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Phoenix

(Love in Los Ángeles #3)

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Sometimes the end of everything…

Now happily married to writer and producer Paul Marion Keane, television star J. Alex Cook’s life has been a fairytale of success and romance for years. But when an unexpected tragedy throws his and Paul’s social circle into chaos, the alumni of hit TV show The Fourth Estate are forced to pick up the creative pieces left behind.

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Published June 10th 2015 by Torquere Press
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Crystal Lacy
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The blurb had me begin this book with a little trepidation, and the contents are, as usual, rather painful to read--but in a really good way? Maltese and McRae have managed to infuse their third book in this series with all the drama and reality that was present in the first two installments. I always feel, going in, that I'm going to get more than a romance when I read one of their books.

This does mean that one ends up having to be in the mood for something heavier than some of the usual m/m r
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Michelle Osgood
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I officially want every queer person I know to read this series.

The horrible spoiler was something I didn't see coming in a million years--even knowing before I started reading that something tragic was going to happen. I was desperately unhappy about it, but as I kept reading I was slowly forced to accept the unimaginable. Though, for the record, I'm still pissed at the authors about it. I felt like I didn't get enough time with this frustrating and fascinating character, especially when it fe
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Maria Lima
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-contemporary
I almost didn't buy this particular series, because I'm not that interested in stories about actors/characters from Hollywood, etc., but it's Racheline Maltese and Erin McRae, and I love their works, so I took a chance. I am so very glad I did.

Boy, are these characters Messed. Up. - and that's why I adore this series soooo much. It's great to read a book/series where every character has a complicated background and it's all intrinsic to the overarching story in a way that pulls you in as a reade
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SA
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
This series is a super example of the blurb not matching the tone, plot, relationships, or intimacy of the actual story.
Shannon Brown
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
As always with the books in this series, I appreciate the commitment to showing all kinds of love and relationships including, as the series spins on, all different kinds of ways to parent, which is much less common.

There are two big spoilers that make it hard to discuss much without fear of ruining things for anyone else, but one is earth shattering for nearly every character and the other puts an interesting spin on some past (and present) events. But I loved getting to see new characters and
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Becca
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Maltese and McRae have done it again. Phoenix is the third book in the Love in Los Angeles series and continues to follow the lives of Paul and Alex, Liam and Carly, Victor, and the others. Here, each couple is settled (or as settled as they can be) into married life, figuring out what it means to be a family and to create family. Each is also faced with a significant loss and abrupt shattering of their lives in ways they hadn't anticipated. The ways in which each of them adjust, grow, and gain ...more
Jude Sierra
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Maltese and McRae do a stellar job at turning the romance genre on its head with these books. There's romance and it's beautiful, compelling, painful and heart wrenching. You see it in many different forms between people, and I love that. That they've captured so well the complexity of people loving people in multitudes of ways. That they must constantly renegotiate how they love each other, can love each other, and maintain or evolve relationships after tragedy strikes -- is incredibly difficul ...more
Rachel
Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have got used to the writing style more in this book. And I enjoyed it more. I think knowing the characters helps.
This is the best of the series and I have enjoyed all the characters and how they intermingle with each other and lives are intertwined so well.
Claire Potterton
Why are completely fucked up people so totally addictive??
Christine
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, glbt, romance
I continue to love this story. I cannot wait for the next installment.
Lizzie
Jun 10, 2015 rated it liked it
I love the characters and the stories but I find the writing style frustratingly sparse and obtuse. Also multiple uses of the prepositional because, which is fine for Tumblr but grating in a novel.
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Erin McRae is a queer writer and blogger based in Washington, D.C. She owns several pieces of paper from distinguished universities, including a Master’s degree in International Affairs from American University, which qualify her to have lengthy and passionate discussions about the microeconomics of Tunisia. She also engages in lengthy and passionate discussions about military history. She likes t ...more

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