Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Book review - Bound With Passion by Megan Mulry (historical MMFromance) 4 stars

Bound With Passion by Megan Mulry 
Historical MMF ménage romance 
4/5 stars 


Lady Georgiana Elizabeth Cambury has been a "wild romping girl" all her life: dressing in trousers, riding astride, and doing just fine, thank you very much. Her father's exceedingly generous bequest--and her mother's liberal views of the world--have ensured that Georgie will never be a slave to the barbarous institutions of marriage or motherhood. Or so she thinks.

When she returns from five years in North Africa to boring Derbyshire for a brief, obligatory family visit, she finds herself in the midst of a legal snarl involving Mr. James Rushford and Lord Trevor Mayson--neighbors, lovers, and her two closest friends. Mayson's father has declared that he must marry or forfeit his vast inheritance, so Georgie blithely offers to walk down the aisle, in name only. Problem solved.

But try as she might, Georgie cannot ignore the passion that quickly blazes between all three of them. When her marriage of convenience turns into something much deeper, Georgie must decide if she is willing to give up the independence she has fought so hard to achieve--or if love is worth the ultimate surrender.

Word count: 73,000; page count: 253

Bound for Passion is the third book in Megan Mulry's Regency Reimagined series, and it is my favourite so far. It's a fun, witty, extremely sexy Regency romp that was a delight to read.  This is an interesting series, I've loved the author's steamier take on historical romances. The characters in the series are all connected, so it's nice to catch up with much loved characters from previous books. This book can also be read as a standalone, you would have no problem following the story. 

Lady Georgiana Cambury is definitely not a simpering, pampered miss - she dresses scandalously in men's trousers, cuts her hair short, rides astride and has been running wild in North Africa for five years. Now she has to return home to her overly critical mother and a boring, quiet life. But it won't be as boring as she thought thanks to her good friend Trevor and his lover James. Trevor's father is insisting he marry or lose the estate he's worked hard to improve, and Georgie generously offers to marry him. After all, she has no plans to ever marry for love, so why shouldn't she marry her best friend in a marriage of convenience? But Trevor and James want more than a marriage of convenience, they want Georgie to permanently live with them in a committed ménage relationship. Will they convince Georgie to give up her freedom for a life in the country she professes to hate?

Georgie is a fascinating character, she is a free spirit in times where there were rigid rules for women. I loved both sides of her - the young, slightly effeminate lad George and the spirited, more ladylike Georgiana. Trevor and James were both really endearing, they are loving, a bit naughty and very sexy. The only slightly negative thing I can think of was the last part where Trevor and James make Georgie realise where her heart lays, I'm not exactly sure why, but it didn't really work for me.  This is a fun, unique historical romance that I enjoyed reading, so Bound for Passion receives four out of five stars. Now I'm looking forward to this next book which stars Georgie's brother Archie.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

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