Love wasn't supposed to be part of the bargain…
On every visit to Madame Delacroix’s brothel, Nathaniel Travers 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 has become a trusted confidant. And Jasper’s the only person who knows Nate longs for a committed relationship with his childhood friend, Peter Edmonton.
Unrequited love hurts, but it hurts even more when the object of affection is in love with another. Jasper Reed has been working at Delacroix’s for a decade. He’s saved enough to retire, yet he remains at the decadent London brothel. Leaving would mean leaving Nate and the hope someday the rugged gentleman would stop pining for his best friend and realize he loves Jasper, just as Jasper loves him.
Edmonton’s impending marriage looms before them, causing Jasper to take another look at his stubborn heart. Yet Jasper’s a bastard whore, and Nate’s the nephew of a viscount. Surely there can’t be any hope for them…
Note: This is a previously published work. This second edition has been edited with minor changes. For readers who purchased the original edition, this second edition is not substantially different.
ebook, 2nd edition
Expected publication: March 17th 2015 by Ava March
This was a nice little escape from reality for a couple of hours. The entire story revolves around Jasper being in love with Nate and Nate not noticing until it’s almost too late because he can’t get past the fact that Peter is firmly into women. There isn’t much else that goes on. You get a decent understanding of Nate and Jasper’s backgrounds and how they ended up where they both are when you meet them in the story. I liked Jasper well enough and Nate was a sexy beast when he wasn’t lamenting the fact that Peter had no romantic interest in him. Nate finally figuring out that it was Jasper he wanted, not Peter, happened quickly and I would have liked to see him grovel a little more, but I’m happy they got their HEA. Overall this was a quick and enjoyable read with some pretty hot M/M sex.
~ I received an ARC copy from TKA Distribution via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ~