- Riptide Publishing
- Release Date
- June 2015
Historical Romance, LGBTQ
A perfect life—until one letter threatens to unravel it all....
Lady Vanessa Cambury, Marchioness of Camburton, adores her life of bucolic contentment with her partner, acclaimed portrait painter Nora White. Together, they have raised two children from Vanessa's first marriage and built a home filled with purpose, ease, happiness, and passion—always passion.
But when Nora receives word that the child she lost twenty years ago is alive and in England, ancient heartache threatens to destroy their idyll.
To salvage their love, they must come to a deeper understanding of who they are—in the world, and to one another. Nora must learn to overcome the dark shadows of her past. Vanessa must learn to put others' needs before her own. And Nora's stubborn daughter must find it in her heart to forgive the mother she thought abandoned her. This unconventional family must rely on the powerful links of love and mercy to bind them back together.
Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Apr 29, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
198 people found the following review helpful
F/F regency is certainly something different and I couldn't have been more excited.
Vanessa and Nora have been lovers for years. They live a happy life together, but Nora receives some news from her past that may shake things up for them. Her daughter that she thought she lost is alive and Vanessa may know more about this than she had originally led on.
I feel like neither the F/F or the regency genre were fully explored in this novel. It's like both just skimmed the surface of what this could have been. I really wanted more from the relationship. More romance, more tension and definitely more sex. I felt the love between them, but not the depth that they were said to have felt.
There wasn't much of a regency tone. I'm assuming the ladies had to hide their relationship from the world, but it was never discussed. How did two unmarried women get away with living together without gossip? I would assume there was gossip, but I can't be sure. Yes, they were nervous about introducing their relationship to Nora's daughter, but that could happen in a contemporary romance, too. I was left with many questions about the time period and how they dealt with that obstacle.
I loved the idea of BOUND WITH LOVE, but in the end it fell flat.
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