Tuesday, December 29, 2015

She Whom I Love by Tess Bowery

Love would be simpler if it came with a script.

Marguerite Ceniza dies on the London stage each night, but her own life has barely begun. The ingénue is on the prowl for a lover, but while she burns with desire for Sophie, a confession could ruin their decade-long friendship. In the meantime there are always men vying to be her patron, and square-jawed, broad-shouldered James Glover can’t help but catch her eye.

Sophie Armand has been a lady’s maid for too long, and she’s sick of keeping secrets. Her hidden scripts and the story of her birth are only the beginning. Her nights are haunted by desperate thoughts of the beguiling Marguerite, and of James, the handsome tradesman who whispers promises of forever into her ear.

James has the kind of problem a lot of men would kill for—two women, both beautiful, both sensual, and both willing. Sophie wants marriage, while Marguerite’s only in it for fun, and choosing between them isn’t easy.

What’s the worst that could happen if he secretly courts them both?

Their romantic triangle is complicated in the most delicious way, until a shadowy figure from Marguerite’s past threatens to destroy the budding relationship—and their lives.

Warning: Contains a lady’s maid with secret desires, a corset-maker who knows his way around a woman’s body, and an actress who never has to fake it. Rated for adult audiences only.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is an entertaining read set in a time where women of any class had to use their wiles to get what they needed, and love was very much the casualty. Not so here – two women who have known each other forever manage to combine the two, or is that three, to aim for a real HEA. It is not an easy course, but one which clearly has much merit.

The details of the times are threaded into the story carefully, building the dramatic elements effectively. The characters grow naturally and develop throughout the story, which feels very intimate. The romance both explodes and also seeps into the trio, much more sincerely than the relationships that are around them. It is a clever book, as it sets up a whole world in which the reader becomes invested, as well as being laden with intense chemistry between three fascinating people. The scene where the women reveal to James that they are known to each other is extremely sensual.

If you like period romance and are happy to indulge in voyeurism of an FFM trio, this will be a very enjoyable read!

Tess Bowery lives near the ocean, which sounds lovely, except when it snows. An historian by training and a theater person by passion, she’s parleyed her Masters degree in English history into something that would give her former professors something of a surprise.

Her love for the Regency era began as they always do, with Jane Austen, and took a sharp left turn into LBGT biographies and microhistory. Now she indulges in both of her passions, telling the stories of her community in the time periods that fire the human imagination. Her first foray into contemporary M/M fiction, High Contrast, releases in 2016.

Along with writing, Tess splits her time between teaching, backstage work, LBGT activism and her family. She spends far too much money on comic books, loves superheroes and ghost stories, and still can’t figure out how to use Twitter properly.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of She Whom I Love (Treading the Boards #2) by Tess Bowery to read and review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much! What a wonderful review to wake up to. <3


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