Double Trouble

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I received a free ARC of this book, through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a hard one for me. There are parts of the book that I really liked and I did like the story, but the layout of the book, especially the timeline  of which things happen was just not working for me.  It’s impossible to expand on this thought without giving spoilers and I don’t want to do that. I think some people will very much like it and I don’t want to ruin it for them. 

It’s a no cheating, no cliffhanger, HEA romance, with some okay sex scenes, but I felt that even those were a little rushed in how they developed. There was what I felt normal progression in a new bdsm triad, however the speed at which that progress takes place just left a lot missing for me.  

The easiest way for me to describe it.....  If you were comparing the reading of this book to reading the alphabet, I felt as if it went A-B-C-D-E F-Q-R-Y-Z.   A lot of things in the middle or 3/4 way book are just not there and as we know, you can’t build a correct sentence without all the letters of the alphabet. 

The published edition of the book also contains a free peak, the first chapter of another book by the same author.  I read it thinking this book was just maybe not to my liking, but in the first chapter of the additional book, I could tell that although the story started a little differently, it was going to mirror this one. Sorry, just not my preference.
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My first book by this author & unfortunately I wouldn't be in a hurry to read more.

I found it hard to believe that Daniel had been pining for Bridget for years but was quite happy to share her with his twin, who appeared from nowhere & hadn't been mentioned at all! I definitely didn't like the repeated use of the awful C word & I don't really know much about bdsm but some of the scenarios seemed abusive as they didn't really listen to her worries or reservations.

Definitely not my cup of tea
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For three years, Daniel Armstrong has wanted the beautiful, fiery Bridget Kelly. But when he sees her at Houston’s premier BDSM club and realizes she has an interest in submission, his determination reignites. A charity auction provides a means for him to possess her and do good at the same time. Who could resist? Focused solely on Bridget and the decadent delights he intends for her, he outbids everyone to claim her.
I was really disappointed in this book. Not that I’m expecting a whole lot of in depth characterization, but I didn’t like Bridget’s personality. I didn’t like how she reacted with the other characters and she seemed to switch from one personality to another.
**I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
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This was a hot story. Twin brothers, who are both Dominants, are looking for someone to help make their life complete. Bridget is a bar owner who has been thwarting one of the brothers for a couple years. She secretly longs for him, especially after seeing him at a BDSM club that she visited with her friend. He wins a weekend with her at a charity auction (against her wishes). Eventually, she runs out of excuses and spends the weekend with both brothers. Very steamy scenes. Enjoyed this story and Sierra Cartwright has not steered me wrong in the past. I look forward to reading more by this author.

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an hones review.
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This is a ménage romance with some BDSM scenes. Loved the story and how everything ended with the characters. Can’t wait to read more from this author.
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As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way.

I wanted to like this one. Really, I did. The concept of a love story/ménage relationship in erotic fiction has always been a fun and indulgent dive into the genre. (Which for me, admittedly, started in the days of Twilight Fanfiction. Don't tell.) Not to mention, Sierra Cartwright is rightfully admired for her steamy reads. Alas, Double Trouble just wasn't for me. At the end of the day, it was simply not my cup of tea. Sigh.

In all honesty, I'm surprised I was able to even finish Double Trouble to begin with. In spite of it being well written, with an abundance of smutty goodness, and quite short in terms of length, I found myself--on more than one occasion--struggling to focus on the story at hand for many reasons. 

Before you ask--no, it wasn't the BDSM aspects of the story. It wasn't the fact that the relationship at hand was of the previously mentioned ménage variety. Double Trouble had the makings of a pretty decent threesome lovestory but just didn't measure up to what I'd hoped. 

Allow to explain what I wasn't overly fond of when it boiled down to things. And, to make it clear, I am not trashing the author or fans of the book itself. This is all subjective to my point of view. You do not have to agree with it, and you may not. 

    The characters. I didn't feel compelled or interested by any of the lead characters. I wanted to but the problem with the characters was that they were underwhelming in development. I had a hard time remembering the name of the main character because she was, for me, forgettable. Her name is Bridget. The two men who are her love interests were just as lackluster and even a bit stereotypical. What I struggled with most in the story was that the three of them--the ones we were supposed to be rooting for or against--felt like nothing to me beyond their chemistry. 
    Which leads us to: the love story at hand. Let's start with Love Interest #1. Ah. Well. It starts as an obsessive (ish) lust between Daniel and Bridget. They have a bit of a past that isn't really a past but more of an acquaintance between the two of them that typically led to Daniel asking Bridget out and Bridget consistently rejecting him. Though, gasp, she is attracted to him. Then, one fateful night, things change and Daniel wins a date with Bridget. I'll be honest--the whole biding on someone thing does nothing for me, even if it is for a good cause. There's something about this being their beginning that put me off. 
    Enter Love Interest #2: Daniel's identical twin Jacob. Now, okay, when it comes to ménage in fiction, I'm down with it. I've read--and enjoyed--this sort of relationship in the past. Just, ah, not between relatives. Granted, Daniel and Jacob aren't romantically/sexually involved with each other, there's something very... no, about twin brothers sharing the same woman and engaging with said woman at a time. Maybe that's just me. (Then again, maybe not.) 
    While the pacing wasn't bad, it wasn't great. It was very rushed at times (cramming the timeline together in the way that it did; how quickly things progressed between the three of them all the way to a wedding) and a lot of it felt like it was just missing something. 

I'm definitely going to look into more of Sierra Cartwright's work in the future. However, this book was not--and will never be--for me. Double Trouble could have been so much more with a few more subtle changes and development, but it was more trouble than it was worth for my personal taste.
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I really like Sierra Cartwright’s books and this one is no different although I did struggle at times with the heroine, Bridget. On the whole though it was hot and steamy with great characters and a good storyline.
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Interesting story. Love the personalities and how they fit  together.  Literally. Would love to see more about this triad in another book.
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Double Trouble is a ménage story that, while sexy, is lacking a strong emotional connection between the three characters, and one of the heroes is pretty unlikable.

Bridget is a busy bar owner who has been pursued by successful banker, Daniel, for three years, but she's always turned him down because something about him gets under her skin. When she sees him at a local club and the dom in him realizes her submissive tendencies, he becomes even more determined to have her. To that end, he colludes with her sister to get her to enter a charity auction, in which he bids on, and wins, a weekend to be spent with her at the soon to be opened B&B/events hall he and his brother own. When she finally runs out of excuses to not spend the weekend with him, and she arrives, she finds out Daniel has an equally gorgeous and dominant twin brother, Jacob, with whom she and Daniel will spend the weekend exploring all their fantasies.

Normally I'd be all for a sexy MFM ménage story, but in this case I just could not connect with it. Yes, it's hot, but beyond that, there's not much to it. In order for a ménage to be successful, the emotional connection between the three characters must be equal to, or stronger than, the physical, and here in Double Trouble, that just is not the case. Daniel claims to have been obsessed with Bridget for three years, but I didn't believe that for a second. Do I believe he wanted her? Absolutely. Obsessed with her? Loved her? Not even a little bit. Add in the fact that he was kind of a jerk and yeah, I was turned off his character a lot. And then there's Jacob. I found him to be the nicer of the two twins, but considering that he had known Bridget for a weekend, I can't believe that he felt as strongly for her as Daniel claimed to feel for her. Ugh. Double Trouble is just an excuse for a bunch of lightly kinky threesome steam. There's no genuine love, no strong feelings, nothing passionate and loving at all. Such a disappointment. If you're looking for a well balanced ménage, I suggest you look elsewhere. If you only care about the steamy stuff, then Double Trouble may be for you.
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Daniel has been obsessed with Bridget for a time know.  The time has now come that he can get her and can take what he so wants which is her. 

Bridget has offered herself up for a charity event with a difference and well Daniel seizing the opportunity he buys her with serious plans to have her for the whole weekend and not one moment will pass without some hot smoking fun. 

She knows that Daniel is a strong  man and a confident Dom who would have handled her in the past but she has tried her best to stay well away from him. 

But see Daniel has so much more in store for Bridget that she could have ever thought of in the shape of his Twin brother David.....

Two hotties for the price of one mmmm delicious right.

This book was hot hot hot I Loved it.
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The storyline itself is very hot, with scenes of BDSM and erotica. If you can get over the guys being brothers, you will definitely enjoy the menage aspect. It is all MFM. 
Overall, the plot is hot and the story is definitely delicious.
This is good for a quick read in between books. It just did not have the punch I thought it would.
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This was a really good read.When Bridget's sister puts her up for auction for charity she is bid on and won by  Dom Daniel who has been after her for years but she kept turning him down.When she finally goes on the date at his farm she is in for a shock he owns the with his identical twin Jacob and he wants her too.This was a super steamy read and I enjoyed it
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Double trouble, double the fun. Very good, enticing BDSM story. I was hook from beginning to the end.
I received this copy from Netgalley for an honest review that is entirely my own.
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The storyline itself is very hot, with scenes of BDSM and erotica. If you can get over the guys being brothers, you will definitely enjoy the menage aspect. It is all MFM. 
I not only loved the plot and the way the story developed but the hotness of it. It brought out the emotions of all the characters. The highs and lows of each one. There is just something about loving someone who wants nothing to do with you and then finally they see you for who you are. These three main characters go through some ups and downs as they find their way to happiness and love.
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“This time, he won’t take no for an answer.”
This is not the way to start any book.
A bartender is tricked by her sister into putting herself into a charity auction. The sister knows damn well there’s a rich guy who wants her, so she’s basically pimping her out for donations.
The story had barely started and I already hated this mother-fucker. He’s a sadistic dom, but luckily—and conveniently—she turns out to be a closet sub. Then his brother appears. . .
The descriptions of the renovated mansion are tedious. I skipped them; not here for architecture. Other than that, this is excellently written, with plenty of genuinely funny moments, particularly in her introspection. My favorite parts were the amazing lead female character and the intriguing sex scenes. The only downside for me was the lead male character at the beginning, but even he got better. Even the sister got better, though I would have never forgiven her.
3.5 pushed up to 4/5
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A really good easy read. It took me a while to get into it, but overall I mostly enjoyed it.
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Not sure about this one.  I liked it first, but then it just bored me.  The author created drama when there was really none to be had.  Then we jumped from I feel rejected to let’s get married?  Huh?  I am confused.  He thought the worst of her but wants to spend the rest of his life with her.  You don’t know her well enough and that is why your accusation  was wrong.  Duh, dude!  Also she just accepted everything about  BDSM without question or second thoughts or heck no.  Oh I am scared is her reaction.  I am sure there are people who take to it like ducks to water but that just seems like a huge mental and emotional jump to make.  They never set rules and what was punishable what was not it was all up for grabs.  

It was ok I guess nothing thrilling,

Received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley.
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Double Trouble 
Sierra Cartwright
5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Another great book by Sierra Cartwright. 
This is a ménage romance with some BDSM scenes. Loved the story and how everything ended with the characters. Can’t wait to read more from this author. 
Thanks NetGalley for the arc in exchange for my honest review.
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What is hotter than a hot Dom that won't give up on getting you in his bed, try to two hot Doms. Both who happen to be twins. Daniel will do anything to have Bridget including share her with his bother Jacob. With a little help from Bridget's sister, Daniel gets the chance to claim the submissive inside Bridget.
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Double Trouble by Sierra Cartwright is the story of Daniel Armstrong and Bridget Kelley.  
Daniel has really be obsessed with Bridget for a while.  But now there has come a time that he can get her and he takes it.   Bridget offers herself up to charity event and Daniel 'buys' her with plans to have her for the weekend.  Bridget knows that Daniel is a strong Dom who would handle her but still she has tried to stay away from him.  Daniel has more in store for Bridget via his Twin brother David.  
This was a pretty hot story along with some misunderstandings...overall enjoyed it.
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