Bound With Passion, by Megan Mulry
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (July 6, 2015)
Page Count: approx. 253 pages
Genre: Threesome (M/F/M) Erotica/Historical Romance
Rating: 4 out of 5 (what this rating means)
* I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. *
Summary: When Lady Georgiana Cambury’s best friend informs her that he can’t inherit his family’s country house unless he marries, Georgie thinks she’s found the solution to all of her problems. She can help Trevor with his legal issue, and continue traveling Egypt in search of new horse stock to purchase without the burden of being an unwed woman. A marriage in name only. But Trevor is already madly in love with his long-time partner James, and Georgie doesn’t expect to find herself attracted to both of them as they begin to prepare for the wedding.
My Thoughts: Before you start reading this book, make sure you’re alone in the room and have a glass of ice water next to you, because damn this novel is hot! There’s a lot of sex here, in every combination you can imagine. But there’s also a really fantastic relationship winding its way through the passion, and that’s what made this novel so great for me.
Sometimes Georgie prefers to be the regal Lady Georgiana, while other times she prefers to be George, a slightly effeminate lad. But with whatever gender she prefers that day, the one thing she never wants is a relationship… she’s vowed to never fall in love.
James and Trevor want Georgiana and George both, but they’re going to have to work hard to chip away at her shell and unlock the love and emotions that she keeps hidden away. And Georgie is going to have to decide if she’s willing to give up her independence for a relationship, even if that relationship is one filled with love.
The highlight of this novel was watching Trevor and James come to understand Georgie. She tries again and again to scare them off, and they prove over and over that they’re willing to accept her exactly as she is. And when Georgie goes too far, James steps in as the bridge between her physical passions and Trevor’s sentimentality, allowing the three of them to come together.
I would have given this a higher review, except for the scene at the very end. I was honestly confused by what was going on there, and how the plot suddenly resolved into a HEA. I won’t go into too many details, but I do feel like this scene was a bit of a non-sequitur. It also felt like a cheat after Trevor and James’ slow and patient efforts to help Georgie open up.
Overall, though, this was a truly delightful read! Smoldering erotic scenes, a friendship that transitioned to a genuine romance, and some splendid characters all came together to create a book that I couldn’t put down!