My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Things start to get a little bit more complicated as Ella Frank explores more of the dynamic which makes up the enigmatic French-American chef Julien Thornton.
This series is way more than just the menage aspect of it, though. Each one of the three men involved in this relationship brings something the other two needs and that is never more obvious than in this middle book of the trilogy.
Julien is hiding demons and, as the time approaches closer to his beloved twin sister’s death, it becomes clear there’s something very wrong with the usually gregarious man and Priest is worried.
Robbie can go some way to helping relieve the strain. And oh boy do they go! This book ups the sex quotient ante a thousandfold and includes a scene which blows the roof off (which I won’t spoil because it needs to be appreciated without warning).
The intricate emotional weaving together of these three men becomes even more obvious here and it’s never more needed than when they return to Julien’s home town of LA where Robbie finally learns about the ghosts in his lover’s past.
There’s a cliffhanger ending in this one, although Robbie’s integration fully into Julien and Priest’s life is completed here, and it involves the most enigmatic of all – Joel Priestley, Priest, the lawyer who on the surface, is controlled and unflappable.
I can’t wait!
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review