Maggie loves her husband, Phillip, and adores his best friend, Jonathan. Longing to satisfy her husband, Maggie suppresses her inhibitions and tries to fulfill Phillips many sexual fantasies. When Jonathan's light flirting becomes more provocative, Maggie realizes that not only does she love Phillip, but she is also falling hard for Jonathan. Mortified and unnerved by her emerging feelings, Maggie refuses to consider bringing Jonathan in as a third, even if it is something that Phillip strongly desires.
Jonathan Overton adores Phillip's wife, Maggie. But it is not only Maggie that has captured his heart, but Phillip as well. When his feelings of adoration are returned, he counts himself one of the luckiest men in the world. While Maggie balks at having Jonathan as a third in her marriage bed, she doesn't hesitate to show him independently how much she loves and desires him. Jonathan wants more, but secretly feels deep down that he is unworthy.
When tragedy strikes and Maggie is harmed, it will take more than her love to bring Jonathan back to her marriage; it will take Phillip's love for Jonathan as well.
LOVE UNDER SIEGE is achingly tender and compellingly erotic. While I was treated to a great historical, I was also enmeshed in a fabulous ménage. Stirring emotions bubble from all three main characters; emotions that twisted my heart as I watched them struggle to acknowledge and accept feelings, needs and wants. Because living in a ménage relationship invites many repercussions, Maggie's indecision is perfectly believable and understandable. I don't blame her a bit for her reservations and I feel the author handled Maggie's feelings with finesse. Upon reading about their longstanding friendship, Phillip and Jonathan charmed their way into my heart. I felt completely at ease with their love, and found their relationship both wonderfully heartwarming and exceedingly erotic.
LOVE UNDER SIEGE is the second Brothers in Arms book by Samantha Kane and I'm anticipating that it won't be the last. Samantha Kane very conveniently left some storylines hanging in LOVE UNDER SIEGE, and I can't wait to see if these issues are resolved in future novels! I emphatically salute Ms. Kane for a wonderful story well told!