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Claiming Catherine Audiobook

Claiming Catherine: Montana Maiden Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Branded a harlot for undoing a confining button on her blouse, Catherine Langton finds herself rejected by the man she is to marry, leaving her in a predicament: mail order bride or the poorhouse. Her decision is simple, and she arrives in Liberty, Montana, to marry a man she's never seen, her only desire to be a pleasing wife.

Jake Bridger exceeds Catherine's expectations at first glance. He looks as if he stepped from the pages of the Western romances she knows she shouldn't read. But she's about to find out that the men of Liberty are not like other men. Here, a wife is expected to make all of herself available to her husband, even parts a good girl like Catherine never expected a man to plunder. It's not an easy adjustment, but Jake isn't a man to take no for an answer, and he sets about training his new bride using techniques that soon have Catherine wantonly eager for his attentions.

But can Catherine live with her new husband's explicit requirements when it opposes everything she's known?

If you're looking for a smoking-hot Western that breaks the mold, then this first book in the Montana Maidens Series won't leave you just satisfied but eagerly awaiting the continuation of the sexiest, most wildly explicit adventure to hit the open range of publishing in a very long time.

©2014 Blushing Books Publications (P)2015 Blushing Books Publications

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    PATRICIA 02-05-16
    PATRICIA 02-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Historical erotica!"

    --I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

    Historical erotica, this is a fun one. While you have to put aside some reality, the story of a mail order bride coming to Montana from the city is always interesting. What could make you drop everything and marry someone you never met? Well in this case, Catherine had her hands full from the first day. Jake, a dominant male, had some ideas of how a wife should be. I do think that Catherine's naivete was a little much at times...if someone was putting a pill in me and all day long I just wanted to have sex, I might have caught on. Seems this town of women were all a little blind to the facts. But beside that, the book was a quick listen, fun and very erotic!

    Lauren Sweet is a favorite of mine as a narrator(she does the Blueberry Lane series by Katy Regnery) and continues to give an incredible performance with this story. This was my first Brian Hunter narration, and his voice was perfect for the Montana man of Jake, sounding just as I figured a rancher would.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mona 03-23-15
    Mona 03-23-15

    Crazy for audiobooks!!

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    "DON'T BOTHER"

    All I can truly say, having lived in Montana for over 15 years of my life, this books accusations of a lifestyle common to anywhere in Montana is a LIE! I've Never heard such garbage as this! Not worth money, time, or any of one's intelligence to listen to.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Cyn 02-27-16
    Cyn 02-27-16
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    "Still in shock with mouth hung open"
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    I do not even know where to begin I am still in shock. I know in this time frame women didn’t have a lot of say about issues. I have a hard time believing that every man in a town including the preacher and doctor would agree to this life style. I had no idea that this was an Erotica read I guess had I went to Amazon and not Audible to read the description I would have know this before signing up to review it. As with most Erotica reads there is very little story and I do not mind sex but I really would like a story with it which this book has very little of. When the preacher asked if they wanted him to cork her, my mouth fell open. I have a hard time believing a man of God would do this to an innocent or any women. The next place I have a hard time believing is when he thought it was ok for his brothers to see her with no clothes on or even touch her in private places. Had I been this women and got branded a harlot for undoing a confining button on her blouse (which would be correct in this time period) and then walked into a marriage of this kind I would have run for the hills never to have returned. I know they had BDSM very early in history but as a mail order bride that is an innocent and all the man in town are doing this I have a hard time buying that.

    Dom/Sub relationships are based on trust this story was not. First they have to drug their wives up their butts with corks and plugs to even get them in the mood to do the deed whenever the husband wants. Then they have to keep them drugged for the rest of their lives so they can do the deed whenever and wherever they want to with whatever people might be around. There is no trust this is all about control and getting all they can get whenever they want by drugging the women to make them sick so she would understand that she needed to take her meds like a girl little girl. His reply is I am only doing what is right for you to keep you safe and healthy I am only thinking of you. I found very little romance in this story. I will give the author credit for turning around Jake at the end to wanting to make his wife happy in return making him happy with what he wanted. The one thing about a story is if it is believable and the author makes you buy into it. This story is not believable yes it is fiction but it is not believable.

    Narration by Lauren Sweet, Brian L. Hunter was really good they put emotion into the read. You felt Catherine pain, embarrassment, her sorrow and so much more. You felt how controlling each man were and the thrills they were getting from treating women like trash, from embarrassing them and making them feel lower than life. There are not any background noises or interruption just a clear listen with lots of emotions. You have no trouble knowing what each character is going through. The different character voices were good. I would have liked it better had the women been done by Ms. Sweet and the male by Mr. Hunter in no way does it take away from the listen. All in all these narrators did an outstanding job. I given them 5 stars and feel they deserve this after narrating this story.

    I am so sorry this story has a pretty good plot but not much of a story. The only thing I got out of this story are the men are controlling and get off on the thrills of from treating women like trash, from embarrassing them and making them feel lower than life along with degrading them. Yes I will agree some of this went on all through history but a WHOLE town? This is what we know as abuse to demean, embarrass, control and put down. If it had not been every man in town even the preacher and doctor I would have bought into this story. Book 2 in this series does sound like a great read and I am hoping it will be a little better than this one maybe have a story with it. I have promise to review both books and will do so with an open mind as long as there is a story with the sex. I just cannot buy into a whole town going along with this. If it had more of a story and not just the deed of control and the means they gain that control I could go along with the rest of it. I really hate to give a bad review and do not take on a book I feel I can’t give at least a 3 or above. I wish I could in this case. I know there will be people who will love this story. It will be right up their ally and that is great but sadly I am just not one of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brandy Blackerby 02-11-16 Member Since 2013

    I am a fun loving mom that enjoys a great Book!! I'm happy to have Audible with a busy life it makes it so easy to still get lost in a book!

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    "OVERALL A GOOD STORY!"

    Claiming Catherine is a quick listen! that would be pretty much my only complaint... I love getting lost in Books! so naturally I don't want them to end & always wish a good book could be longer!! Thankfully I already have book 2 downloaded! The NARRATORS did an awesome job!! I love reading/listening to all types of books so I was pleasantly surprised with this quick listen! I did have to make TRY TO SHOW NO EMOTION on my face while listening to it this morning at Dr Appointments & other errands :-)

    ****I JUST WANT TO PUT OUT THERE THAT A BOOK(UNLESS ITS A BIOGRAPHY OR SOMETHING) IS A WORK OF FICTION SO I WAS REALLY SAD TO SEE A "BAD" REVIEW FROM SOMEONE ALL DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY "LIVE IN MONTANA" AND WEREN'T IMPRESSED WITH THE WAY THE AUTHOR MADE MONTANA SOUND! THOSE KINDS OF REVIEWS BREAK MY HEART! AUTHORS WORK SO HARD ON THEIR BOOKS & FOR SOMEONE TO BE SO CRUEL LIKE THAT IS RUDE!****

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Laura 02-11-16
    Laura 02-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it"

    "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com."

    i loved this book. it was very interesting

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    DK 02-03-16
    DK 02-03-16 Member Since 2013

    No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!

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    "Ewww, Just Ewww"

    I really enjoyed the mail order bride stories that I have read in the past. However, this one is just odd.

    Catherine is ostracized from her hometown because she unbuttoned one button of her shirt or dress making her undesirable for her match in her hometown.

    She goes the root of the mail-order bride, out in the western part of the USA.

    When she gets off the train she sees the most handsome man she's ever seen, her husband to be. She cannot believe her luck but she soon learns that everything is not as it seems.

    One of their first asked together after being formally married is anal sex. Jake explains that he won't [insert vulgar word here] until she is ready. But he repeats over and over [insert vulgar word here x's 40] until she is ready.

    That does not absolve her of "wifely duties" on other parts of her body.

    This is not what I expect of my "mail-order bride" style book and it really turned me off. I made it through the first night together before shutting it off. At that point, I had to listen for an hour and a half.

    I really appreciate the bravery of anyone who publishes the book – no matter what the topic. But this was more than I could handle. *I agreed to read this book in exchange for a review. I've been given the second and will not listen.* I have done scores of reviews for books in this manner and completed all but 3 to 4. I feel I gave this book and also an opportunity before shutting it off.

    The narration was professional, although I cannot imagine any performer having to record a book such as this.

    I am not a prude by any stretch of the imagination. Please see my reviews. However, this was too much and it was too disturbing for me to finish.

    Notes: Graphically described sexual content. Strong language (repetitive use of the F bomb) and really disturbing, degrading scenes for Catherine.

    Stars: Overall 2, Performance 4, Story 1

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    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    JENNIFER 04-18-16
    JENNIFER 04-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "not good."
    Would you try another book from Vanessa Vale and/or Lauren Sweet and Brian L. Hunter ?

    No, was not good could have been better, it was hot ,not my kind of hot .


    What could Vanessa Vale have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not sex with out love , to much anal plugs.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    voice was slow,.


    Did Claiming Catherine inspire you to do anything?

    no


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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