Review of ‘Treacherous Seas’ by Radclyffe
This is book 8 of the Provincetown Series by Radclyffe. Even though this can be read as a standalone, I recommend starting at the beginning of the series or otherwise you will miss one of the best book series in lesfic.
Reese Conlon and Tori King are about to become parents again but a strange virus outbreak threatens to disrupt their planned parental leave. Andy Champlain is a rookie cop working the summer in Provincetown, she soon realises that the apparent peaceful seaside town is nothing but. She’ll have to deal with a potentially dangerous virus, a journalist chasing for an exclusive story, and a beautiful PA at the clinic…
I have to admit that the book blurb almost put me off. Reading fiction about a virus outbreak in November 2020 isn’t exactly pleasurable. In this particular case, if fiction sounds too close to reality, it’s not mere coincidence. So, if you are fed up with coronavirus news, maybe this is not the best time to read this novel.
Having said that, I really liked the way Radclyffe deals with the virus story in an informative manner but keeping events light. I loved that she showed how a dangerous virus outbreak should be tackled by the authorities in an ideal world. It felt a bit like reading about a lesbian liberal president in ’46’ by Lynn Ames: fiction comes to the rescue when the reality is too much to bear.
Regarding the romance, it’s far from Radclyffe’s best but both mains are fleshed out well and have good chemistry together. For me, the highlight of this book is to read about Reese and Tory again and catch up with their story. It’s been a while since I’ve read book one so it felt like meeting good old friends.
Overall, a good sequel to the Provincetown Series by Radclyffe. 4 stars.
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.