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First Flames (Fireside Romance #1)

3.27  ·  Rating Details  ·  49 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
A gentle, cosy, and touching romance set in mid-1980's Yorkshire.

Simon Peters knows he’s Mr. Average. He works at the local library during the day and goes home to his modest and lonely house at night.

Mark Smith was kicked out of home by his drunken father for being gay. Buying a bus ticket, he travels as far as his meagre savings allow. He’s taken in by Jake, but soon rea
Nook, 130 pages
Published March 7th 2011 by JMS Books LLC (first published January 1st 2011)
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Serena Yates
Dec 15, 2011 Serena Yates rated it liked it
Shelves: gay
This story delivers what the title says: it is about the ‘first flames of love’ between Simon, a librarian, and Mark, who has run away from home after his father got really upset when he found out Mark is gay. Their romance is slow to develop, both of them uncertain about themselves and their chances with the other man. It is a quiet story which grows emotionally more intense as Simon realizes he loves Mark. I liked that it is set in England and that two very normal men are the main characters.

Apr 27, 2011 Deeze rated it liked it
A sweet love story. Good for when you just want a little idealic romance. Nothing to heavy, but with enough story to make it worth while. A good author to have in your library
Oct 12, 2011 Arthur rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The blurb has said it all about the story. This is a sweet story about two persons who don't think they deserve anything better from life.
Gavin Stephenson-Jackman
Feb 06, 2012 Gavin Stephenson-Jackman rated it it was amazing
Simon, a stodgy librarian, falls for an attractive rent boy, Mark. A very touching story of two men falling in love one who feels he is not worthy of another man's affection and the other who has come through some very difficult times and been forced into an existence that he would rather not have. Circumstances bring the two together in Simon's home as Mark recovers from injuries sustained in trying to help his pimp after an explosion that takes the pimp's life. While Simon cares for Mark the t ...more
Too sweet for my tastes. The characters were not developed enough; Simon came out as a boring sap, Mark as a push-over. Also, I didn't see the point of moving the action to the late '80 (more sexually restrained society?). Besides the only signs of everything happening nearly 3 decades ago were some outdated phrases here and there.
Jun 03, 2011 Autumn rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-romance
A sweet gay romance set in a town in the north of England (Yorkshire) 1986. Simon, the narrator, is a young shy and insecure librarian who meets Mark, a young man who is forced to work as a prostitute, when he hires Mark one evening for the company of another man, not for sex.
Sep 06, 2015 Tj rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2011
A very sweet read set in England in the mid 80's. Short but very well written. I enjoyed the read and look forward to more with this couple.
I have to say it was really nice to read this wonderful love story. I would recommend this book to anyone who is open to same sex relationships.
Apr 26, 2013 Anke rated it liked it
Nice, easy, fluffy read, perhaps a bit too easy.
Mar 20, 2011 Merith rated it liked it
A very sweet, quick read.
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