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'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 ...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
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 ...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
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 ...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
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 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 ...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
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
I enjoyed the setup of the story and, of course,the HEA. This is going o ...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
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 ? !