The Art of Three by Racheline Maltese & Erin McRae ~ Book Review by Sadie

Title: The Art of Three

Author: Racheline Maltese & Erin McRae

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 5.00 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 03/28/2017

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Bisexual, Contemporary, Menage/Poly, Romance


Jamie Conway has a charmed life. At 24, he’s relocated from Dublin to London to star in his first feature film. Unfortunately, he also has one very big problem: He has a huge crush on his happily married costar.

British heartthrob to middle-aged women everywhere, Callum Griffith-Davies should have more sense than to flirt with his new-to-the-business colleague, but good judgement isn’t one of the qualities for which he’s known.

Nerea Espinosa de Los Monteros Nessim has better things to do than fret about her husband’s newest conquest. She’s busy planning her daughter’s wedding at the family’s farmhouse in rural Spain. Besides, she and Callum have been married and polyamorous for almost 30 years; she’s content to let him make his own bad choices.

But when Nerea flies to London after her artwork is selected for a high-profile museum show, she falls for Jamie too. Soon Callum, Jamie, and Nerea have bigger problems, and surprises, than international logistics. From ex-lovers and nosy neighbors to adult children with dramas of their own, The Art of Three is a contemporary romance that celebrates families, and farce, in all shapes and sizes.

My View:

Ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmyGOSH. You guys. I very stereotypically cannot even.

This is a stunningly nuanced, seriously romantic, and altogether impressively-written novel, and I would honestly rather read it repeatedly than risk my literary happiness on some of the books that cross my social media feeds on a daily basis.

I mean…this thing has 3 equal MCs! Two of whom are bisexual, and one of whom is a Spanish woman, and they’re all from different countries! And one is a silver fox! And there are grown children and disabled siblings and and AND the single most realistic, responsible portrayal of polyamory that I’ve ever personally seen in fiction! Please give me a sixth star so I can give it to this book.

Actually…considering this is my very last review here at Prism (sniff)…it seems only appropriate to go out on a high note with an incredible story like The Art of Three. I’m extremely grateful to Brandilyn, pizzygirl, Queue and the rest of the PBA team for giving me (a smol, queer bibliophile) a place to fret and flail for the past year. I wish all of our kind, funny, and supportive readers nothing but the best!

P.S. If anyone would like to continue following my reading adventures, I’ll be migrating to Sweet Fiction Silhouette as soon as they’re through with construction.


The Art of Three on Goodreads
Self Published
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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One thought on “The Art of Three by Racheline Maltese & Erin McRae ~ Book Review by Sadie

  1. Excellent review! I will definitely have to keep an eye out for this title. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and good luck on the new site.

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