Reviewed by Lisa
AUTHOR: Julie Bozza
NARRATOR: Christopher Preece
PUBLISHER: LIBRAtiger for the audiobook
LENGTH: 5 hrs and 51 mins
RELEASE DATE: 8 November 2017
Grae Edwards and his co-stars Chris Willoughby and Ben Clyde work together well. Maybe they even have a chemistry. Certainly they are friends and Grae is tempted to ask for more … After the beautiful tart Chris has the temerity to turn him down, Grae settles into a comfortable loving relationship with the more chivalrous Ben. But the idea of Chris never quite goes away – and when Chris finally suggests the three of them spend a night together, Grae glimpses a solution he hardly dares hope for.
A Threefold Cord is a charming story about three young British actors who meet each other while working on a show together.
This story is relatively low angst, deals a lot with the MC’s day-to-day career trappings, and is told in Graeme’s POV.
I felt that the guys worked on dealing with problems that cropped up although there weren’t many. Mainly what didn’t work so well for me was how I felt Graeme settled for Ben when he thought he couldn’t have Chris, and it was clear (to me) in the beginning that Ben didn’t want to have a threesome with Chris, that he was only doing it to make Grae happy. I also had a problem with how often Chris was referred to as a “tart”, to the point where it was putting me off the story. I felt like it was slut-shaming especially the way it was brought up multiple times as a trust factor when there was no indication that he’d been unfaithful. That part didn’t work for me at all. I thought those underlying trust issues would be a huge problem in the relationship.
My favorite thing about this story is how supportive of each other the characters were. With the exception of Graeme’s lack of trust in Chris, I loved the way they made sure to let each other know they were loved and wanted. I also loved the way their families supported each other even though Ben’s sister sometimes seems less than enthusiastic in her support of Grae.
Overall I enjoyed the story and would recommend it anyone who enjoys low angst and M/M/M stories.
Christopher Preece is a new-to-me narrator. I enjoyed listening to him narrate the story, his pace was good, his voice was lovely to listen to. He didn’t do much to distinguish between the different male voices though so I did have a difficult time telling which MC was speaking at the time unless dialogue tags were being used.