His Client (His Client #1)
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...more
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...more
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...more
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....more
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...more
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,...more
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.
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...more
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...more
I enjoyed the setup of the story and, of course,the HEA. This is going o...more
Jasper has been serving Nate at Madame Delacroix’s brothel for the past five years. Nate has been a little bit of a different client for Jasper. He doesn’t demand sex right away. They share conversations, sometimes a meal. Jasper knows the intimate details of Nate’s life, and has to remind himself that this is not love they share between each other – only lust and pound notes. This isn’t the only way Nate is different however. Nat...more
But I very much enjoyed the first half where both Nate and Jasper took turns to voice out their torments and misplaced hopes. And how skillfully the author portrayed ea...more
Thanks Ivan for the rec, your review made me take a chance on this book, and I'm glad I did. The story was very soulful.
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