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The Gentleman and the Rogue by Bonnie Dee
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Mar 04, 12

bookshelves: m-m-romance, kindle-lendables
Read in March, 2012

Lovely historical m/m romance about Sir Alan Watleigh, a veteran of the Crimean War, who is sick in body and mind from the atrocities he witnessed there. His preference for men is just another thing he hates about himself but he decides to indulge in one night with a male prostitute before removing himself altogether from this world. But the young man he meets, Jem, is full of life and optimism despite his rough and tough existence, and Alan finds himself prolonging their acquaintance.

This is a well written story that has a strong period feel. Jem is a very appealing and funny character. The silly stories he tells, the bawdy songs he sings and his acceptance of his own feelings towards men are balms to Alan's lonely soul. There is a nice subplot about the rescue of a small child of a fellow soldier which serves to cement the two MC's affections and give them a family of sorts. The sex scenes are hot especially with Jem's penchant for dirty talk. A real winner for fans of m/m historical romance.
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