Posted by: Jennifer | October 5, 2007

Strength in Numbers: Danger in Discovery & Branded – Rachel Bo

Bo, Rachel. Strength in Numbers: Danger in Discovery & Branded. (Carson City: Loose ID, 2005). ISBN – 1596322012.

Main Characters:

  • Danger in Discovery – David Campbell, Joy and Jason
  • Branded – Brandy Mitchell, Eric Brogan and Madeleine Brogan.

Related Works: Double Jeopardy, detailing the story of Kendall Aaronson, Joshua Reed and Sutter Campbell, is the first title in the Strength in Numbers storyline. The second story is Danger in Discovery in which Sutter’s father David Campbell reconnects with former loves Jason and Joy. The third story is Branded – a story in which Brandy Mitchell (Kendall Aaronson’s best friend) finds love as the submissive of Eric and Madeleine Brogan, a dominant couple.

Description from book:

Those with extraordinary passions find their strength in numbers . . .

Danger in Discovery
Abuse, betrayal and lovers lost, have made David Campbell a closed-off and lonely man. but seeing his grown son, Sutter, happy in a committed menage a trois, David cannot help but recall the passions of his past. Then a sizzling home video brings that past vividly into the present, and David is drawn inexorably into his a menage a trois of his own. but years of self-denial have taken their toll, and David resists the urge to make the lasting commitment the relationship demands. he fears the danger in discovery, until true peril strikes and David must confront his raging desires or lose everything.

Branded
Brandy Mitchell has it all. Wonderful friends, a career she loves, a great life. But something is missing, and it’s not just love. Everyone around her is involved in committed relationships with multiple partners. But she’s never found that kind of bond-the kind that makes her friend, Kendall, glow with vibrant sexuality – with one person, let alone two. then she takes a special cruise, and she’s shocked to find herself aroused by blatant public sensual display. She’s never event thought of herself as especially kinky, until she meets Eric and Lin, a dominant pair looking for a submissive . . . one who’s willing to be branded.

My Thoughts:

Danger in Discovery: I couldn’t wait to ready David’s story after having read Double Jeopardy. David was such a tortured soul in the first story – deliberately framing one of son’s lovers, Joshua, in an attempt to remove Josh from Sutter’s life. It was hard to like David. But Kendall, Sutter’s wife, was incredibly persistent in her attempts to get David to accept their relationship. In fact, Kendall develops a rather close relationship with David. It seems to me that it is this relationship with Kendall that allows David to begin living his life again.

As for the story, it was quite heart-wrenching at times. I could sense David’s reluctance to make his relationship with Jason and Joy public. Jason was so full of hope, willing to believe in David’s commitment to their relationship. However, David needed to come to grasp with the way that his grandfather and father tried to beat his attraction to Jason out of his system. For a while, it seemed as if David might not be able to overcome his inability to admit his love for both Jason and Joy. Fortunately, he finally gave in to his feelings. Overall, I enjoyed this story, but did like Double Jeopardy a bit better.

Branded: This was my least favorite of the three stories – and I’m usually partial to the stories about dominants and submissives. I thin part of my reaction had to do with my expectations. I think that I was expecting the storyline to be similar in nature to Double Jeopardy and Danger in Discovery – a menage a trois relationship owith one woman and two men. I was a bit surprised by the one man, and two women – and by the dominant couple looking for a female submissive. Despite this, I did enjoy the story. I really think that I need to read the story a second time – and separate it a bit from the other two stories.

Read first on October 4, 2007.

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