Mini-Review: Lover’s Knots by Katherine Cross

Lover’s Knots by Katherine CrossTitle: Lover’s Knots
Author: Katherine Cross
Genre: Historical Romance, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: January 2009 by Ellora’s Cave

Third Lieutenant Andrew Clayton wanted senior officer Daniel Barret from the moment they first met. Something about the charismatic man with the scarred knuckles and street-tough voice heats Andrew's blood and makes his body ache. He'd give up everything for just one taste of the forbidden-his position in Society, his commission...even his life. Daniel's sure he's losing his mind. Nothing else could explain his obsession with noble-born Andrew or his constant desire to spread him across the wardroom table and mark his fair skin. In His Majesty's Royal Navy, the punishment for their love is death. One misstep could have them both at the end of a hangman's noose. But everything changes when they're granted an unexpected leave. Far from the captain's watchful eye, Daniel agrees to one week-seven days to explore each other's bodies, to let four years of suppressed desire consume them-before they must return to their ship and the way things were. But some passions can't be tamed once unleashed, and some dangers are worth the risk.


Reviewed By: J9

I can never get enough of good M/M historical romance and this short novella really hit the spot for me. Andrew and Daniel are very strong characters as they serve on a ship in Britain’s navy and share a hidden attraction to each other. This novella very successfully builds a forbid romance between these two characters as they both fantasize about a sexual relationship between them. In this way, readers are invested in their forbidden feelings for each other and share in the hopelessness the men feel about their doomed relationship. The sexual intensity well matches the emotional intensity and I really enjoyed this romance. The ending isn’t finite but gave me enough of a resolution to believe these two men were going to be just fine together.

The other enjoyable thing about this book is the villain is more than a villain. I really liked the development of his character as it hinted he’d play a role in outing Andrew and Daniel but how that unraveled was more complex than I thought. This novella packs a great story in such a tiny read and I really recommend it to fans of M/M historical romance.

J9’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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1 comment:

  1. Great review. Haven't heard of this one but I'm interested in the story.


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