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Love Under Two Honchos (MFM)

The Lusty, Texas Collection

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Heat Rating: SEXTREME
Word Count: 61,388
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[#330 Siren Ménage Everlasting: Erotic Cowboy Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M]

Josh and Alex have devised what they believe to be a sound, logical method for finding a wife. Then Penelope Primrose enters their lives, and suddenly they’re not as interested in their logical plan as they had been. The more the brothers indulge themselves in Penelope, the more they want her.

Penelope accepts a job offer from Kate Benedict, never expecting to find love under two honchos. She can neither explain nor deny the instant passion that brothers Josh and Alex Benedict ignite in her. But life has taught her only a fool counts on a happy ever after, and she’s no fool.

But then she finds out about the Legacy Project, and suddenly Penelope is no longer willing to settle for what she thinks the brothers Benedict are offering her.

Will Josh and Alex be able to convince Penelope that she can have her happy ever after with them before she walks out of their lives for good?

Note: There is no sexual relationship or touching for titillation between or among siblings.

A Siren Erotic Romance


Morgan Ashbury/Cara Covington is a Siren-exclusive author

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I love this series and this book is no exception. It's great.

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5 HEARTS: "What happen when you put three strong willed people together that are not afraid to speak their minds? Josh and Alex Benedict come from a huge family with quite a few unique marriages. They want the same kind of marriage as their parents and make a list to find the right woman for them. Penelope Primrose is starting a new job after the death of her grandmother. When the Benedict brothers and Penelope meet the sparks start to fly in more ways than one. From the very first page I was hooked into the plot of the story and did not want to put this story down. I could picture each scene taking place in my mind without any problems. The relationship between Josh, Alex and Penelope was very entertaining to see develop and grow throughout the story. The supporting characters made the story even better by throwing some very unexpected things at the main characters. This story is part of a series of books but is a great stand alone story. If I was to start again, I would have read the books in order to see how all the characters developed with each relationship. The first two books in the series take place in the 1880's, the books that follow are about their decedents Even though I know what happens to some of the characters in this story, the author writes such a great story I can't wait to read the other stories in this series." -- Retta Lee, The Romance Studio

4 STARS: "LOVE UNDER TWO HONCHOS is an unexpectedly, tender romance that takes a menage and turns it into a normal situation. Two men are looking for a wife, a grandmother is interfering in their love life, and young woman takes a job offered by a friend. All these things combine to make an incredibly hot, yet tender happily ever after. Josh and Alex Benedict are the head honchos of Benedict Oil and Minerals, one of the many companies involved in the Lusty, Texas Town Trust. This Trust is a group of family members involved in various enterprises that center around the town of Lusty, Texas. The unique thing about Lusty is the relationships you will find there. Each woman has two husbands. Since Josh and Alex grew up with two fathers, it seems logical to to them to search for the perfect wife together. Being the scientists that they are, they proceed with this search in a methodical way. They develop a plan that they call The Legacy Plan, outlining what they want in a bride, and a list of potential candidates. They they start "interviewing" the candidates. Interfering with this are threats that they have been receiving, and their grandmother, the family matriarch, and force of nature that she is, finding out about these threats. She takes the situation in hand and hires Penelope Primrose, the granddaughter of her best friend to conduct an environmental assessment. What Josh and Alex don't know is that their grandmother has decided that Penelope will be perfect for them and has set them up. This book was really interesting to read. It read like a normal romance -- at no time did the author treat the fact that two men were looking for one wife as odd. The two brothers acted in harmony when they were with Penelope -- almost as if they were completing one another's thoughts or actions. Since all the family members were either part of a menage or seeking to be part of one, the state of a threesome was completely normal in this family. Although the sex between the three of them was scorchingly hot, the love and tenderness that the three displayed was heart melting. I loved how the author created two overbearing men for Penelope and then allowed her to deal with them in her own way. She is quite capable of dealing with two men! Although the dialogue moves the story right along, the author also uses the characters' thoughts to give the reader an insight into the other character's reactions. The two secondary characters that I really liked were Grandma Kate and Stella, the administrative assistant at Benedict Oil and Minerals. Both are strong, manipulative, yet maternal characters. This story seems to have a whole host of strong female characters that all work very well together. They also all interact with Josh and Alex (also strong characters) equally well. None of the characters seem to dominate any of the others. I was somewhat apprehensive about this story when I found out that it was two brothers forming two parts of the menage. I was afraid that there would be an uncomfortable factor to the story. Instead, I found a story about a wonderful relationship were two brothers act as two halves of a whole. I highly recommend this story!" -- Sugarbeat's Books, The Romance Reviews

5 FALLEN ANGELS: "Josh and Alex Benedict are determined to find their own wife, without the help of their meddling grandmother. They devise a logical plan, the Legacy Project, to find a woman based on intelligence and a number of other qualities. Penelope Primrose is hired by their grandmother to help with the environmental footprint the oil company leaves. An instant attraction to the brothers, Josh and Alex, is a not unwelcome surprise that she embraces. When she begins to fall for them, she discovers the truth about the Legacy Project. Will she leave them before they can convince her that she is the one for them? In this installment in the Lusty, Texas Collection we finally get to meet the infamous Kate Benedict, aka Grandma Kate. She is the matriarch of the family and matchmaker extraordinaire. Ms. Covington also introduces us to the delightful Penelope Primrose. (I just LOVE that name.) As always, we get a satisfying look at the various characters we have already met. There's a wonderful family dynamic that is prevalent throughout the entire series. It's one of the things I adore about the whole series. That, and the friendships that are detailed, are two of the many reasons I keep coming back. With each new book, Ms. Covington continues to demonstrate the firm grasp she has on the intricacies of such relationships and it enriches the reading experience. I enjoyed the aspect of Josh and Alex being "nerds". It showed in the way the characters were written and the way they spoke. Of course, they were still badass alpha males, as are all the men in Lusty, Texas. But, I got quite a giggle over how clueless they were with the Legacy Project. I totally predicted that would not end well, and it definitely didn't. For being alpha males, they didn't have a clue on how to deal with women and I had several good laughs over that. All in all, this book was another supremely enjoyable chapter in the Lusty, Texas Collection." -- Ursula, Fallen Angels Reviews

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Penelope had studied environmental sciences, not just as a career choice, but as a passion. She had come to believe, with all her heart, that it was possible to marry economic and environmental goals. She’d never bought into the theory that all progress and business was bad for the environment, nor that all things good for the environment were bad for business. She did believe changes needed to be made. But for entrepreneurs who were concerned about the Earth, she knew there were moneymaking green technologies out there, waiting to be discovered, developed, or invested in.

The sound of steps approaching had her turning around. My goodness, she looks like Sarah Benedict! Of course, Penelope knew it couldn’t be Sarah. In fact, now that her brain decided to join her, she had a suspicion she knew who the pretty young woman smiling at her was.

“Ms. Primrose? Hi, I’m Susan Benedict.”

“Just Penelope, please. You look like your ancestor.”

Susan’s smile grew wider. “I know. I think it’s kind of cool, myself. If you’re ready, Grandmother asked that you join us, now.”


Penelope followed the young woman, not at all pleased that those butterflies that had mostly calmed had taken flight once more.

Susan Benedict waited beside the door and gestured her forward. Penelope inhaled deeply and entered the conference room.

Good heavens, there certainly were a lot of them! Penelope estimated that there had to be a good twenty people in the room, seated around the tables that had been set in a quadrangle. Her eyes fastened on the one person she knew and felt fairly comfortable with, Grandma Kate. She knew she was smiling because her face was beginning to feel stiff.

Since the two gentlemen on either side of Kate Benedict seemed to be regarding her with great attentiveness, she nodded to them. Likely the oil executives. In the few seconds that had lapsed since she’d entered the room, her mind chose the opportunity to ask a question she probably should have asked before now.

With all the rich details of the stories Grandma Kate had told her, why had she been so laconic about the family members in charge of Benedict Oil and Minerals?

“There you are, Penelope,” Grandma Kate said. The elderly woman got up from her seat at the far end of the table and came toward her. “Thank you so much for waiting. Everyone, this is the environmental consultant you’ve all just voted to hire.”

Grandma Kate reached her and put a comforting hand on her back. “Penelope, this motley crew is some of my family. I’m sure you’ll meet them all and be thoroughly confused later, at dinner. But for now, I’d like to introduce you to the men you’ll be working most closely with. Gentlemen?”

Chairs scraped the floor as two men, one sitting on each side of the room, stood.

“Penelope, this is Joshua and Alexander Benedict, two of my grandsons, and the current head honchos of Benedict Oil and Minerals.”

Oh, dear. It wasn’t the older men who had risen their feet, but two younger ones whose faces she hadn’t seen when she entered as they’d been sitting, heads down, and writing.  Her eyes fastened on two of the most handsome, well-built, yummy-looking men she had ever seen in her life. But that wasn’t what had her heart pounding and those butterflies doing somersaults.

It was the sudden realization that there, standing before her, were the very images of the wispy, ethereal lovers who had haunted her dreams for the past six years.





Josh kissed her, his fingers moving to touch all of her at once, a single long caress from ass to breasts to pussy—my God, the heat of her—and then back to her ass to pull her close and rub her against his randy cock. He didn’t stop to think about anything, not the speed with which this was happening, or the lack of planning, hell, the lack of everything. One millisecond of reason surfaced, shouted condoms!, then disappeared when Josh remembered whose house—whose bed—they were about to hit.

In his sister’s house, there should not only be condoms in the bedside table, but likely all over the damn house. He gave Penelope back to Alex and turned to open the door.

“Clothes,” Penelope said before Alex reclaimed her mouth.

Josh couldn’t help himself. Once they were inside the house, he pressed his front against her back. She was still sucking face with Alex, so Josh ran his hand, his shaking hand, up and down her back.

“We’ll get your bag inside in the morning, sweetheart. You won’t need any more clothes until then,” he said.

Penelope pulled her mouth away from Alex’s, rubbed her cheek against the hand Josh had laid on her shoulder, and said, “This is crazy! Insane! What the hell are we doing?”

“We’re feasting on you, Penelope, and very shortly we’ll be fucking you. If you don’t want this, say so now. Do we go upstairs and get naked? Yes or no?”

Two seconds felt like two hundred as Penelope blinked, owl-like, and looked from him to his brother.

“Yes.” And then, “Yes, yes, yes. Oh, God, I’m so horny. I’ve never been so horny. You’ve cast a spell on me, the two of you. Hurry.”

“Hang on, baby, we’ll take care of you,” Joshua said. He spun Penelope around and scooped her into his arms. The sound of his pounding heart competed with the sound of his and his brother’s pounding footsteps as they ran up the stairs.

And then they were in the bedroom, the beautifully renovated master bedroom complete with a Benedict-sized bed and—please, God—a condom-bearing nightstand.

Joshua set Penelope down, then cradled her face in his hands. “You’re so damn tasty. I can’t seem to get enough of you. And you’re not the only one who’s horny. I just hope we can hold off long enough to pleasure you.” He needed to sip her again. His mouth covered hers, his tongue voracious now, and as he pulled her into his arms, his hard cock nestled low on her belly. Her hips surged into his, telling him she burned as hotly as he did.

He felt Alex close, understood his brother was touching her, petting her, rubbing his own engorged cock against her hip. Never had the two of them been so instantly and completely captivated by a woman before, and never had it felt soright.

 Joshua stepped back, handed Penelope over to Alex, and went in search of those condoms. He hit the jackpot in the first drawer he opened, spying the condoms and much, much more. My God, everything we could ever ask for is in here.

“Let me.” Alex’s voice drew his attention. “I’ve been fantasizing,” his brother said as he reached up and began to draw the pins from Penelope’s hair.

Miles of black, luminous locks tumbled free, cascading down to hang just at the middle of her sweet, sweet ass.

“Jesus.” Alex’s one word, reverent, as he gently combed his fingers through her hair, echoed Josh’s sentiment, exactly.

“My God.” Like a man mesmerized, Josh tossed the condoms onto the table and went to her.

He cupped her face, turned her to him, and kissed her again at the same time his brother started liberating her from her clothes.

Josh’s hands shook anew as he helped undress her, as her body emerged, impossibly creamy flesh, soft and smooth and hot, drugging in its allure. Her breasts, full, pink-tipped, begged his hands to cup and caress them. Her waist dipped sensuously, womanly curves flaring to hips that would cradle him and a wonderfully bare pussy calling his name.

“Please.” The anxiety in her plea damn near brought him to his knees.

This burning need, this spell, had not stricken them alone, had not only captured him and his brother. Theirs weren’t the only trembles of need, or the only moans as hands explored naked, needy skin.

A man possessed, Joshua yanked off his clothes, discarded the coverings of society so he could press his flesh to hers, unsurprised to see his brother of the same mind.

They moved as one, and touched her, and kissed her, and brought her down to the bed.

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