Most helpful critical review
an improvement on books 1 and 2
on 22 June 2014
In Bezakistan brothers "share a wife so you don't have to split up the country" but so far Sheikh al Mussad and his brothers have not found a bride and they only have 6 months left before being forced to abdicate. Talib has spoken to Piper Glen over the internet several times as she is an analyst helping with the green energy plan for his country. He likes her and thinks she'll be a safe choice for a wife. He finds her interesting and she's intelligent but from the pictures he's seen he's not attracted to her and that's important as anyone he loves is under risk of harm from the same people who kidnapped him years ago. Rafe and Kade fall for instantly and help Tal find a way to trick her into handfasting, thrity days with the 3 brothers after which she must decide whether to stay with the men as her husbands. She's railroaded into marriage which had my feminist side jumping out but it's only a story.
The story was an improvement on the first 2 books, there's some action with attempts on Piper's life and I liked these characters better. Piper was beyond naive however, yes she's a virgin, very inexperienced but she's also an educated woman and some of the things she seems to know nothing about seem ridiculous.
We see more of the author's sense of humour in this book which I found amusing at times. Talking about bumping into a woman,"oh, hon, that's inevitable. And I bet you bounced right off those fake tits of hers. I've often thought that she should rent those boobs out as a bouncy house for bored babies". When Tal wants to put a butt plug in Piper I cringed but also giggled at her response "I don't think I need a plug. Everything works just fine down there".