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Eastern Ambitions (Compass Brothers Series #3)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Highly emotional...

My Review:
Tissue alert is right...Wow, poor Sam. He is having to deal with a lot in this book, but mmmm, there is just something about a tortured hero that is so appealing. This is book #3 of the Compass Brothers series and was about Sam, one of the twins who are the ...
My Review:
Tissue alert is right...Wow, poor Sam. He is having to deal with a lot in this book, but mmmm, there is just something about a tortured hero that is so appealing. This is book #3 of the Compass Brothers series and was about Sam, one of the twins who are the youngest of the brothers. He's only 25, but has already made a big name for himself on Wall Street until his girlfriend betrays him at the company where they both work. Quickly on the heels of that betrayal (like the same day), Sam finds out that his beloved father is dying, so he heads home to the Compton ranch.


Home, he finds some things have changed, most specifically the new woman that is handling the ranch's bookkeeping...Cindi. Although Sam has too much on his plate to try to initiate and commit to a relationship, he forms a friendship with Cindi and her allure is intoxicating and so tempting.


Overall this is a highly entertaining read and another great installment to this series. I had a few slight issues with the book, but I personally think that they were simply subjective issues for me and would not be problems for others. The twins have always been presented as teens, because they were the youngest. I had a hard time, in this book, moving Sam out of that context and into the adult world in my mind. Also, Cindi has some kinks, as does Sam, that they aren't sharing with each other. I don't have an issue with the kinks, but the way that they came out in the story just seemed a little odd to me. That scene made me uncomfortable and I can't even tell you why because it is something that I usually enjoy in my erotic romance. These were my only problems with this book, and like I said, both of them are VERY subjective.


Personally, I like the surprise that came with Cindi's background. I enjoyed getting to spend more time with this family. I love these brothers and the relationship they have with each other. There are some really sad moments happening in this book with their father's health decline, but they are offset wonderfully with humor and love between the boys and their parents.


This is a great series about a family that I am REALLY enjoying. I cannot wait to read Sawyer's book. We got a small glimpse of him as he has been off with the Navy and has no idea what is happening at home. A fact that he is NOT going to be happy about. It promises to be a great book although I have a feeling that it may be even more heart-wrenching than this one was.

posted by SmittenWithReading on November 21, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Ugh

Nope. Not good. The other two books i liked, this one was too much. I like explicit sex as much as the next, but when the female lead is doing 6 guys and the hero walks in and loves it and helps? My first thought is sluuuuut. Anyway, not hot!

posted by 9394860 on December 19, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2011

    Previous books are better

    I'm hoping the final book is better than this one. The previous books had better character development, sensual scenes that weren't gratuitous, and more realistic story and conflicts.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2013

    Good Read

    This book was a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Bloodshed

    The sun set on the highlands. Willowfur, a tan she-cat with a white underbelly, once well-groomed and fed, emerged from around a thistle bush, her pelt now ragged and thick, mangled up. Her underbelly was severely scarred from a fox attack, thus resulting in her becoming barren, unable to have kits. Her dark blue gaze locked within the rivers. A black tabby tom with dark ginger paws slid around the corner. "Willowfur?" he meowed, "is that you?" The strong, thick-furred, well-muscled she-cat replied, "Yes, it is. Now come out of there. It is time for battle-training."Her voice was a soft, silky growl like that of a half-woven spider web. Willowfur's claws were reinforced with dogs' teeth, just like her mate, Scourge, the leader of BloodClan. The black tabby tom emerged, but before he could say anything, a golden-brown tabby tom emerged from the bushes. "Willowfur," he growled. Willowfur's eyes narrowed to slits as she whipped around. "What do you want, fool?" she growled in her soft snarl for a voice. "I may be a fool," he mewed,"but at least I have loyalty left inside of me. You're a great fighter, that's true, but bloodshed is all you crave. Misery and torture. And revenge to satisfy your unquenchable bloodthirsty nature," he rasped. Willowfur slipped into the shadows. "I'll be back," she hissed.

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