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Red Light (French Wine #2)

3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  72 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Jeff is a deliberate loner: he's had his heart broken once, and he won't let it happen again. Ready to rebuild his life, he goes on holiday. Alone. Until he meets Benet - and finds that the human heart is not so easily controlled.

Unable to resist the siren call of Benet's sweet, beautiful nature, Jeff decides a fling can't hurt, but all he wants is sex and company; anythin
ebook, 97 pages
Published February 8th 2011 by Loose Id
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Bark's Book Nonsense
When I started Red Light I felt a distance between myself and 1st person narrator Jeff. He was a bit stuffy, proper and cold and I feared finishing this might turn into a chore. Fortunately, I was so very wrong!

Englishman Jeff was in a long-time (6 years, maybe?) relationship with a man who had been cheating on him for god knows how long. Jeff had no idea and was devastated and heart-broken when he discovered the truth. He blames himself because he’s a doctor, with crazy-long work shifts and neg
Feb 14, 2011 Oco added it
Shelves: m-m, favorites
So far, Thom Lane's books come in one of two flavors. One, his 'xxx-heart' series is slavefic with heavy notes of D/s. Pure kink-candy for aficionados of the (sub)genre.

This is of his other flavor, which couldn't be more different. Pure romance, nearly to the point of sappiness, no hint of any but vanilla in bed.

I love both of them, they feed different parts of me, and this book is no exception.

I think what I like best about Lane's writing is his prose and description, I can just bathe in it, s
Red Light is a sequel of sorts to Thom Lane’s White Flag. The characters are related in a general sense but you don’t need to read the previous book in order to appreciate this one. In fact they are so similar it’s probably best not to read them too close together. I didn’t mind the similarities since it’d been a while since I read White Flag and all the reasons I liked the previous book are here once again; the beautiful lyrical prose, the sense of ease, wonder, and vivid beauty of the setting ...more
Serena Yates
The best laid plans… not only of mice and men, but of heartbroken men looking only for a no-strings holiday fling, often go astray. Sometimes, the more you want something to be true, the more energy you expend on telling yourself to believe something, the less willing the universe seems to be to give it to you. "Red Light" is a perfect illustration of just such a case. It is extremely well-written, almost lyrical, and while I was busy enjoying the beautiful language and the descriptions of all t ...more
Book Utopia
3.5, but I'm rounding up.

This book’s predecessor holds a special place on my virtual keeper shelf, and though this displays many of the qualities I loved about that one, it doesn’t quite rate as highly.

Jeff is an English doctor on vacation in Provence. The trip was originally meant to be a vacation for him and his boyfriend, but when they broke up a few months prior to the story’s start, Jeff decided not to let the tickets go to waste. At the top of the story, he’s sitting at a restaurant, wishi
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
A vacation fling always stays easy, or so Jeff thought. Reeling from a broken heart, Jeff decides to go on vacation alone. When a chance encounter brings the sexy Benet into Jeff’s life, the two decide to have an easy, light fling. Jeff is determined not to get his heart broken again and thinks that love is just too much hassle. No matter that his feelings for Benet seem to grow each day until the point that Jeff can either run or face his fears.

Red Light is a lovely, charming contemporary roma
Very romantic and dreamy. *sigh* Read, if you need the feeling that there's still romance out there and that everything will be all right.
Don't read immediately after White Flag, because there are similarities in tone and structure and Red Light deserves to shine on its own.
I loved White Flag and I do love Red Light as well. The whole book feels like I will find Audrey Hepburn behind the next corner. That's a good thing, mind you! Gives it lightheartedness and a little melancholy at the same tim
3.5 stars. While I didn't love this one as much as White Flag, I still enjoyed it very much. Jeff is a brokenhearted English Dr. on holiday in France and a chance meeting with another young Englishman, Benet, at a cafe turns into a holiday fling. This story takes place some time after White Flag - but the entire Romaine clan is here in this story as well with Juliette once again working the boys in her path. Benet is working at the Romaine vineyard ostensibly to learn French methodology for a ye ...more
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Jeff is still recovering from his lover Tony's infidelity, coping by building a wall around his heart. A fling is fine, as long as it's understood by both parties that sex is all it is; he's not looking for romance or commitment, not when it means his heart could be broken again. The long hours he works as a hospital doctor don't help in any case. He travels to Provence as a little bit of revenge against Tony--the trip had been planned for the two of them, well before the fight t
Blackravens Reviews
Red Light was my first book by author Thom Lane and I will most certainly be looking for more. Seeing Jeff struggling to keep his relationship with Benet strictly a fling after having his heart broken was simply heartwrenching. For the rest of the review:
Jeff has been hurt before but even though he plans on just having a fling with Benet, he soons finds himself meeting the family and learning that there is more to Benet than a weekend thing.

Just like White Flag, this was another incredibly sweet story that just took you along for the ride. A holiday romance that blooms into something more usually manages to keep me in a happy mood.
My memory of this one is too perfect to mess with. I will not be re-reading it for review, but I can RECOMMEND it as my 2012 M/M romance reading self.
This was a highly enjoyable and well-written story but unfortunately it's too similar to White Flag which I read a short while ago.
May 06, 2012 Indigo rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
The writing style makes my day and contributes to the 4.5stars
Lovely. Simply lovely.
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Author Thom Lane is an English writer who has published romances and erotica as well as fantasies and other books under other names. In his tales of Amaranth, he is combining as many of those genres as possible…
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French Wine (3 books)
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