Julia Bozza – A Threefold Cord

threefoldAuthor: Julia Bozza
Reviewed by: Mandy
Publisher: Manifold Press
Genre: M/M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781908312235

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Summary 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.


“The three of them stared at each other from where they stood scattered through the room. A small step. A giant leap.”

Julie Bozza and a m/m/m book, it’s like this book was written for me.

I’ve noticed I seem to use the same words over and over when describing her stories, meandering and flowing..she just has such a unique way of telling her tale.  Gentle, slow and patient. Her characters are adults and they act like it, they feel strong emotions but are mature and careful and considerate of the ones they love.

I always seem to need longer to finish her books, I don’t want them to end, I want to enjoy and savor them. I need to read slowly and carefully, I think because Grae and Ben and Chris have such important things to tell me and they are so very quiet, subtle and loving in the way they go about it, I need to pay attention, so as not to miss a word. There are different stories weaved in to the main one, the plays and shows the men act in help illustrate and reinforce the admiration and affection they all have for one another.

Grae is most definitely the one Ben and then Chris want. There is something about him that draws them. They both describe him as extraordinary, even if it’s not something Grae sees in himself or even understands why they believe him to be special.
He and Ben fall in love, deeply in love, but Chris isn’t someone that Grae can ignore.

I was happy watching the relationship develop, first between Grae and the truly wonderful and insightful Ben. But then I was captured by the emotions between Chris and Ben and Grae, the differences between the men, that slowly and with more bumps and bruises were shown when Chris came in to their lives more intimately.

I loved all three men, but Ben has a special place in my heart.

“Ben – Ben was their saviour, their anchor, their sails and steerage. As the other two clung on, he held them secure. “Somehow …” he mused, “we seem to make more sense with the three of us together …”

All I can say is, if you enjoy Julie’s wonderful writing or if you like ménage stories ( and oh boy do I ever!) or you just want a beautifully told story with men finding their way together, this is THE book for you.
Like Grae, I just surrendered myself to this book and at the end it left me with a feeling of contentment.

“Grae closed his eyes and surrendered himself to being no more nor less than three-made-one.”

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