Author: Karen Mercury
Genre: Erotic, menage, historical
Review Rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS
Blurb: The railroad thunders into the open wilds of Laramie City, Wyoming, ushering in chaos and psychic upheaval for Deputy Neil Tempest, who is attempting to bring order to the lawless Hell on Wheels town.
Ivy is the first of four Hudson daughters to break away from her dull life back East. A spinster after caring for her dying mother, she arrives amidst a flurry of strange murders. When the spirit of a rancher's murdered wife sets her sights on Neil, no one can tell if her clues are a help or a hindrance.
They team up with Captain Harland Park, a dashing adventurer. Booted from the British Army for writing a scandalous report on male brothels, Harley seduces the couple with tales from an Arabian love manual. They take spirit photographs and engage in lively seances, and a whirlwind of prophecies guides them into intrigue and love.
Note: Each book in the How the West Was Done series stands alone and can be read out of sequence in any order.
Review: I will warn you that this book is a menage and it has M/F/M relationship in it. There is an element of suspense, mystery and supernatural.
Ivy Hudson has spent her life with her three sisters taking care of her mother. She is now in her thirties and wants to get away. Everyone is always comparing the four sisters and Ivy just wants an adventure. So she moves out West to where her father is. She knows that she will get to have some exciting adventures. Nothing could have prepared her for what she is going to experience.
Deputy Neil Tempest is starting his life over. He is from Australia and was in prison. He did things that he wants to forget and as soon as he sees Ivy he wants to marry her and have a life with her. It seems that there is another man named Harland Park that wants both Ivy and Neil. Harland is very sexual and has to have men and women.
This book is really different and not at all what I thought it was going to be. It took me a little bit to get into the story. Once it picked up I got into it and wanted to find out what was going on. This book had a lot going on. You have people having a relationship that is not the norm and people are dying and you have a ghost that wants to get her point across. I was kept guessing until the very end, but it was so worth it.