elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Climbing the Ladder (A Shifting Elements Book) by B.A. Tortuga

I read a very limited number of M/M/F ménages a trois because usually I don’t like very much the female in the ménages. It’s not that I see her as an intruder, it’s more that she usually comes out as insipid in comparison to the two men. In Climbing the Ladder B.A. Tortuga solved this issue making Sammy not only an independent woman with a high executive career, but also as much as an Alpha as Mesa, the shapeshifter wolf who claims Sammy’s husband as his mate and as a corollary, also Sammy.

Kody was Mesa’s lover and best friend when they were puppies; but 2 years ago Kody left without much notice and now that Mesa is the Alpha pack, he wants back his mate. But Kody is now married to Sammy. Kody and Sammy’s marriage is not an ordinary one, actually Kody is way more a “wife” than Sammy; Sammy is the one who gains money and maintains their home, and Kody takes care of her and of that home. When Mesa comes to claim Kody, there is no question that Sammy would be able, and willing, to go over the break-up with Kody, but it comes out that she is the third in their mating, that Kody left right for the purpose to find her and bring her back to the pack and to their bond.

The story is very much about Sammy and the quest to make her sure of their bond. That is probably another reason why this ménages a trois works better than other I read, Sammy doesn’t disappear between Mesa and Kody, actually she is the center of their attention. She is probably even too strong, and if not for the reason that Kody is a mild and gentle man, their relationship would have probably already had trouble to work. But Kody is more than pleased to be the one taking care of both his mates.

Mesa plays accordingly to his role, he is an Alpha all around, few words, a lot of action, but also able to trust his mates when needed; they pretty much complete each other, I think Sammy is the mind, Mesa the body and Kody the heart.


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Amazon Kindle: Climbing the Ladder (Shifting Streams, Book One)
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC (October 16, 2011)

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Tags: author: b.a. tortuga, genre: paranormal, length: novel, review, theme: alpha males, theme: menage, theme: shapeshifters

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