Up front, those of you with a serious aversion to cheating are not going to be able to get past the first 1/3 of the book. Jack does cheat on his wife with Lucas and he does it quite d...more
and they were Adorable~ I Loved It!
Things I Love About This Book~
I Love the story-line, typical, but, one of my favorites.
I Love both MCs, adorable , huggable and lovable, yum.
I Loved their Chemistry and oh my GAWD their Passion, yummy, yum, yum.
I Love men with Powerful HAWT jobs~
✔Lucas'~the British liaison to the American Embassy.
✔Jack~ Ambassador of the United States.
I Love men who exude suaveness, both men did this well.
I loved the pacing of the book...more
What I liked:
* Jack's instant attraction for Lucas. He doesn't try too hard to fight it and the scene where he teaches Lucas how to cook as an excuse to touch him in front of wife and girlfriend is so hot for me (and nothing major happens, but still... oh my!)
* Lucas (the young British diplomat) is the seducer, he's younger than Jack (the Ambassador), but he's more experienced. He is very protective of Jack and he is very open in his affection, maybe because of his age. He...more
Well Diplomacy is that book for me. When first came out, I read the blurb: cheating man, NO. married cheating man, NO NO. married cheating man who has a relationship with another committed cheating man, NO NO NO. But... it's a may / december relationship, YES. It's an of...more
An unusual book in so far as it deals with numerous LGBT themes, but somehow manages to avoid the typical overt pushyness when doing so. Strong characterisation, and a respectable plot. However there were issues, but its important to keep in mind this author isn't a native English speaker.
Plot: (view spoiler)[Ms Owens challenges us to think more deeply about what exactly we mean by 'HEA' in our m/m romance genre. For many critics of this novel, they disliked the ending, ar...more
I love how powerful both men are! All the politics and intrigue is fantastic.
I like how they fall in love, and how much it was impossible to both admit it. How can USA embassador be gay? It's a suicide to his carrer, he can't admit he felt in love with another man.. And not just any man, but the second in command in the British embassy! No... Impossible... Right?
Read to know :)
I adored it, and devour this book in one day. The story was perfect to me :). I was searching a romance...more
Jack Christensen has everything he ever wanted. He's a rising star in US Diplomacy, the youngest man to have been appointed as an Ambassador of the United States. A career diplomat who's just been sent to a politically interesting Embassy in Europe, he has the perfect wife, speaks five languages and has all the right credentials, yet there's something missing and he doesn't quite know what.
Then Lucas Carlton walks into an Embassy reception and introduces himself and his American fiancée. From
Questo romanzo mi ha piacevolmente stupita: mi aspettavo una storia incentrata più sulle difficoltà che una relazione tra due uomini pubblici come un ambasciatore e un diplomatico in cariera comportano, ed invece ho trovato sentimenti e solidarietà.
Non fraintendetemi: Jack e Luke devono affrontare molte traversie e devono fare dolorose rinunce, ma possono contare sul profondo legame che li lega e sull'amicizia (anche t...more
Questo romanzo ti prende sin dalla prima riga, ti seduce e ti trascina.
Come l’ambasciatore Jack incrocia due particolari occhi color cioccolato e ne rimane totalmente stregato, anch’io non sono più stata capace di scollarmi da questa storia: sarà per l’ambientazione originale (dopo tanti ranch e cowboys, la vita dei diplomatici è un po’ una novità), sarà per l’attesa di scoprire come i due si sarebbero organizzati per riuscire a stare insieme, nonostante mogli, fid...more
The diplomat is a very unhappy fellow, a...more
Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.
- Realistic (to a degree) - the characters struggle with not only the personal but also the political consequences of their relationship.
- Sweet sex scenes full of feeling; however, see the cons list below also.
- Unusual in that it (a) covers a longer period of time than many m/m romances and thus shows not just the "happily together" but the "happily still toge...more
Jack est un homme fort et qui avec sa femme forme le parfait couple de diplomates, pourtant une chose manque, la passion d’un amour. Jack est aussi un homme de principe qui contre vent et marée ne voudra pas se cacher. je dois dire que je c...more
Such clumsy writing, I can't even. Too bad cause I'm usually all in for MM romances with politicians. The premise was promising but seven annoying chapters later, and especially after this sentence (view spoiler)[He could feel the hunger rising in the older man and responded by eagerly sucking on the American’s lower lip. (hide spoiler)], I knew I was done. Might be just me but I'd rather have the characters' names repeated every sentence than referred to as the Brit, the American, the...more
Put aside that I hate cheating men (and I hate even more men that scr*w women while thinking of men), but I don't pick a m/m book to read friggin m/f intercourse. If I want to read these, I pick a m/f book instead. ಠ_ಠ
So, yeah, couldn't stand the two main characters nor the book. （▼へ▼メ）
At least, it comforts me the fact that I didn't buy this book, since it was a free book from Dreamspinner Press on 29 October 2012.
I have to say I lost interest somewhere in the middle of the story even though it wasn't so dull as to make me abandon it altogether. Both Jack and Lucas are nice guys, handsome and urbane an...more
I'm glad that Jack and Lucas (view spoiler)[end up together (hide spoiler)], there is a sweet romance between them and their preoccupations about the repercussions of the affair on their careers are realistically depicted. But there were too many things that annoyed me: even buying the insta-love, I cannot believe that men in their position could be so careless; repetition of ''the older man/the young man'' (and Jack is not that ancient); some sappy dialogues; too much gratuitous, slightly bo...more
She likes her men either tough on the outside but with a huge soft center, or strong, silent and damaged. She makes it her personal goal to find them their happy-ever-after, the road there often leading via hospital beds, villas with gorgeous vistas o...more