Star Wishes (MFM)

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: Scorching
Word Count: 83,693
15 Ratings (4.2)

[Ménage Amour: Erotic Western Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, HEA]

Sarah Keevers had lived and worked in an orphanage in St. Louis since she was five years old. She’d stayed on to protect the younger children from the harsh headmistress. Now, she’s inherited money from a grandfather she never knew she had, and she wants to take the children far away. The only problems are the children don’t legally belong to her, and women have no legal rights in 1856.

So, Sarah changes her name to Samuel Kees, disguises the children, and heads west with her new family. She settles in Big Springs and meets up with Abe West, the local sheriff, and his brother, Ike. The two men discover her secret and decide she’d make the perfect wife.

They’re going to do everything they can to earn her trust. Will they be able to protect Sarah, and hold on to her love when her picture shows up on a wanted poster for kidnapping?

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

A Siren Erotic Romance

Star Wishes (MFM)
15 Ratings (4.2)

Star Wishes (MFM)

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: Scorching
Word Count: 83,693
15 Ratings (4.2)
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Wonderful refreshing and so very very good. A wonderful book, well written that touches your heart and with some hot steamy scenes too. I hope there is a sequel or maybe a series with the ophans as they grow up. *wink* I loved this book and so hope Ms Marine keeps writing these amazing books.
Barefoot Okie
This type of story makes me glad I was born in the 20th century. I enjoy reading westerns both historical and modern and this book is a very good example of how the west was back in the day. Ms Martine is a fine writer and I look forward to reading more of her work. Recommend
LynnieP
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5 STARS: "Sarah has lived in an orphanage since the age of 5. Now, she is a woman, but she stays to care for the other children. The owners/managers of the orphanage definitely do not have the children's best interest at heart. Sarah discovers that she has inherited a lot of money that the owners of the orphanage plan to steal from her. She takes the money and kids and hits the road. She is a strong woman who really does not need a man, but there are two who really need her. Can Sarah, an innocent virgin, handle two men? How will the kids handle that? This story has a great plot, spicey sex, and wonderful characters. It really pulls on your heart strings while stirring up some lust. This is a great book!" -- Stephanie Rollins, Book Reviews R Us

4.5 SWEET PEAS: "I wanted to start this review by saying I am not an MFM reader. As a reader of M/M I never get the lack of contact of two men in the relationship and the warning “There is no sexual relationship or touching for titillation between or among siblings” put my teeth on edge, although I understand why the warning is there. With some trepidation I began to read this book, being predisposed not to like the relationship. I am, however, more than capable of judging a book by its merits, even if it is not quite my cup of tea, and I have to tell you Star Wishes is a cracking good read. Missy Martine has written a nicely paced story, with well-developed characters. I loved the way the relationship develops between the three characters, from initial stages when Sarah Keevers is trying to maintain her cover, to the later parts of the book when the two brothers, Sheriff Abe and bounty hunter, Ike, are trying to protect her in contradiction to their duty. The sex is plentiful, sometimes passionate and sometimes tender, and brought a flush to my cheeks. For me, who doesn’t read het, to feel a toe curl or two proves it was well written. What pleased me most about Star Wishes was the development of all the characters. Missy Martine showed a skilled hand in writing even the minor characters, and the villains of the book deserve a particular boo hiss for being such thoroughly nasty villains. I was touched by the way the small family of children were so protective to Sarah, yet didn’t hesitate to collude in her relationship with the brothers. I have a particular penchant for historic westerns. One of the things that is sometimes missing in a M/M book is the disempowerment of women, children and the poor. Although this point was not laboured it did strike me as I read the book, even down to the brothers viewing Sarah as a potential wife and broodmare for them both almost from the off, and being fairly relentless in their pursuit. So, do I have any quibbles? The use of sexy which a twentieth century word. That is fairly minor in the scheme of things. While I would not rush to read an MFM, I would happily read another Missy Martine book. Star Wishes is a good read and one I would thoroughly recommend." -- Pippa, Mrs. Condit Reads Books

4 STARS: "STAR WISHES by Missy Martine is a sweet and fun western historical about a young woman who has spent her whole life wishing on the stars every night for a real family. This delightful story combines Wild West adventure, small town drama, sizzling hot passion and sweet romance. Sarah Keevers grew up in an orphanage and has always lived with a shadow over her head because of her father. She had the misfortune to be born the daughter of a famous gunslinger and she had to learn to live with the looks and whispers from people when they found out who her father was. Sarah is finally of legal age and she could leave the orphanage but she doesn't really have anywhere to go and she wants to stay and protect the other children from the horrible woman who runs the orphanage. When she takes a few of the kids and escapes, she heads west to a small town where they can hide out and live as a family. The handsome sheriff, Abe West, and his brother Ike feel the need to protect this little family but they know all is not what it seems. I highly recommend this story and give it 4 out of 5 stars. It's well written and full of vivid characters that seem to jump off the page. The heat level is very high, but the erotic aspects are only a small part of what this book is about. Sarah's story will grab you right from the start and keeps you hooked. She's a loving and compassionate character who just wants to do the right thing and always puts others first, but unfortunately that has put her in danger this time. The West brothers are handsome, sexy cowboys with a huge protective streak. The tension with Sarah's story and the West brothers makes this a compelling read that is an emotional roller coaster. It's a great Wild West historical with an erotic twist." -- RomanceInReview, The Romance Reviews

4 STARS: "I’m not usually much of a reader of ménage romance, but when I saw Missy Martine’s historical romance Star Wishes, I was intrigued enough to pick it up. This is a woman-dresses-as-a-man, orphans-in-distress kind of a story that is well-constructed and entertaining, and I found reading it to be a pretty good time. This book is of a good length – not too short to leave you unsatisfied, not so long as to bore you – and it has a plot that will hook your interested and keep you reading. The ménage relationship, in fact, is the probably least interesting aspect of this book. Ms. Martine has done a good job giving Star Wishes a believable historical air. She also gives her readers well-formed characters, from the heroine and her two beaus to the children all the way down to the more minor characters like the townsfolk. She also includes couple of downright nasty villains, and I had a great time completely detesting the evil headmistress and her nasty side-kick. Given that his is a ménage romance, there is plenty of sex which is decidedly steamy and frequently inventive. It’s enough to make a girl fan herself at times. If you are looking for a very readable ménage romance with an interesting plot, good writing, a sweet ending, and the smoking hot sex that Siren romances are famous for, then Star Wishes may be just the book for you. I was impressed by it on the whole and would not hesitate to pick up another one of Ms. Martine’s titles." -- Bobby, BookWenches

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STORY EXCERPT

 

“All Aboard!”

“Stay close, guys.” Sarah began leading them toward the train. She turned around to make sure the boys were staying together and collided with a hard body. She turned, already offering an apology. “I’m so sorry, I wasn’t watching where I was…” She looked up into the face of the most handsome man she’d ever seen. He was tall, well over six feet, and muscular with brown hair and eyes. She could feel herself blushing.

“I’m sorry, young man. I wasn’t watching where I was going.” He glanced at the children and frowned, then turned back to Sarah. “My name is Isaac West, but you can call me Ike.” He held his hand out and looked at Sarah expectantly.

Reluctantly, Sarah placed her hand in his and shook it vigorously, like she thought a man would. She narrowed her eyes when she caught his slight smirk. “I’m Samuel…” She coughed to hide her hesitation. “Kees, Samuel Kees.”

Ike frowned and stared at the children huddled together. “Samuel, huh? Well, Samuel, are these your kids?”

Sarah tried to move the children further toward the train. “No, these are my sisters and brother. We’re traveling to meet up with our uncle. If you’ll excuse me, I wanna make sure we get on the train and get seats together.

Ike tipped his hat. “Pleasure to meet you, young man. Enjoy your trip. I’m sure I’ll see you around since we’re taking the same train.”

Sarah watched as he strolled toward the ticket counter. Zeke pulled on her arm. “What is it, Zeke?” she whispered.

“Are you okay, Samuel? Your face is getting mighty red.”

Sarah groaned to herself. “Come on, let’s get aboard and find some seats.

 

* * * *

 

Ike stopped and watched through the train’s window as the young boy seated the children on the train. All five of them squeezed into three seats. Something didn’t feel right. There was something off about the boy, but he couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Even the kids didn’t seem quite right.

He’d been working as a bounty hunter the past few years, trying to earn enough money to join up with his brother in Big Springs. They’d come west several years back with the idea of starting up a farm together. They’d planned on finding themselves a wife and settling down to raise a family. They’d just started settling in when they got word their Pa was real sick. One of them had to go home to help out their Ma.

Ike had always gotten along better with his Pa, so they decided he would travel home. His brother, Abe, took on the job of sheriff in Big Springs so he could earn money toward their dream while Ike was away. Ike did everything he could, but it hadn’t helped. Their Pa had succumbed to his ailment and passed away not long after he’d arrived. Ike had stayed on and helped his Ma settle in at her brother’s farm. It had cost a lot to get her moved, so he’d had to find a way to earn some more money toward his own dreams.

He’d accidently managed to bring in his first contract as a bounty hunter. He’d come across a man on the road after his horse had thrown him and run off. Turned out, the man had a hundred dollar bounty on his head. When he’d tried to steal Ike’s horse, he’d knocked him out and taken him to the sheriff. When he’d realized how much money he could bring in from bounty hunting, he’d kept after it. For the past two years he’d been on one job after another. Now, he had a nice nest egg, and he was ready to go home to Big Springs.

Ike boarded the train and took a seat a few rows back from the traveling family. He leaned back and pushed his hat over his eyes. He had to figure out a way to find out what was going on with Samuel Kees because he was sure hiding something. He sighed and settled further onto the hard bench. There was time to get some rest before he had to confront the boy. They wouldn’t make any stops for a couple of hours. It was going to be a long trip.

 

ADULT EXCERPT

 

Abe’s arms crept around her sides, his hands cupping her breasts. Sarah froze, her hands moving to intercept his touch.

“Relax, Sarah. Abe won’t hurt you.” Ike’s tongue swept inside the hollow of her cheeks and swirled languorously inside her mouth.

“No, I’d never hurt you, girl. I only wanna love you.” Abe leaned close and nibbled her ear, his fingers kneading her breasts through the fabric of her shirt.

“Let’s get you out of this.” Ike’s fingers went to the buttons on her shirt and deftly flicked them open one by one. He peeled the fabric from her skin, leaving her bare above the waist. He’d insisted she leave off her bindings when they dressed that morning. He leaned forward, pressing a kiss to the middle of her chest. “You’re so beautiful.”

One large hand closed gently around her breast, his thumb rubbing back and forth across the already turgid nipple. “You feel so good,” Abe whispered against her ear.

Ike leaned close and kissed her stomach, licking his way up her body to her other breast. He lightly bit the erect bud, and then soothed it with the flick of his tongue. She shuddered as a wave of desire washed over her. Her fingers clenched at his waist when he latched onto the hard nipple and began to suckle.

Abe’s tongue slid up her spine and across her shoulder, settling against the skin of her nape. He continued to run his thumb over her pulsating nipple, pinching and tugging the rigid tip. She felt his other hand dip beneath the waistband of her pants. “Can we take these off?”

Ike’s fingers moved to the buttons of her pants. Then, the two men slipped them past her hips, encouraging her to step out of the legs.

“This isn’t fair.” Sarah struggled to control her breathing. “I don’t think I like being the only naked one in the room.”

Ike stepped back and dragged the sides of his shirt apart, buttons flying in different directions. His fingers went to the fastening of his pants. She looked over her shoulder and watched a bare-chested Abe shove his own pants roughly down his legs.

Sarah took a step closer to Ike and pressed her hard nipples against his hairy chest. He groaned and pushed her back against Abe’s warm body, and then crushed her breasts against his own chest. His hands swept slowly down the length of her body, while his mouth moved to her shoulders and back up her throat to her mouth. Abe ground his erection against her ass, while his hands skimmed along her back, curling over her neck and tangling in her hair.

She let her eyes close, her head falling back against Abe’s chest while her hand gently cupped Ike’s sac. Her knees began to tremble when Ike’s fingers smoothed over the junction between her legs. “Can we move this to the bed?” she asked hesitantly.

Abe pulled her back and swept her up into his arms. “Your wish is our command, darlin’.” He walked over and laid her on the large bed, his hands roaming over her stomach, and over the swell of her hips and buttocks. Leaning over, he nuzzled her mound with the tip of his nose.

Ike’s tongue pushed into her mouth, absorbing her cries of pleasure. His kiss went deeper than ever before. His fingers pinched her erect nipple, plucking at it almost lazily. Sarah lifted up and wrapped her arms around his neck. Ignoring his look of surprise, she pulled him back down into a scalding, claiming kiss.

Abe climbed onto the bed and settled his large body between her thighs. He licked a path down her chest, inhaling deeply. “You smell good enough to eat.” He chuckled and dragged his tongue down, circling around her sensitive navel.

“Wait.” Sarah pushed herself up and gave Abe a saucy wink. She turned to Ike, standing next to the bed, and closed her fingers around his hard shaft. He grunted in pleasure when her hand stroked firmly up and down. Her gaze cut to Abe. “Your turn next.” She bent her head over Ike’s groin and guided his cock to her mouth. Holding him firmly, she licked and stroked it from root to tip, feeling it harden more and buck against her hand.

“Sarah, it’s going to be over before it starts if you keep that up.” Ike sucked in his breath, his stomach muscles visibly quivering, when she licked her way down even further. She eased his length fully into her mouth, enjoying his musky scent and salty taste. She glanced toward the foot of the bed and used her hand to beckon Abe to come closer.

Abe prowled up her body, straddling over her chest, keeping his weight from crushing. Her hand stroked the hard shaft where it lay between her breasts, a clear, thick fluid leaking from the tip. She heard him groan when she ran her thumb lightly across the purple head.

She gave Ike’s erection one final, hard suck and turned her head to look at Abe. “Come up here.” She watched him move to her side, sitting with his back against the headboard. She crawled between his legs and placed a soft kiss on the inside of his thigh. She gazed up at him through half-closed eyes, and then closed her lips around his leaking shaft. His flavor burst across her tongue as his fingers slid through her hair, holding her head still. His hips slowly began to thrust, moving his cock in and out.

Sarah swirled her tongue around the tip of Abe’s cock and saw Ike walk around the bed. He moved in behind her and began to squeeze her ass cheeks with one hand while he explored her crack with the other. She pulled from Abe’s erection and looked over her shoulder. “What are you doing?”

He grinned. “You just pay attention to what you’re doing.”

 

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