It is 1887 and Jackson Kellar has been Nate Campbell's
Texas ranch hand, best friend, and lover for several
years. The two take a trip to the McLeod ranch to purchase
a couple of horses and run into the fiery Sarah McLeod.
Sarah is surprised to find that her dad is selling her
beloved horse to the two handsome men and even more
surprised when she finds the two men being intimate
together. When Sarah's dad forces her to marry Jackson,
the three find themselves in a difficult situation.
Jackson wants to do right by his new and innocent bride,
but life without Nate's touch won't be easy. Sarah doesn't
want to come between the two men she has come to care for
but giving them up isn't an option. Together they have to
find a way to make the tangled threesome work.
TANGLED PAST by Leah Braemel is the story of three tender
and decent people trying to find love in a world filled
with prejudice and hate. It is the characters in this book
that make it such a worthwhile read. Braemel brings them
to life and portrays them as sincere and caring. Sarah's
character is especially intriguing since she is an innocent
virgin at the beginning of the story. Jackson has to teach
her about physical love without making her feel shames
about her body or her feelings. Sarah's naivety also helps
her see Jackson and Nate's relationship as something
beautiful and not the atrocity most others think of such
relations. She finds herself excited about having the love
of two men in a time when they all could be hung for their
Often ménage stories feel forced, but the storyline of
TANGLED PAST makes the unusual relationship believable.
The threesome isn't rushed into, allowing the new husband
and wife time together as a couple before Nate enters the
picture. Once the couple realizes that there is room in
their hearts for more than each other then the relationship
progresses. The only thing that I had trouble with is that
Nate doesn't get more upset when he initially loses his
lover. The book primarily deals with prejudice and
stretching the limits of love, but it is definitely erotic
and there are numerous scorching sex scenes. Most of them
are between Jackson and Sarah, but Nate does appear in a
couple so keep that in mind if you don't like ménage or
male/male scenes. I found TANGLED PAST to be a sweet,
believable ménage story with the perfect balance of plot,
emotion, and steamy sex.
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 newfound 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? Nate suggests a possible solution-a permanent
With the open frontier closing in around them, is Nate's
solution their path to happiness-or will others destroy what
they've found together?