Saturday, December 13, 2014

Like Stars

Title: Like Stars
Author: Selina Kray
Publisher: MLR Press
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ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0332
Genre: {M/M} Historical 
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx 

On the threshold of a duty bound adult, Viscount Nathaniel Thredgold seeks the adventure of a soldier before he is required to marry and provide an heir. Unfortunately, his escapade turns into seven years of grief for his family and best friend Wesley Douglas.

Like Stars is a Regency budding romance set in England during a time when a same sex couple was a hanging offense. Nate and Wesley are two teenagers exploring their sexuality, although Wesley is fairly sure he is gay. I got the impression Nate is bi-sexual since he did experience intimacy with females while he was away fighting a war. The plot illustrates the strong bond of friendship between Nate and Wesley more so than lovers.

Nate sustained numerous injuries during the war that left him disfigured enough that his family did not recognize him; even Wesley believed Nate was an imposter. The main reason Nate returned home after so long an absence is to make amends for the impetuous way he left home.

Heartbroken by the loss of Nate, Wesley continued his schooling. Wesley became a doctor who chose to practice in his home county of Haversham rather than London. Of all the people that knew Nate, Wesley is one of the last to acknowledge Nate, as well as forgive him.

Like Stars is a charming as well as enjoyable friends to lovers saga.  

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