5 Stars for Lovers Entwined by Lillian Francis #MM #Bisexual @LillianFrancis_

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Title: Lovers Entwined
Author Name & Publisher: Lillian Francis (Finally Love Press)
Publication Date & Length: August 3, 2015 – 398 pgs

Synopsis

Ewan Matthews is one of Boston’s leading genealogy experts. When a would-be bridegroom comes looking for confirmation that there are no skeletons in his ancestral closet, Ewan considers turning the job down. Trey Capell is a jerk of the highest order and yet Ewan experiences an infuriating attraction that’s easy to justify. Trey’s exactly his type—a carbon copy of the man Ewan’s been looking for his entire life.
Harder to explain is the sense of recognition that leaves Ewan speechless the moment Trey steps into his office. Or the stomach-churning sensation at the thought of casting the job aside.
Trey gets more appealing by the day, leaving Ewan struggling with forbidden desire for his client. Desire not helped by strange voyeuristic dreams that have started to haunt his sleep. Dreams that appear to be an echo of the past.

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I fell in love with Ewan Matthews, the bookish genealogist of Lillian Francis’s Lovers Entwined. Sadly, he’s gay, so my chances are slim. He becomes embroiled in a story (spoiler: stories) involving Trey Capell, a snotty beach bum looking for pirates in his family tree.
It’s Ewan’s journey that’s most compelling, falling down a family tree that reveals that love is eternal, soulmates are real, and history, so often, is tragic. Trey’s coming-of-age coincides in a more earthly, but still interesting manner. His grandfather, “Pops” is both an amusing character and a link to the past.
I loved this book. It has torrid, forbidden romance, ups and downs, triumph and grief, and it made me CRY. Not since Mercy Celeste’s “Shift in Time” have I been so moved by characters’ plights, and the ghosts of homophobia that still taint our rainbow-covered modern world, gay marriage or not.
My criticisms are weak. I wish Paige, the antagonist, had been painted in a more sympathetic light. Female = Villain is a familiar trope, but mature adults dealing with life is more appealing to me. The sex left me eh, but if you want a good Romance Novel, this one’s it.
C.E. Case

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Can now be found on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/lillian.franci… Also I have a a Facebook group called Lillian’s Lovefest: This is a group area where I’ll post news and previews before they get posted anywhere else. I’ll also use it to bounce ideas and throw around plotbunnies. If you want to join just ask.https://www.facebook.com/groups/41659…

An avid reader, Lillian Francis was always determined she wanted to write, but a ‘proper’ job and raising a family distracted her for over a decade. Over the years and thanks to the charms of the Internet, Lillian realized she’d been writing at least one of her characters in the wrong gender. Ever since, she’s been happily letting her ‘boys’ run her writing life.

Lillian now divides her time between family, a job and the numerous men in her head all clamouring for ‘their’ story to be told.

Lillian lives in an imposing castle on a wind-swept desolate moor or in an elaborate ‘shack’ on the edge of a beach somewhere depending on her mood, with the heroes of her stories either chained up in the dungeon or wandering the shack serving drinks in nothing but skimpy barista aprons.

In reality, she would love to own a camper van and to live by the sea.

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