Title: A GENTLEMAN NEVER DOES
Author: Lee Brazil
Publisher: Breathless Press
Characters: Gideon Westwood, Gareth Belmain
Sub-Genre: Historical, Erotic Romance
Short of funds, Gareth proposes to wager for love. Does Gideon dare play out this hand?
Gideon Westwood is passing time at a debutante ball when he encounters a man from his past he’d give anything to avoid.
Unfortunately for him, Gareth Belmain isn’t in the mood to be pushed aside.
A wager leads to a walk in the garden and a kiss to angry words.
Will a public challenge put an end to any hope they might have for a future together?
A gentleman never gambles, smokes, or drinks? Or a gentleman never causes a scandal by breaking society’s unspoken rules? A gentleman never falls in love with a man?
Gideon and Gareth have known each other since they were kids, and in their youth they shared intense sexual explorations. Now they are adults, with responsibilities, duties, and a need to avoid any hint of scandal. Gideon is giving Gareth the cold shoulder, pretending he doesn’t want him, and even lying to himself about his feelings. The problem is Gareth isn’t slipping quietly into the night, and he’s also effeminate and flashy in a way that betrays his inclinations to anyone with half a brain. Gideon must choose between following rules he hates and following his one true love to perdition—or paradise. Facing an illegal duel with Gareth forces Gideon in that position.
Though short, this story shows both men’s characters very well, their true feelings vs. their behavior in public. Gareth is true to himself in a time when that could get him hanged, while Gideon shuns his friend and pretends he feels nothing. But true love moves in mysterious ways. Gideon can’t help the emotions and sensations Gareth awakens in him. Every scene here is fraught with erotic imagery and palpable sensuality. The sex is hotter than hot, and Gideon’s reluctance to yield to the inevitable, to Gareth’s unwavering love and desire, only adds fuel to the fire.
A sexy little romp with lots of erotic content to keep the reader excited. Highly recommended!
Reviewed By: Susan