Twenty-one-year-old Kit Chevalier has
loved her guardian, Maximilian St. Claire, for most of her
entire life. Max pledged to protect and guide Kit, after the
death of her parents, Alex and Kathryn Chevalier, until he can
arrange a suitable marriage for Kit. The exciting twist to
Kit and Max’s story is Audie Sinclair, and his position as
servant to Max. Audie is a special servant.
The St. Claire tradition is for the
eldest son of the families to be indentured to another St.
Clair male to teach the sons “humility, compassion, and
discipline beneath the hard hand of a St. Claire master.”
These lessons would teach the sons responsibility for their
heritage, fortunes, and family, and would include covering and
mastering various subjects from diplomacy, world finance, and
serving his master in the bedroom. Max himself was servant to
Kit’s parents, Alex and Kathryn Chevalier.
I was surprised how much I enjoyed
Take a Stranger No More. Erotic romance with two men
and one woman is not an automatic attention getter for me, but
Max’s strong dominance, Kit’s hellion ways, and Audie’s sexual
escapades made an exciting tale. The St. Claire servant
tradition was an unexpected twist and overall lovely
surprise. Max is believable as a tall, dark, dominant lord of
the manor. Kit is a young beautiful woman on the brink of
sexual discovery, with a trace of rebellion that only Max can
curb. Audie…Well, Audie is a lovely young man in dire need of
his Master’s services.
Take a Stranger No More is
a Joyfully Recommended read because it surprised me with the
plot twist, managed to include hot man-sex as well as an
explicit and pleasurable love scene with Kit, Max, and Audie.
The publisher’s website lists Take a Stranger No More
as book one of The Adventures of the St. Claire
Servants, and I am looking forward to reading more of
the St. Claire family.