Sunday, February 2, 2014

Review Sterling New Year by author Cheryl Dragon

Title: Sterling New Year
Series:  Men of Alaska ,1
Author: Cheryl Dragon
Publisher: Loose Id LLC
Pages: 97
Genre: Polyamory , Contemporary
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher Blurb:
 Melody's stuck in Sterling, Alaska over the holidays, sewing custom dresses for her friend’s wedding. She'll do anything for her friends and is determined to be the best maid of honor she can be. There are just a few very sexy distractions.

Dale, Jason, and Ryan are lovers with an eye out for the right woman to complete their family. They're happy to let Melody use space to make the dresses, but Dale especially doesn’t expect the perfect woman for them to show up in their small town. How are they going to explain Sterling's unusual relationships. Even so, the trio is definitely interested in more than simply helping out with the wedding but can they win Melody over?

Melody has never been anywhere like Sterling—where group relationships are a tradition. She can’t pass up the experience of three hot men in bed but rearranging her life for them, or any man, is a ridiculous idea. Normal marriages don’t last and she’s had repeat wedding dress clients to prove it. What the quad has is more than sex but they have a lot of baggage to sort through for her to make it a Sterling New Year.

Sterling New Year by author Cheryl Dragon is the first in the Men of Alaska series. You get a chance to get to know a town that is build on ménages and polyamory.  I liked this deviation from the normal romance combination.  I was curious to see how Ms. Dragon made three men and one woman work both in and out of bed and the relationships are done very well. I liked how no one felt unnecessary or left out of the romantic connections.  
Dale, Jason and Ryan all have a relationship before Melody is introduced to them. They really want to meet her and see if she is what they are looking for in a woman.
Melody is a dress designer, plus sized, and not so sure she can handle three men but she does.   Everyone in this book has their own baggage and personality. Blending in all of that into a cohesive story is hard and a applaud Ms. Dragon for doing it well.  
The setting in Alaska is perfect; I liked how the story didn’t come off as contrived or unbelievable. Over all this is a book I really enjoyed.
There is enough not resolved in this story to keep me wanting more of the series. I would like to see who falls in love next and where that love takes them.

                                        Four Twinkling Stars

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