Author: Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee
Narrator: Jasper de Montfort
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Unknown
Story Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 06/05/2013
Length: 09 hours 39 minutes
Genre: Gay Romance, Historical
A lad from the streets meets a lord of the manor…
When Crimean war veteran Sir Alan Watleigh goes searching for sex, he never imagines the street rat he brings home for one last bit of pleasure in his darkest hour will be the man who hauls him back from the edge of the grave.
A night of meaningless sex turns into an offer of permanent employment. As Alan’s valet, Jem offers much more than polished boots and starched cravats. He makes Alan smile and warms his bed. Just as the men are adjusting to their new living arrangement, news about a former soldier under his command sends Sir Watleigh and Jem on the road to save a child in danger.
The journey brings them closer together as they travel from lust toward love. But is Alan’s love strong enough to risk society discovering the truth about him?
Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Male/male sexual practices.
This story took a while to grow on me. In fact until the gruesome parts kicked in, I could not understand the purpose of this novel, and maybe overall I still do not. But once the doctor got ahold of Jem I finally felt like I wanted to keep listening to see what happened. As far as the romance was concerned, I felt like things were a bit slow and rather mundane. But after Jem was recovered, I found myself wanting to see how the men created a life together.
Overall, I finished this story feeling pleasantly happy, but it took me awhile to get there. This is not one of my favorites by these authors though it was not a bad way to spend a few hours.
Jasper de Montfort was a good narrator. There was a bit of a stilted, forced feel to his reading but his accents were good and he did a decent job getting the emotions across most of the time. I think there were other narrators who could have brought this to life better, but overall, this narration was easy to listen to.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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