What We May Be by Layla Reyne
LGBTQ Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
8/16/2021 Self Published
Reviewed by Angela
I ain’t even gonna lie, I saw this cover and was IMMEDIATELY intrigued. I hadn’t even read the blurb yet and I was already ready to jump right in. LOL. Okay, so then I finally read the blurb and discovered this was a throuple second chance romance and that pretty much sealed the deal.
What We May Be starts off with a bang (literally), introducing its three main characters: Sean, an FBI agent, Trevor, a college professor, and Charlotte, better known as Charlie, who is a police officer. Trevor and Charlie grew up together and were best friends until Sean entered the picture in college and brought all three of them together into a relationship. When the book opens Sean has come back to town to attend Charlie’s brother and father’s funeral, and it’s the first time he’s seen his lovers since he abandoned them ten years ago… for reasons. So as you can imagine, there is A LOT of pent-up frustration, anger, and lust. 🔥🔥🔥. But then he leaves again, determined to stay away.
Months later Charlie, now the deputy chief of police since her father’s death, is called into a case involving a prominent member of the community and professor at the local college. He is killed in a very odd way, made to almost look like a suicide, that is until they find the weird note left at the scene which points to murder. That’s when Sean shows up again, ready to assist with the investigation as a favor to a friend who also happens to be the son of the victim.
Y’all I read this book straight through in one day. Did I have some quibbles? Of course. I never really bought the reason Sean went away and never even tried to get in touch with the two people he was all ready to marry. He couldn’t even have sent a text or something? And why did he leave AGAIN after that hot and heavy get together after the funeral? But all in all, this was a really well done polyamory romance.
The chemistry and emotional connection between the main characters were tangible and the sex scenes were scorching hot. I believed the feelings of devotion and need between all three of them. I feel like sometimes in romantic suspense the suspense storyline drowns out the romance, but that didn’t happen here and weirdly enough there was no danger banging for a bit of sexy relief. Oh, there is plenty of throuple loving, just in safe conditions. I did feel like the suspense storyline was done well, I mean I didn’t really know who the villain was until the very end.
This was an enjoyable, super sexy romance and I can’t wait to dive in for more when Marsh’s book comes out. Thank goodness I read until the end and picked up that little information nugget.
Content warnings: on-page violence, mention of parental death, mentions of terminal cancer, mention of off-page sexual assault
Final grade- B
Reyne is hit-or-miss for me, but I put this one on the tbr after seeing that cover! I’m going to try to read it this week.