BRIDE TO KEEP
Alta Hensley & Maggie Ryan
Do you take these men?
To honor and obey from this day forth…
Stolen away by dangerous men on a mission.
Dark intentions I don’t understand yet cannot refuse.
Commanded to comply, obey, and serve in every way.
I am captured in a twisted world of not one man…
— but four.
With a pull stronger than anything I have ever known, I march down the aisle compelled to surrender to the darkness.
With these rings... I become their bride to keep.
*This is a standalone full-length dark reverse harem. Dirty taboo with not just one, but four. You may be afraid to walk down the aisle on this one.
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AUTHOR BIOS & LINKS
USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Hot, Dark and Dirty Romance.
She is also an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Being a multi-published author in the romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty alpha heroes, sometimes sweet love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales of the constant struggle between dominance and submission.
USA Today and #1 International Best Selling and Multi-award Winning Author in Victorian/ Historical, Contemporary, Western, and Paranormal Romance.
Fantasy is a world that offers endless possibilities. I love to write stories that are always sweet, extra spicy, and a little taboo. My favorite characters are strong, stern alpha males and sassy, capable women who discover that life without a bit of fire isn’t worth living. I hope you will curl up in your favorite chair and take the journey with me. Happy Reading!
Oh my, when you take two talented authors like Alta Hensley and Maggie Ryan and team them up together as co-authors, buckle up and hold on for the ride. Together this dynamic duo penned an amazing, thrilling, emotional reverse harem story that will start in America and then cross the big pond to Ireland. The story is when Monet McKnight meets the O’Shea brothers. The story will go from strangers to enemies, to captors, and eventually to lovers.
“Yes, we were the O’Shea Brothers—Irish blood—vengeful souls—killer hearts.”
The plot will have the four O’Shea brothers, Cal, Derrick, Rogan, and Nolan paying retribution to their sworn enemy, Dallas Callaghan, a man who killed their parents and injured their baby sister, Alana. They are out to destroy everything belonging to Dallas, and then they are taking their sister and moving back to Ireland, to the O’Shea land passed down from their great-grandparents. There is only one fly in the ointment, Alana’s friendship with Monet McKnight, owner of Gigi’s Garden. No matter how they try and discourage Monet from having contact with Alana, it is Alana who keeps going to Gigi’s Garden for visits.
When the four O’Shea brothers brainstorm, they main goal is Alana’s happiness; they will do whatever they need to in order to keep her safe, and better yet, to keep her happy. So, it seems her friendship with Monet is her happiness, and therefore, Monet’s future is about to change where she wants it to or not.
“The last thought I had was that I was being kidnapped, and everything about my life was about to change forever.”
“Alana likes you. We give our sister whatever she wants and needs. My brothers and I were born into one of the most powerful Irish crime families in the world. We aren’t good. We aren’t decent. And we don’t follow the rules of your ‘proper’ society. So yes, we can, and will, do whatever we want.”
“Alana was a broken bird, they said. I was a ghost in purgatory, they said. Rebirth. No matter how fresh the air, how pretty my room, how nice my clothing, this man was just one of the four jailors who held the keys to my prison. This whole concept intrigued but overwhelmed me, and I was really determined to give it a shot to make things work. Life would be pretty miserable for me if I resisted. I wasn’t a fool. Stubborn at times, sure, but I knew it wouldn’t take much for my life to go from Little House on the Prairie to American Horror Story.”
The story is a reverse harem, involving one woman, Monet, and four O’Shea brothers, Cal, Derrick, Rogan, and Hogan. It is not a ménage story. It involves dubious consent, explicit sex scenes, kidnapping, some punishments, and has some dark, intense scenes. Yes, she has a choice, to remain and live, but the sex is not forced. Her life has changed, and she will see the good, the bad, and the ugly of people.
“Alana was safe, would be taken care of because her brothers loved her. They were protecting her. They were making sure she had everything she needed—even if it meant kidnapping a friend for her. As sick and twisted as it was—they’d changed the direction of their lives so she could be happy and safe.”
“We may be demanding, bossy, stubborn, and overprotective, but we counter it by making sure our woman is forever cared for.”
“I wasn’t a witch—I had no powers other than the power of love. And that was the most powerful thing of all.”
I enjoyed the story, and even in the midst of horror for Monet, she finds a peace living in Ireland with the O’Shea family. Having grown up with only grandparents to love her, and being by herself for so long, the family unit, even in its warped ways, gave her comfort. Her friendship with Alana will teach her to grab on and enjoy the ride, and don’t worry about what others say or think if it works for you, and everyone involved is happy and content, they accept it as the right path in your life.
“Don’t ever let anyone stop you for loving, Monet. Life is too short not to love when we are given the chance. It doesn’t matter if it is one man or four. Your heart is big enough for all of them. They are waiting. All you have to do is let them in.” –Alana
“Was I trying to punish myself for—enjoying the carnality of the acts I’d participated in with all four men? I didn’t know, and at this moment, I didn’t care. Were the words meant to humiliate or to free me? To allow me to become that girl—the one who played in the gutter and loved every moment? I didn’t know, and it didn’t matter. My entire world focused on nothing more than this moment—my desperate need and the only man who grant my request. And I knew that it didn’t matter if he or his brothers loved me—I was already theirs.”