seem fake or unbelievable. That is saying a lot since this was my first Ménage à trois book. I was a little nervous that I wouldn’t like it and it would just be pointless sex scenes but the entire story pulled together nicely. I really enjoyed the story behind it and reading as the three of them settled into their new roles with the hand they had been dealt.

“Something inside him shattered when she rested her head on his shoulder and snuggled closer. Despite what she’d been through, what she still faced, she trusted him. A complete stranger. She was a gift, one unexpected, unlooked for. One he would treasure forever.” – Jackson


3 Thoughts on “Review: Tangled Past by Leah Braemel

  1. Great review! I’ll have to check this book out 🙂

  2. That sounds like a good read! Thanks for the thorough review. It sounds like a story with a nice plot to support the erotica, and that’s a must for me.

  3. This sounds like it would give me warm fuzzies. I have to admit I was a little hesitant when I read the description but your review convinced me that this is actually quite a good book.

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