Monday, April 12, 2010

The High-Class Highwayman

Title: The High-Class Highwayman
Author: Julia Talbot
Publisher: Torquere Press
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ISBN: 978-1-60370-959-0
Genre: {M/M} Historical, Regency
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Julian Bathington is forced to become The High-Class Highwayman after he loses his inheritance to his father’s believed bastard child. When his attempt to rob a stranger fails, Julian soon realizes that Griffen Michalis is offering more than a return of Julian’s inheritance; Griffen reveals the truth, with reference to their connection, as well as his desire for a friendship with benefits.

The High-Class Highwayman is a romance with a dash of mystery. Set in 1780 England, this short story offers some insights on the social standards of the time. Julian is a member of the aristocracy and not trained for manual labor. His motive for becoming a highwayman is to pay his servant’s wages and provide food. Well versed in the laws, Julian is very discreet with lovers. Although part of the criminal element, Griffen has the manners of a gentleman. He is fond of kinky sex games and immediately develops an attraction for Julian. The plot is intriguing with appealing characters. The intimate scenes are interwoven into the mystery. Since the culprit is not revealed, I get the impression that the talented Julia Talbot has another installment in store for this very enjoyable saga.

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