Review: What We May Be by Layla Reyne
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Valentine PR.
Layla Reyne's back with a brand-new standalone that's set in a location familiar to her fans and readers--Hanover, North Carolina. What We May Be is a second-chance, MMF romantic suspense read, and it never slacks when it comes to tension, sexual or otherwise! Sean Hale, Trevor Caldwell, and Charlotte Henby had once found love with each other at twenty-three, and they were ready to make a lifetime commitment and forge a future together. But then Sean left without a word, cutting ties with the man and woman he loved beyond measure. A decade later, Sean returns to Hanover to pay his respects to two men he considered family...and possibly get the closure he, Trevor, and Charlie all deserved. But before long, Sean's back, only this time on official business. A murder with the makings of a Shakespearean tragedy has the FBI agent, literature professor, and local deputy on guard, but will rekindling their love--and a determined and wily serial killer--catch them off guard instead, leading to life-altering consequences.
What do you do when one of your favorite go-to authors has a new book and it has a trope that you're usually wary about? Welp, this IS Layla Reyne we're talking about here, and that alone was enough for me to dive into her latest romantic suspense novel. While throuples usually give me pause, I dive in when the book is penned by an author whose work I'm familiar with. My main hesitation with throuples is that I need to believe that all three individuals are on equal footing and not one couple being more into each other and the third more like the understudy to one or both of the main actors. But Reyne made me believe that Sean loved Charlie as much as he loved Trevor, and Trevor loved Sean as much as he loved Charlie, and Charlie loved Trevor as much as she loved Sean. Their romance was as intense as the mystery of who was behind the killings. Figuring out who the villain was and what their motive was added to the awesomeness of this story. I enjoyed What We May Be and it receives 4.5 stars. I can't wait to read Marsh's book next!
Release Date: 16 August 2021
Date Read: 12 August 2021
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