Object of His Desire (Somerville Park #1)
It’s the last night of a week-long house party in remote northern England. Every sensual delight imaginable is right at Henry Shaw’s fingertips. Yet all he wants is to be with his host, the deliciously handsome and enigmatic Arsen Grey, Marquis of Somerville. Henry’s certain it’s love, not mere i...more
Henry Shaw can't say no to Arsen Grey, the Marquis of Som...more
This was my first M/M historical and I find that I don't have much to say about it, hence my middle of the road rating. I didn't feel the love between the two men and, as I often feel with novellas, I felt like the author was trying to TELL the reader how to feel instead of letting them get to the conclusions themselves. Make sense? I felt rushed into their romance, which was lacking for me. The sex scenes were smoking, and I have a thing for super tall guys (Henry) so I added 1/2...more
Object Of His Desire is yet another fabulous example of how well this author can suck the reader in from page one and hold them captive. At 94 pages, I read this in one sitting. It was concise, erotic, and packed a nice angsty punch. I highly recommend it.
First read: January 3, 2011
Still loved this shorty!
I have decided recently that I have a huge jones for unrequited, best bud love. I am addicted and this book fit the bill perfectly. Henry has much longing for his friend Arsen, but does not want to jeopardize their friendship by putting the moves on. Arsen was gorgeous and had a very commanding presence. Henry was sweet, big and well muscled and would be perfect as a burly footman in a James Lear novel. h...more
A good M/M historical romance (possibly Regency) that had a little bit angst, a little bit of hot sex, and good characterization for such a short novel. Definitely a quick read but worthwhile!
Henry Shaw is visiting the country home of Arsen Grey, Marquis of Somerville, for one of his famous house parties. Henry has no real interest in the wild debauchery, but he can't resist the chance to spend time with Arsen. Henry lusts after Arsen but has no expectations of a future together. Arsen is well known for his mistresses and it is commonly accepted that this party is a chance for him to pick the next one. So Henry is quite sur...more
I'm really quickly becoming an Ava March fan, so far i haven't found a chick with dick, both main characters are men and think/act like it and nothing else.
He thinks he’s just a wallflower. Little does he know he’s the guest of honor…
It’s the last night of a week-long house party in remote northern England. Every sensual delight imaginable is right at Henry Shaw’s fingertips. Yet all he wants is to be with his host, the deliciously handsome and enigmatic Arsen Grey, Marquis of Somerville. Henry’s certain it’s love, not mere infatuation. He’s also sure it’s hopeless. After all, the party’s purpose is to find Arsen a new mistress.
Arsen longs to
(view spoiler)[Whereas in all the other books, there was this clear line between respectable society and the debauchery of the main characters, this story grays the border between the two. The characters come together at the end of a whole week of sexual exploits. An open orgy for male and females alike. Even though it was done in the country and for a select few, it was a bit disconcerting to read about, w...more
I really enjoyed this well written historical novell...more
Key Themes: In the Closet
Location: Durham, England
I really enjoyed this erotic short story.
The story starts on the last night of the annual week of debauchery, at the country estate of Arsen, a marquis. Arsen is 35 years old, a leader (albeit of the debauched), rich, sophisticated, and perfect. Henry, is the rugged and muscular third son of a country gentleman".
Sadly, despite having been personally invited to the party, Henry h...more
At first I wrote this book off an enjoyable romp, pure and simple; a quick set up, a bit of pre-sex angst and then lots and LOTS of sex which is exceedingly well-written and most arousing. There’s even real breeches ripping, which raises a cheer.
- Storyline - 5/10
- Hero (Arsen) - 6/10
- Hero (Henry) - 8/10
- Chemistry - 6/10
- Steaminess - 7/10
- Sweetness - 7/10
- Secondary Characters - 3/10
- Setting - 8/10
- Details/Quirks - 2/10
- Banter/Humor - 5/10
- Ending - 5/10
- Ridiculousness - 7/10
- Annoying the shit out of me factor - 5/10
- This book described in one word/phrase - Unrealistic
I wasn't too keen on this one. I really liked Henry, as he was completely adorable and sw...more
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