Rescued by L.E. Harner

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My rating: 4 stars

I am not sure how to start my review so  I will remain simple: I enjoyed reading this story a lot!

Short and sweet uh? ;)

Rescued is book 2 of Three Allowed series by L.E. Harner.

You will find a good plot in this MMF menage story. A woman is stalked by her psycho mercenary husband and saved by a not for long straight millionaire and her childhood sweetheart bisexual cop.

Of course I have a little hard time with straight men who discover in the middle of their life that they are bisexual but since this situation never happened to me, I will leave the benefice of the doubt on this. Most especially because I think that we can accept and do a lot of things for love.

When I read in the first chapter that one of the guy was straight and the other one not, I thought “Houston, we have a problem…”. For some reasons, I have a hard time to believe that a guy who was never ever attracted to men, all of a sudden is. In my head, we question your sexuality when you are a teen. When we are a young adult, generally we experiment because there is not string attached and sex is just another way to express ourself and very easy to find. Sometimes we even experience bisexuality just because we have the opportunity to do it, not necessarily because we are looking for it. Then we meet the person we think is right and we start a relationship.

Of course it is in MY head of seeing things. It certainly not say that I am 100% right. However, I understand the concept of “love is blind”. We love this person for thousands of reasons that your family or best friends would not see. But this person is right for you and it is all what matter. Therefore, I will possibly give a chance to the concept: “I can become bisexual for one person”. I will not say it is impossible. I already mentioned in another review that a gay guy can fall in love with a woman and be physically attracted to her.

L.E. Harmer showed us a bit of struggling from Michael, the no-longer-straight guy. I am not sure if it was enough to make me think the credibility of it but it was okay, I did not focused on it… much.

The bisexual guy, Graeme, is the more credible of the three. I could relate that he refused to have a stable relationship with a girl when he knew he needed men in his bed too. I believed his maturity. I believed his story. I thought he was interesting and honest. Not telling the ending since it is an important part of the story but I really liked the guy from beginning to end.

The heroine was nice. She was also credible. How many women are staying in a violent relationship because the partner is manipulative and too violent that the woman cannot move or think? The big majority of people do not understand why the person do not leave this person and ask for help. Few people understand that no matter how many times we will explain and show evidence, it is up to the person to decide enough is enough. We can support them, help them to go thru but in  the end it is their choice. I would like to mention something that is very often forgotten… violence at home is not only abusive men… sadly there is abusive women and abusive children. And lets not forget that violence can be also verbal and not only physical…

Personal note outside this review: Laura… you, my friend, have all the admiration I can have for someone who dedicate your time for those women. You are a wonderful human being that I am so proud to call my friend. I also want to send you my admiration for all the unknown people, men and women, dedicated to help them.

Rescued by L.E. Harner is the perfect title. All three main characters are indeed rescued in a different way in this story. A story that I encourage you to read.

On a complete different side, I invite you to read L.E. Harner about her ex-publisher, Cobblestone. I heard a couple years ago the same kind of problem with New Concept Publisher and probably missed some others so I know this is unfortunately not unique. I am only glad that authors did find a way to get out of those non professional people. I have to give extra kudos to L.E. Harner to be courageous and say it publicly.  On a more positive note, I heard of some fantastic publishers like Extasy Books (I spoke first hand with the VIP and some author confirmed me it is true). I guess a publisher is like a lottery and everything in this life: some will find a gold mine and some will find shit.

Publisher’s description (Hot Corner Press):

30,000 words

Elizabeth Ashford tries to escape her wife-beating husband before he kills her, by running into the wilderness near a highway rest area. Michael Enwright is a self-made millionaire and expert in high tech security. At the first rest stop of his long overdue sabbatical, he sees the fleeing woman and intervenes, saving Elizabeth’s life, while nearly losing his own.

When Michael’s help is misinterpreted, he ends up handcuffed and face down in the dirt before Elizabeth can set Sheriff Graeme Kennedy, her former lover, straight. In order to protect Lizzie, Graeme is forced to work with Michael and brings both of them to his cabin for protection.

Now Graeme finally has Elizabeth under his roof, right where he’s always wanted her. So why is he jacking off to visions of the drop dead gorgeous and take-charge Michael? Some things never change.

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2 Responses

  1. Posted December 25, 2011 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    Would Michael’s lack of credibility (regarding his sexual identity) weaken the story? The story length may limit character development. The story might be a lot longer if the author tried to explain his transformation into bisexuality.

  2. marynaughtywhispers
    Posted December 25, 2011 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    And this is the main reason why I much prefer novel or novel plus (150-200+ pages).

    But I have to be honest. In Rescued, Michael was not described as bisexual but attracted to Graeme. The main question is: is someone considered bisexual if he/she is attracted to one person only?

    L.E. Harner did a good job explaining Michael’s attracton vs some other stories I read such Painted Paths by SA Welsh.

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