Raleigh McKean has borne witness to every conceivable way one person can take advantage of another. He sees it all the time in his job as a book publicist, especially working alongside his boss’s daughter. Everley Shannon would be amazingif she wasn’t such a pain in his ass.
All Raleigh wants is something real. But when the captivating stranger he agrees to go home with turns out to be Bruce Engle, the elusive rock star, it’s a harsh reminder that users are everywhere. Raleigh’s his route to a book deal, nothing more.
What Raleigh doesn’t realize is that the brooding musician is also searching for something real—and it’s possible he’s already found it in Everley’s arms. But is there room in those arms for one more?
With Everley’s own dream of getting out from under her father’s shadow crumbling into chaos, it feels like the perfect time to embrace something new. But when Raleigh’s insatiable attraction to both Everley and Bruce makes it impossible to keep his distance, there’s only one obvious solution…assuming they can learn how to share.
What I enjoyed most about, 'Three-Part Harmony,' was hands down, the writing. It's fluid, a little languid, but easy to follow—and a clearsignof the talent behind the pen. Her grasp on vocabulary was enough to make me weep. Teach me your ways, Holley. Teach me your ways.
The handling of the polyamorousportion was delicate, and the author paid particular attention to the intricacies and tenderness of the type of relationship it is, along with the different personalities. Dealing with one lover is difficult, I can't imagine two, even if they are cooperative.
The only thing I was "unhappy" with was the pacing. It's a slow mover. It felt longer than I imagined it would be.
The bright side is the author uses the time to develop the story fully; and the characters. The story doesn't lack in any of the vital areas; like plot, character development, etc. I prefer book one over this one, but I enjoyed the depth of these characters. I liked Bruce; I liked all the characters. They're well fleshed out.
I liked his quirky traits. I enjoyed his quote-unquote, weirdness. I liked his insecurities because, besides the fact that it made him real, it makes us as readers, feel okay with being flawed. The author does an excellent job with the handling of these reflective personalities, with their true-to-life stories.