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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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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.

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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.

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Fantastic!

I loved the book and the recording is just great. The male narrator's voice fit my mental imagination extremely well. I will be back for the next book!

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Yuck

This isn't romantic...I didn't feel any romance. It was being used by uncaring men

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Yuck!!!!!!!!!!!!

This one was trash!!!! It will be going back. To leave my review I need to use 15 words! Ok, done!

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A Story That May Burn Up The Earbuds

What made the experience of listening to Claiming Catherine the most enjoyable?

It's not hard to get lost in the story. Made my commute much more enjoyable. It was nice to get lost in the past and forget the present for a little while. Had me looking forward to seeing what the author has in store for her readers in book two.

What did you like best about this story?

This story packs a lot in just a few hours. It brings a spin on the mail order bride from America's history - very erotic. Lauren Sweet did a great job of bringing Catherine to life.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It didn't make me laugh or cry but there were times where you had to feel sorry for Catherine. It's sad when men feel that they have to use artificial means in order to get what they want from a woman. But that just plays into the mindset where we don't think a lot of men back then were very smart. This proves that wrong.

Any additional comments?

One thing I liked was having the two narrators. It adds a little extra to my listening pleasure. My only issue was with narrator Brian L. Hunter - he brings my brother to mind. You don't want to think of your brother reading you such a hot read - ew factor. And that was one reason that I had a hard time envisioning the Jake Bridger character as hot. I think that the author did a great job in creating a town that may have actually existed during that time period. The Dom/sub lifestyle had to start somewhere - why not here. This was a story where earbuds were a blessing because this is not a book for little ears or having coworkers eavesdropping on.<br/><br/>I voluntarily reviewed an audio version of this book.

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Spicy Historical Erotica

Vanessa Vale does historical erotica right. And this series does not disappoint. Set in a fictional town with unusual marital practices, this spicy tale is absolutely tantalizing. With more subservient women of that time period, the premise was easy to sink into... and then relax and let the tingling begin! The entire book was sexy, sexy, sexy.

While I liked the female narrator, I didn’t like the male voice as much. But it was okay. The female brought across the fear and uncertainty of Catherine - bringing the story to life.

If you aren't afraid of erotica and are looking for a spicy audio book, Claiming Catherine is a great selection. Its quick, dirty and oh so good.

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If youare looking something spicy

I don’t know why I have waited this long to review an audiobook. I have been listening to some audio books when I get a chance but I never found it to be my thing really to be honest bar a couple. Until the opportunity to listen Vanessa Vale’s Montana Maidens was presented to me. Claiming Catherine narrated by Lauren Sweet and Brian L. Hunter was addictive and down right dirty tale that I couldn’t get enough of.

Set in a little town in Montana, Vale weaves a tale of a mail order bride who escapes St Louis after being publicly disowned by her finance. With everyone knowing the scandal and at the ripe age of 24 ,Catherine agrees to become mail order bride knowing it her only chance to save herself from the poor house

Never expecting Jake Bridger and his ways, born and raised in the town and who follows the tail traditions when it comes to taming wives. He everything and more then she ever expected but Jake wants certain things from his wife and it totally against everything she was brought up to expect in marriage life.

Vale’s historical erotica tale of mail order bride didn’t disappoint. Whilst I was expecting a steamy tale , she takes things to the point of OTT but it’s perfect. I loved seeing Catherine pushed as Jake claimed her and it made for something steamy scenes that narrators got perfectly.

Whoever chose these two to narrate the book was a genius. They nailed things perfectly. The voices weren’t monotone and I love how they brought things to life. They went at things at full gusto and flowed well.

If you are looking for an audio book to spicy up your ears. Claiming Catherine will definitely fit the bill. It took things to the next level and I enjoyed listening to one of my favourite authors on audio


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Wow this is one hot audio book

I really enjoyed listening to this book. The story is a hot steamy mail order bride western and the narration is well done. Looking forward to listening to more in this series.

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Needs a different male narrator

For what it was it wasn't a bad story. The female reading was fine, I have listened to other books she has narrated and like her voice for the parts. It was the male voice that I didn't care for in this book.