The Gentleman and the Rogue
Genre: M/M, Historical, Romance
A lad from the streets meets a lord of the manor…
When Crimean war veteran Sir Alan Watleigh goes searching for sex, he never imagines the street rat he brings home for one last bit of pleasure in his darkest hour will be the man who hauls him back from the edge of the grave.
A night of meaningless sex turns into an offer of permanent employment. As Alan’s valet, Jem offers much more than polished boots and starched cravats. He makes Alan smile and warms his bed. Just as the men are adjusting to their new living arrangement, news about a former soldier under his command sends Sir Watleigh and Jem on the road to save a child in danger.
The journey brings them closer together as they travel from lust toward love. But is Alan’s love strong enough to risk society discovering the truth about him?
Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Male/male sexual practices
My Review: 5/5 Stars
Sir Alan Warleigh is ready to end it all, but before he does he wants one more night to indulge his pleasure. What he didn’t bargain for was that Jem would be able to offer more than just his body. Jem made him feel again, and Sir Alan didn’t want to loose that feeling.
Jem Brown has had a rough life, but he doesn’t let that stop him from being light hearted. When he meets Sir Alan, first he thinks it’s a set up to send him to the gallows, but after considering it, he realized the man just wanted a companion for the night.
After one blissful night in bed Sir Alan doesn’t want Jem to leave and neither dies Jem. He offers Jem employment as his valet to keep him close, though he doesn’t know if he can trust Jem. How will they keep their relationship a secret with a houseful of servants?
I really enjoyed this book. Jem wormed his way into my heart after the first chapter. Sir Alan grew on me. I couldn’t out the book down. You can feel the raw emotions as Sir Alan remembered the pain of the war. Jem’s sense of humor had me laughing, with his story telling to cheer Sir Alan up. Though there was a huge class difference between the two Jem didn’t let that stop him from being with Sir Alan. I can’t wait to read more from these author’s.
NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
I began telling stories as a child. Whenever there was a sleepover, I was the designated ghost tale teller. I still have a story printed on yellow legal paper in second grade about a ghost, a witch and a talking cat.
I enjoy reading stories about people damaged by life who find healing with a like-minded soul. When I couldn’t find enough books to suit my taste, I began to write them.
Summer Devon is the alter ego of Kate Rothwell who also writes under her own name. Summer writes romances of all sorts, including some historical m/m books with Bonnie Dee.
She is published with Kensington, Samhain, Simon and Schuster, Ellora’s Cave, Total-e-bound, Liquid Silver, Loose Id, Carina Publishing and on her own.