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His Client (His Client #1)

3.82  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,179 Ratings  ·  148 Reviews
Genre: BDSM, LGBT Historical

Mr. Nathaniel Travers has been visiting Madame Delacroix's brothel for five years. On every visit, he requests the same man. Stunningly handsome and highly skilled, Jasper not only shares Nate's fondness for wickedly erotic games and black leather corsets, but he's become a friend. Someone he can talk to. Someone he can share a supper with. And

ebook, 124 pages
Published January 11th 2011 by Loose Id, LLC (first published January 10th 2011)
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
A must read for all Ava March fans, this is classic stuff! Kink, historical, hot sex, love against the odds- you know you want it!

I'm a big Ava March fan. In fact, she helped me start to love historical romances after years of struggling with the genre. I think if you've loved her stuff in the past, you'll love this one too.

Nate and Jasper have known each other for years. Jasper is Nate's go-to boy in the brothel that he frequents, and over time, they've become closer and closer friends. This i
I know that Ava March is quite prolific in MM historical romance genre ... but I never read anything by hers, simply because I tend to not paying attention to historical genre in the first place. Because of her number of titles released already, I thought Ava March would be good for my personal November MM Historical challenge.

I picked up this title because Heather C said that it was the only one she gave 5-stars to, even if she enjoyed the others. She also warned me about the smutty factor sin
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
I can’t believe I’m about to say this but… there’s a little too much angst in this one for me. But more to the point, there are certainly not enough corsets!

CORSET TEASE more like.


His Client is a similar story to All in with the Duke just not as well executed. Jasper’s a prostitute and Nate has been his client for the past 5 years. Jasper’s fallen in love with Nate but Nate is in love with his best friend, Edmonton, who is straight aside from once letting Nate blow him when they were k
Heather C
Sep 17, 2013 Heather C rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Heather C by: Lauraadriana
This is by FAR my favorite Ava March story to date. Something about this story line pushed ALL my buttons and everything worked for me. The kink, the heat, and the sweet! Perfection!
Aug 30, 2011 Alina added it
This book is hard to review and I won't give it any raiting, because it's a good and solid book per se, but I haven't been satisfied with the MC's relationship.

Maybe it's just not my cup of tea, but I couldn't connect with Nate. I immediately loved Jasper - he's great - but I didn't get Nate at all.

The beginning was great and promising, but then for the 2/3 of the book Nate'd continued pining for Peter, Jasper retired and then suddenly Nate realised, that he's in love with Jasper, not Peter. An
So, what do we have here, lets see...yes Regency crossdressing! Leather corsets, rouge and all! Role playing in bedroom, yes this too. Also, a stubborn viscount's nephew, a realisation of love and a HEA, the Ava March style. Very good.

Ele approves.

4.5 stars Ava March is probably my favorite MM historical romance writers. And although her writing can be a bit formulaic, I really enjoyed this novella. The sex was hot and plentiful and the romance worked for me. I look forward to book 2!
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
I absolutely loved this book. I haven't read a historical in quite some time. The reason for this is whenever I'd start one, it wouldn't hold my attention long enough to get far in the book but since I absolutely love books with unrequited love, I decided to give this one a shot. I'm glad I did because I was riveted throughout the whole story.

Jasper and Nate have known each other for five years, ever since Nate came to the brothel to fulfill a desire he couldn't get satisfaction from elsewhere.
3 stars is probably generous, but the story wasn't bad... it just didn't grip me, like at all! Nate's constant moaning about Peter had me skimming pages in the second chapter and Jasper's moaning about Nate had me skimming the rest of the book.

The first two sex scenes were pretty dam hot, some rough fucking with ripped shifts and corsets and I love some role-playing, so I'll justify my 3 star with that.

There are definitely better rent-boy historical stories out there, All In with the Duke for on
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
The cover is hot, but I'm not judging the book by its cover.

I like m/m historicals. I know that the couple will never be able to show to the world that they are in love and that there's always the danger they'll be hanged. But the historical setting creates a whole different atmosphere with candle lights, the fire place, the layers of clothes. I like Ava March's stories of unrequited love and her characters with their kinks. I could read all the variations of her stories book after book after bo
Jilrene ♥
I'm writing a review for Gay.Guy.Reading and Friends. I'll add a link when it's available.

4.5 stars

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

ETA: link to my review Gay.Guy.Reading and Friends
I am in love! Totally in love with this book. I mean, I knew it would be good but I had no idea I would feel the way I felt through the whole story. I felt hope and love and despair and LOVE! My Gawd!

I don’t think I can give a comprehensive review of this. I am giddy and overwhelmed and still emotional from this short but intensely romantic story of two men who both thought they weren’t what the other could possibly want. Couldn’t be what the other could need and couldn’t possibly have a future
Feb 04, 2011 Erastes rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay-historical
I like Ava March’s work. I can’t help it. I don’t know her, and I don’t like BDSM as a rule, but there’s something about March’s writing of the subject that gets under my skin and makes it tingle.

This is no exception, and I can say hand on heart that if you liked her other work, you won’t be disappointed with this.

It’s a tart-with-a-heart story. Jasper is a whore of ten years, a man who already has enough money to set himself up in a decent house and retire, but he hasn’t for one simple reason,
Jul 17, 2014 Steelwhisper rated it really liked it
I agree with what Erastes and quite a few others said, it's another wonderful BDSM regency by March. What no one mentioned: this has an absolutely LOVELY cover!
AղցҽӀɑ W.
Spoiler Ahead This was a really good book that I wished it was longer. Jasper is a prostitute at Madame Delacroix's brothel serving the needs of clientele that not only prefer the company of men but also those with more eccentric tastes in the bedroom. But Jasper looks forward to his time with one client in particular. During the time he has worked at the brothel Jasper has developed a fondness for Nate. Nate has confided in him over the years and as a result Jasper has come to think of Nate as ...more
Nov 22, 2011 Audrey rated it liked it
Shelves: historical, man-love
I liked this one, but didn't love it.

The sexytimes were intense and hot, and the angst of unrequited love (the prostitute for the client, but the client for his straight and clueless best friend) was palpable. I had a hard time getting on board with the resolution, wherein the client, Nate, just "realizes" that Jasper is the one he wants, after all. One part I found rather comical (in an unfortunate way) occurred when Jasper said one of the things he most admired about Nate was his loyalty and
Feb 19, 2011 Katie(babs) rated it really liked it
Jasper has been working at Madame Delacroix’s brothel where he has been catering to men for a decade. Most of these men are fat and bloated and ones Jasper hates servicing. But her has made a good living off of being a prostitute and has a nice, tidy savings to help him retire to the country even though he’s not even thirty. He has one client he enjoys being with–Nathaniel Travers, who always asks for Jasper whenever he visits the brothel. Nathaniel has been a client of Jasper’s for five years. ...more
Mar 27, 2011 Mouse rated it liked it
First of all, I like Ava March books, which is why I bought this. She's never let me down, though I often think the books should be some much longer/ more in depth for the amount of money I paid. And as far as her books go, this one is longer than most.

BUT. As beautiful as her writing is. As much as I love her characters. As much as I feel she weaves a brilliant story that has me hooked -- I swear to God, I'm taking a stand that I will not overpay for a damn book of hers again.

Because ultimately
Trisha Harrington
This was a good book but not a great book. I liked it but there were a few problems with the book. The fact Nate loved Peter at the beginning of the book (or thought he did) and was paying Jasper for sex at the same time. Another problem was the fact he would not get his head out of his ass sooner and treat Jasper better. Jasper was a sweet character but I hated the fact he did what he did. He was always madly in love with Nate and he put up with his attitude and moaning. I really loved the way ...more
This is a second edition version of a previously released work by Ava March. People who enjoy historical romantic mm will be familiar with her work and will most certainly enjoy this one, as well.

For me, historical romances must be able to convince me that the gentlemen involved are conducting their relationship in a realistic way. Of course, the fantasy is that the lord can easily employ the handsome lower class gent as his personal man-servant, and no one will EVER know, but fortunately author
Brenda (b)
Jan 19, 2011 Brenda (b) rated it it was amazing
I really loved this one. Jasper was a terrific guy - I really felt for him and the situation (both his job and his feeling) he was in. Nate joined my "needs a slap up the side of the head" club. He was so focused on Peter, he never took the time to look at anyone else around him.
Jan 11, 2011 Chris rated it it was amazing
Very good kinky Regency m/m romance about a prostitute who's had enough to retire for a while, but stays on at the brothel because he's fallen in love with one of his clients - a client who's been pining for his straight best friend since they were at university together.
Oct 13, 2011 Amber rated it really liked it
This was a good read. It's got a prostitute hero, and the other hero (since this is M/M) is his client, which is an awesome setup for me. The sex was hot and the angst was there. It was really interesting that the prostitute didn't have a particularly troubled past, just very poor and neglected, but didn't seem really worse for the wear. He seemed to have a decent view of his own self worth, despite obviously being aware of his status in society. In fact, the "tortured" one of the pair was the w ...more
4.5 stars

I'm ashamed to admit this is my first Ava March novel, but it certainly won't be my last. His Client is a very emotional, even angsty at times story of unrequited love that a prostitute (named Jasper) feels for his client, the nephew of a viscount. Nate (the client) thinks he's in love with his best friend and won't stop talking about him to Jasper, who finally realizes he and Nate have no future together and decides to retire. Which of course is when Nate realizes how much Jasper means
Barb ~rede-2-read~
Oct 30, 2013 Barb ~rede-2-read~ rated it really liked it
Recommended to Barb ~rede-2-read~ by: Raevyn
I don't usually choose historicals to read but I'm glad I picked this up on the advice of GR friends. This is the story of Jasper, a London brothel worker, i.e., whore, who falls in love with his client, Nate, even though he knows it's hopeless. (view spoiler)

I enjoyed the setup of the story and, of course,the HEA. This is going o
I tend to turn to Ava March whenever I'm in the mood for Regency romance ... I like her style and her characters ... there is usually a twist to keep the trope fresh and she adds enough personal hygiene to avoid the squick of unwashed dangly bits that I've read in other books ... this is typical Ava March and as such, highly recommended ... my only complaint is that the sugar-kink aspect wasn't explored more ...
Jess Candela
3.5 stars

I liked it, but I had some pretty major concerns from the beginning that I don't feel were adequately addressed for my faith in their lasting happiness together. Yes, these guys have a five-year history together before swearing HEA, which would usually give me great confidence in their long term viability. But this wasn't a five-year relationship of equals, even with all the conversation.

From what's described, Nate talks and Jasper listens. It's almost a therapist-patient sort of relati

4 Stars !

Loved this story! I loved Jasper especially. He's sweet and adorable. Easy to love.
No wonder Nate unconsciously bond to him.
That BLIND Nate! Grrrr !!

This is what I need when I'm desperately looking for historical short story that's NOT an F/M. Lol

The sex was kinky, arousing and OMG I wet my panties ... what a fantasy, and somehow, it was hot as hell!

A little cheesy, mushy kind of story but Oh My !Ain't we all need it ? !

Recommended !

Edina Rose
Mar 21, 2011 Edina Rose rated it it was amazing
It is simply my favourite regency historical MM romance. It is well written, the characters are amazing, their chemistry is incredible, the story is beautiful, the sex is great, and I could go on and on and on... It is a great book. Keeper. In my opinion, the best of Ava March's books.
Sophia (FV)
Jan 27, 2011 Sophia (FV) rated it really liked it
Jasper is a prostitute at Madame Delacroix’s brothel serving the needs of clientele that not only prefer the company of men but also those with more eccentric tastes in the bedroom. But Jasper looks forward to his time with one client in particular. During the time he has worked at the brothel Jasper has developed a fondness for Nate. Nate has confided in him over the years and as a result Jasper has come to think of Nate as a friend and has even secretly fallen in love with him. However he is f ...more
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Ava March is a bestselling author of sexy, emotionally intense M/M historical erotic romances. She loves writing in the Regency time period, where proper decorum is of the utmost importance, but where anything can happen behind closed doors. With over fifteen works to her credit, her books have been finalists in the Rainbow Awards and More Than Magic contest, and deemed ‘must-haves’ for Historical ...more
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