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Cambridge, 1906.

On the very day Jonty Stewart proposes that he and Orlando Coppersmith move in together, Fate trips them up. Rather, it trips Orlando, sending him down a flight of stairs and leaving him with an injury that erases his memory. Instead of taking the next step in their relationship, they’re back to square one. It’s bad enough that Orlando doesn’t remember bein
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Published May 2009 by Linden Bay Romance
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Leslie Nicoll
Orlando’s broken memory may break his lover’s heart.
Cambridge Fellows Mysteries, Book 3


Cambridge, 1906.

On the very day Jonty Stewart proposes that he and Orlando Coppersmith move in together, Fate trips them up. Rather, it trips Orlando, sending him down a flight of stairs and leaving him with an injury that erases his memory. Instead of taking the next step in their relationship, they’re back to square one. It’s bad enough that Orlando doesn’t remember being intimate with Jonty–he doesn’t remem
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Melanie
Lessons In Discovery is the third in the Cambridge Fellows series, and the one that cemented my love for Jonty and Orlando. With the first book, the characters felt very removed and dispassionate. I loved the historical feel of the book, but the men? Not so much. The second book, Lessons in Seduction, started to draw me in, as the characters fleshed out and become real. Then the angst and layers of Lessons in Discovery pulled me completely into the world of St. Bride's and the pairing of Drs. C ...more
Heather
After reading the first chapter in this entry, my heart was breaking for both Jonty and Orlando. For Orlando, because he was missing the past year of his life, for Jonty, because he didn't know if his lover would ever be his again. My heart pounded throughout the story wondering just how that part of the tale would work itself out. As for the mystery put before the pair, I knew they would be able to come to the truth of the historic debate but when solving a centuries old caper would proof ever ...more
Elisa Rolle
I suspect that Charlie Cochrane is a little prude as her character Orlando; and since I like Orlando, don't take this as a complaint, it's only that Charlie Cochrane's books are not notorious to be overly erotic, but more subtly sexy. The first book in the series was almost chaste, with some hints here and there that something was happening between Orlando and Jonty, but not real explicit proofs. In the second book it was expected for them to move on in their relationship, to deepen it... now, d ...more
Elisa Rolle
I suspect that Charlie Cochrane is a little prude as her character Orlando; and since I like Orlando, don't take this as a complaint, it's only that Charlie Cochrane's books are not notorious to be overly erotic, but more subtly sexy. The first book in the series was almost chaste, with some hints here and there that something was happening between Orlando and Jonty, but not real explicit proofs. In the second book it was expected for them to move on in their relationship, to deepen it... now, d ...more
Kassa
Continuing my reviews of this series, we’re now into book three. The series has definitely settled into a pattern with good characters that develop slowly in the context of each book while having a parallel light mystery occurring at the same time. The mystery is afforded as much page time as the actual relationship of Orlando and Jonty, yet the focus is firmly on the characters themselves. The solid writing is more engaging in this offering and the humor and light hearted wit bring more enterta ...more
Sophia
I don't know if it is just me, but these books just seem to get better with each new installment. This one goes deeper yet with the relationship between Orlando and Jonty because Orlando completely loses all memory of Jonty when he hits his head in an accident. They are forced to start again with a relationship and Jonty has to be so strong as Orlando slowly assimilates all that he is missing from his memories. During this time they have a mystery from St. Bride's distant past to solve.

The myste
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Plainbrownwrapper
Happy sigh. I love these books so much. They are just stuffed full with warm affectionate humorous sentiment, just the thing when you need to settle in for a comfy read.

For those not familiar with these books, this is a series set in the early 1900's, about two young professors at St. Bride's College, Cambridge. Jonty is a Shakespeare scholar, while Orlando is a brilliant professor of mathematics. When they first meet, Orlando is a terribly withdrawn, shy, humorless man who seems to have what we
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Elizabeth H.
Again, I do think that Cochrane left some delightful possiblities on the table in this third book of the Cambridge Fellows series, and even so I give the novel five stars. I was hoping for a more drawn out period of re-discovery between Jonty and Orlando: it all went a bit too smoothly for me, even with Orlando throwing up at the news that he'd been lovers with Jonty! The best part for me was the visit to Jonty's family's home. All secondary characters very well drawn.

It was only after I'd finis
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Tamela
Oh my, this one was a little hard to read. After being so happy with the way things were moving and how Orlando was truly coming into his own as a lover, it was such a blow to have him injured. The fact that he didn't remember Jonty was a blow for me as well as Jonty but it was a happy realization that even though Orlando had stepped back in their relationship, he had not gone completely back into his shell.

An intriguing mystery to solve as well as the support of friends and family made the slo
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Holly
I think this is the last review I have to catch up with. Yay.

As I said for the previous book, the Cambridge Fellows series is dependable, comfort read fun. Historical! Sweet! A mystery!

In this installment, Orlando's had an accident and Jonty is recovering from influenza and there is a local legend to investigate. So off they go to Jory's home for some research and recovery.

Since the murder is a historical one (even for them), there is no murderer to catch and no urgency to the investigation, but
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Saba
This was fun, I've been using this series so far as a pick-me-up after some heavy stories, and it hasn't failed yet to brighten my mood and leave me with a smile.
Annelise L'Estrange
Orlando gets more perfect at each book I read. He's just sooo cute!

Anyway, back to business. (view spoiler)

And I really enjoyed the murder case this time. (view spoiler)
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Kate McMurray
There's a silly amnesia plot, but it works here as it, in essence, puts Jonty and Orlando back at Square One in the romance department, so we get to see Orlando fall in love all over again. I was thinking as I read that they'd get on just fine in the event Orlando never recovered his memories -- y'all will have to read it to find out if he does.
Nan Hawthorne
I wiah everyone in the world who ever doubts that two men, or two women, can love each other deeply and tenderly would read this book. This is a sweet, healing story of such a love.. and a good mystery too. Everytime I ffinish one of these books I fell as if I have left home and loved ones behind.
J.P. Bowie
I love these guys - their growing relationship is threatened when Orlando falls down stairs and gets memory loss out of it - but fortunately he's okay with Jonty showing affection even though he doesn't really remember him. Love the writing here too - very atmospheric. Great series.
Mara Ismine
A poignant glimpse of Orlando as he might have been with a more liberal childhood. Jonty's determination not to presume or influence Orlando's recovery in his favour is painfully beautiful. And the historical mystery is captivating.
Rebecah
Another excellent installment. I enjoyed Jonty and Orlando's rediscovery of each other, however Jonty's trials during Orlando's amnesia broke my heart. This series is one of my favorites.
Bookbee
Still love these characters. The secondary characters are also well-drawn and eminently likeable!
Chris
Very good historical m/m romance/mystery - influenza and amnesia and a centuries-old murder, oh my!
Rosebee
I want to go buy the rest of the series, but my pocketbook is holding me back. :(
Cameluta
I love this series. Very well balanced between romance and mystery, very emotional.
Edina Rose
4.5 stars. So far, this is the best I've read in the series.
Sara
Awwwwww!!! I love them. Very fun and romantic. Just as I like them.
~Anita~
There is no satisfaction this time in the solution to the mystery.
Lee Brazil
loved this little mystery!
Liz Lovesrainbows
Great mystery and love story
Linda-Grace
Wonderful!
Vivian
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As Charlie Cochrane couldn't be trusted to do any of her jobs of choice - like managing a rugby team - she writes. Her favourite genre is gay fiction, predominantly historical romances/mysteries, but she's making an increasing number of forays into the modern day. She's even been known to write about gay werewolves - albeit highly respectable ones.

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  • Lessons in Desire (Cambridge Fellows, #2)
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Lessons in Love (Cambridge Fellows, #1) Lessons in Desire (Cambridge Fellows, #2) Lessons in Power (Cambridge Fellows, #4) Lessons in Temptation (Cambridge Fellows, #5) Lessons in Seduction (Cambridge Fellows, #6)

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