Two of London's most notorious rakehells, Linus Radcliffe and Robert Anderson, are the best of friends. They share almost everything-clothes, servants, their homes, and even each other's bed on occasion. The one thing they don't share: lovers. For while Linus prefers men, Robert prefers women...except when it comes to Linus.
As another Season nears its end, Robert can't ignore his growing jealousy. He hates watching Linus disappear from balls to dally with other men. Women are lovely, but Linus rouses feelings he's never felt with another. Unwilling to share his gorgeous friend another night, Robert has a proposition for Linus.
A proposition Linus flatly refuses-but not for the reasons Robert thinks. Still, Robert won't take no for an answer. He sets out to prove a thing or two to his best friend-yet will learn something about the heart himself.
Reviewed By: J9
In a Nutshell: Woo-wee! This is some sexy, sexy times with lots of heart and friendship. This is why I read MM romance!
The Set Up: Linus and Robert are best friends and two of London’s most notorious badboys. Linus prefers men and Robert prefers women, except when he shares Linus’ bed. But this Season is proving different because Robert can’t ignore his jealousy when Linus dallies with other men. Can Robert convince Linus they’re more than best friends with benefits?
Why I Read this Book: Historical MM romance is rare and I read it every chance I can get.
What I Liked: The friendship between Robert and Linus was emotionally satisfying for me and when combined with the eroticism, made this an excellent read. Linus’ fear of losing Robert is so poignant and this emotionally vulnerability was beautifully written and had wonderful resolution with Robert. The characters were so well developed, which is amazing given this story is only eighty pages long. I like the realistic exploration on Robert’s part about his sexual attraction to both genders. This story didn’t rush the men but allowed them both time and self-examination to be sure they wanted this new change in their relationship. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this emotionally charged erotic romance.
What I Didn’t Like: I loved this short novella and it was a perfect hour’s read: full of heart, heat and compelling characters.
IMO: This is a must read for fans of MM erotic romance. This is third in the Brook Street series (Thief and Fortune Hunter being the first and second installments) and I’m excited to go back and catch up on this great series!