The Westerfields of Chatham County by Carol Lynne ~ Book Review by Zane

XTheWesterfieldsw1Title: The Westerfields of Chatham County

Author: Carol Lynne

Publisher: Wilde City

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 3.00 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 04/13/2016

Length: Short Story (<15K)

Genre: Contemporary, Erotica, Gay, Taboo


Ian and Bull Westerfield have spent years loving each other in all the ways the law said they shouldn’t. When they come across a drifter looking for work, the brothers invite the stranger into their home, and eventually, to their bed.

Axel Bennett was looking for work, not a home. When an accident leaves him in the hands of the Westerfield brothers, they offer him both. Envious of the bond the brothers’ share, Axel agrees to stay the winter.

Their love will be put to the test—a piece of land or the safety of each other?

NOTE: Second Edition – This is a previously published work.

My View:

An incest book with an author I know and love? Sign me right up! When this book dropped into my inbox, I couldn’t download it fast enough.

This was a tough book for me to rate and review. I’ve been a huge Carol Lynne fan for years and have always loved her books. The Westerfields of Chatam County is no different. But there was a lot of flaws I had that I just couldn’t ignore.

For the first half of this book, I was certain this was a 5-star book. Right around the 50% mark, things started to go downhill though.

The men in the book seem to have bigger dicks than brains. There’s a major source of conflict when Ian nearly dies. But apparently none of the guys can put their hormones aside for even a few hours. While Ian is clinging to life, Bull and Axel are both horny and ready to fuck. And then, a few hours later, they’re having a threesome.

That was strike one for me. I can’t stand books where guys are controlled by their dicks.

Strike two was the insta-love that came soon after. Bull even comments that he’s never had eyes for anyone other than his brothers. Yet, with barely even knowing Axel, they’ve all apparently decided they’re in love and will be together forever.

I give books leeway when it comes to falling hard and fast for each other, but this one didn’t give any real reason other than the men were horny. It felt more like insta-lust than insta-love. The overarching theme seemed to be these men thought with their cocks rather than their heads.

But strike three is where I really took points off. The end of the book is extremely rushed. Whereas the first few chapters took up good chunks of the book, the last 25% of the book was a series of short scenes that just give you glimpses into what’s going on. A major plot point and source of conflict is swept under the rug never to be mentioned again.

This book had a ton of potential. I’m a huge fan of incest books, especially ones that have more depth and detail to them. This book had inklings of that and could’ve made for a great novel. There was conflict abound, but none of it was utilized properly. You’ve got the brothers’ past, the angry townspeople, bringing a third into their relationship, and yet, it’s all over in a flash.


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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