Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Lover of Men by Julia Talbot

Title: A Lover of Men
Series: Dubious
Author: Julia Talbot
Publisher: All Romance Ebooks
Genre: MMF, historical, regency romance
Pages: 133
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
A Lover of Men (Dubious) by Julia Talbot - Romance>Historical Regency eBook
A former soldier, a spy, and a spinster…three people, three lovers.

For spinster Lelia August, first came the small fortune then came the hoard of unscrupulous characters wanting a piece of it—or more specifically, a piece of her. She decides to find a suitable man to marry, someone who won't want her to submit to the marriage bed. She settles on ex-soldier Phineas Moore, who has a reputation as a lover of men.

Phineas is intrigued by Lelia’s offer and thinks a marriage of convenience might just work for them. But when someone tries to kill his future wife, Phineas vows to protect her and find who’s responsible. He hires the irresistible spy Rafe Gaudi to investigate, and soon realizes he's outsmarted himself. Can Rafe and Phineas figure out who's plotting against the woman they’ve come to love, and can they even hope to dream of a future where the three can become one?

A Lover of Men by Julia Talbot, for me this was a very different book from an author I know and love. I liked that Ms. Talbot branched out here in this book and showed me another side of her writing. Makes me love and want more from her in the future.
In this story, Leila she is considered a spinster at the age of 25. She is sharp, and knows what she wants out of life. She just goes for what she wants.
Phineas he is bisexual. Complex man, Soldier's mind. Wealthy in his own right. Very astute. Tough but fair in his dealings. Leads by example not fear which I loved to see.
These two get engaged. They are both lonely and need someone. So it seems to be the perfect fit. When Phineas hires Rife to protect Leila after the two are shot at in the park, things get a tad complicated.
Rife has worked as an intelligence investigator. He is in lust with Phineas, but where does that leave Leila?
I liked watching all three of these characters find their way in this story. Leila is a complicated but strong heroine and her men are equally as strong to tame her. I did like that I never really knew what would happen next in this story. Great pace to the story too, when you want a romance with a little intrigue and a whole lot of love this is the one to pick up.

                                                Five Shooting Stars

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