Public Lives, Private Pleasures
Descended from an old, very influential Virginia family with conservative views, Adrien has no desire to carry on the family's political tradition. Still, he's forced to hide his gay identity to protect the budding political career of his younger twin brother, Marsh, who wants to take up where their father, Senator Douglas Langtry, left off. There'...more
How far would you go to make your family happy? Would you be willing to sacrifice the very core of yourself? Photographer Adrien Langtry has been doing that for years so he won't upset his very conservative, very powerful, political family. He's been hiding who he is, living a double life, trying to "toe the line"; all in the efforts of getting love and approval from a family tha...more
First and foremost, I truly enjoyed authors's writing. She's quite eloquent, but not to the point of wanting to skip a couple of paragraphs, but more in the manner of being so true to life that you feel like you are part...more
4.5 stars A re-read to see if it holds up...
‘A night for fucking... the air was crisp...filled with the floral aroma of cherry blossoms...but the other odor he scented--the hint of cigarette smoke that lingered...that was the one that brought to mind skin filmed in sweat, sheets tangled. More in line with the afterglow of an extremely satisfying sexual encounter.’
Seductive and provocative...and we're off... Adrien, a D.C. senator's son, meets Frankie on a spring night and the physical pull betwe...more
The first defining love story Adrianna read back in junior high school was "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte, and that set her on the road to her long standing love affair with t...more