by Sierra Simone
For the first time in her life, Ireland Mills is happy with her body. No more fad diets, no more hiding from every camera in the room, no more low self-esteem. She’d rather be alone than with someone who’ll only love her if she’s skinny.
Caleb Carpenter and Ben Weber are everything Ireland and the Kansas Chamber of Commerce dreamed of when conceptualizing the “Real Kansas” promotional campaign. They’re handsome, young, educated, and totally dedicated to their small prairie town.
When Ireland’s Prius gets stuck on a Kansas dirt road and a massive storm rips through town, she’s left stranded with nowhere to turn but to Caleb and Ben. These two hunky country boys are impossible to ignore, but could they ever be interested in her as well?
Caleb and Ben are more than interested…and they’re willing to share. After their first night together, they know this has to be more than a one-time thing. They need to make her theirs forever. But can they convince Ireland they love her, curves and all?
Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.
Misadventures of a Curvy Girl was my first read for Romanceopoly. If you missed my post on it, just click here. I was a bit nervous going into this read because, as much as I love romance, this Sierra Simone's book goes into an area of romance that is totally out of my...not comfort zone necessarily...just my realm of reading experience. Let's put it that way haha.
Misadventures is about a curvy woman, Ireland (LOVED HER NAME) meeting two guys, Ben and Caleb. The story concerns Ben and Caleb's relationship and their need to have a third person in the relationship with them to really feel complete.
So, what was I nervous about? Here are the things:
- I've never read a book that included a menage relationship
- I wasn't sure how the curvy woman was going to be portrayed (this is always a nerve-inducing point for me. I am a curvy woman.)
- I knew it was going to be smutty - but was it going to be good story smutty or ridiculous?
Thankfully, I did not need to worry about this because I ended up really loving this book! It's really funny because it had some details I don't usually like in my romance books (insta-love being the main one), but it just sort of fit in this story. I ended up caring about each one of the three main characters which is so important to me. A story is useless for me unless I enjoy the characters. Most importantly, Simone treated each character with importance and respect. We get the perspective of each character in alternating chapters, and I just loved that, even though Ireland was the key person missing from their relationship, she did not overshadow Ben and Caleb. Also, I don't know if this is how all menage/thruple/etc. relationships work, but I respected and was happy to read that Ben and Caleb were so determined to do work together rather than against each other when it came to Ireland. It made the story feel so real to me and endeared me even more to each of the characters.
So, if you're willing to go outside of your reading zone, I definitely recommend this book. It was a quick read for me (finished it the same day I started it), and I found myself wanting to know more about their relationship. Definitely.
Now - let's see what my next read for Romanceopoly will be *rolls digital dice*
It looks like I've landed on "Fated Folly" which means I am to read "a fated mates PNR (paranormal romance)". I have the perfect book for this category. I will be reading A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole. I'll try to post updates on my thoughts as I read it on Goodreads and/or Twitter. Stay tuned!