Grieving Royal brings the Club Royal story to a poignant place in the timeline and despite killing off one of my favourite side characters, Elouise East crafts a story that kept me enthralled from beginning to end.
From the blurb:
Despite being third in line to the throne, George doesn’t believe he will ever be king, and he is content with that knowledge. He prefers to live his life in the shadow of his brothers because he can hide his extra-curricular activities there. When his life is torn apart by grief, he loses himself in those shadows until he focuses on what matters to him. Love.
More media attention is the last thing Timothy wants. He left his hometown to get away from it, but his new position makes that almost impossible. Balancing the requirements of his teaching role, the needs of his new patient, and the feelings that should never have grown, he struggles to see the right course of action until the choice is taken away from him.
Stepping back inside the place where Eddie had been abused by the one person who should’ve taken care of him has been harder than he expected. Finding someone who is patient enough to help him through his anxieties about a BDSM relationship is easier. Unfortunately, royal duties threaten to pull them apart before they’ve even started.
As the three lives intertwine in the unlikeliest of situations, who will throw themselves into the deep end, and who will back away, scared of the repercussions?
This is an MMM book containing BDSM scenes and D/s dynamics in all forms. It also has lots of loving, friendships, family drama and, of course, a triple HEA.
Grieving Royal is the third book in the Club Royal series and brings us not only George's love story but also furthers the continuous plotline that has threaded through the storyline - ingrained and entrenched homophobia and hate from portions of the Royal family that culminates at the start of this book in the death of a side character...
Grieving Royal brings together three men with difficult pasts and helps them to become stronger together in their present. It blends BDSM, power dynamics and a hurt/comfort trope with the extended royal family that Elouise East has created through this series.
You need to read this series from the beginning, with Rogue Royal, to fully understand the ongoing plotline and I'm waiting with bated breath for the fourth book to find out how the threadline ends...