Monday, April 4, 2011

The Professor's Assistant

Title: The Professor's Assistant
Author: Bren Christopher
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Publisher URL: http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com/
ISBN: 978-1-59578-807-8
Genre: {M/M} Science Fiction
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Julian Blake is on a mission; he arrives at the Institute for Electro-Mechanical Sciences in London to investigate rumors of a time machine invention. Julian never expects to meet and fall in love with the inventor’s assistant, Daniel Sinclair. The problem is openly same-sex attractions are considered unthinkable in the minds of polite society during the year of 1885. The other problem is that others are interested in the invention with a more sinister purpose in mind.

The Professor's Assistant is an intriguing exploration of traveling through parallel dimensions. The characters are believable. The intimacy is sensual. Julian has been an agent in his world for three years. He is a man with strong ethical standards. Upon first meeting Daniel, Julian assumed Daniel was a young innocent and tries to resist their attraction. Quite by accident, Julian discovers that Daniel has sexual experience with men and this information allows Julian to pursue Daniel with a passion.

Daniel remains at the school year around to spare his family embarrassment because of his sexuality. Daniel is equally attracted to Julian, as well as being particularly opinionated on the subject of businessmen. Daniel has doubts about Julian’s true feelings for him. A series of events fuel Daniel’s emotional turmoil until the truth of Julian’s identity is revealed. Bren Christopher has created an amazing tale that inspires the reader with thoughts of parallel worlds. I found the historical period fascinating along with the desire to visit Julian’s home for a comparison of the two dimensions. I very much enjoyed The Professor's Assistant.

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