The Second Sons

Elle Q. Sabine
The Second Sons
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Pride Publishing
Release Date
August 2015
Book 3 of The Misbegotten Misses
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Historical fiction, Historical Romance, LGBTQ, Ménage or more

Oliver and Alden quickly realise they want Lady Fiona de Rothesay, but she keeps a secret. Convincing her to trust them is going to be more difficult than they expected.

Lady Fiona de Rothesay isn't like her sisters, or even the typical academic bluestocking. She has a secret life, and she's determined to live it without interference, despite the overbearing supervision she unexpectedly acquires with the return of the Duke of Lennox's prodigal second son—and his lover.

Lord Oliver Morewell was perfectly happy living in Amsterdam with the love of his life. However, Lord Alden Swenson has been summoned to England for at least the next twenty years, and Oliver is committed to his lover. He also won't deny what his soul knows to be true. Alden is his past, present and future, but Fiona belongs there, too. Lord Alden can cope with the disapprobation of Oliver's family and the whispers of society, but Fiona is a complication he did not expect, despite the vivid fantasies he and Oliver have had about finding a woman to make their relationship complete.

Once Fiona is in residence, wild horses can't keep him away, despite her stubborn streak of independence and outright refusal to explain her mysterious absences, late night disappearances and male companions. Alden and Oliver will have to conquer Fiona's distrust, her secrets, but most of all her heart in their search for perfect, if unconventional, love.

Book Review by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)
Aug 01, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
164 people found the following review helpful
THE SECOND SONS by Elle Q. Sabine was an absolute delight to read from start to finish. There are so many aspects and nuances to the story that, for me, were downright brilliant.

Likes: The use of language. As a lover of words who takes great pleasure in their effective and eloquent use, Ms. Sabine had me smiling continuously at her choice of language. The characters were wonderful. Alden in all his worrying need to control his household and take care of those he holds dear. Oliver, a passionate musician, who has the fantastic ability of running the actual household far more efficiently than any other character I've ever read. And lovely Fiona, who had resigned herself to spinsterhood rather than give up the things she holds dear. Together, this ménage is a formidable force with a fire so hot between them that they could set London aflame. The title of the story is a clever play on words that while I expected to come up at least once, was happy to see it presented again, in a slightly different way.

Dislikes: I would have liked to see one moment from their childhood brought around full circle to present day.

While I do enjoy historical romances, I must admit that I'm not a huge stickler nor an authoritarian on authenticity of time period, particularly if the story is engrossing and I become emotionally invested in the characters, so I can't speak to that. What I can say is that I found this story engaging, engrossing, well-crafted, and a story I will return to again. Well done.
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