Private Gentleman

Private Gentleman

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by Heidi Cullinan
     
 

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To seal their bond, they must break the ties that bind.

Painfully introverted and rendered nearly mute by a heavy stammer, Lord George Albert Westin rarely ventures any farther than the club or his beloved gardens. When he hears rumors of an exotic new orchid sighted at a local hobbyist's house, though, he girds himself with opiates and determination to attend a

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To seal their bond, they must break the ties that bind.

Painfully introverted and rendered nearly mute by a heavy stammer, Lord George Albert Westin rarely ventures any farther than the club or his beloved gardens. When he hears rumors of an exotic new orchid sighted at a local hobbyist's house, though, he girds himself with opiates and determination to attend a house party, hoping to sneak a peek.

He finds the orchid, yes...but he finds something else even more rare and exquisite: Michael Vallant. Professional sodomite.

Michael climbed out of an adolescent hell as a courtesan's bastard to become successful and independent-minded, seeing men on his own terms, protected by a powerful friend. He is master of his own world-until Wes. Not only because, for once, the sex is for pleasure and not for profit. They are joined by tendrils of a shameful, unspoken history. The closer his shy, poppy-addicted lover lures him to the light of love, the harder his past works to drag him back into the dark.

There's only one way out of this tangle. Help Wes face the fears that cripple him-right after Michael finds the courage to reveal the devastating truth that binds them.

Warning: Contains wounded heroes, bibliophilic tendencies, orchid obsessions, a right bastard of a marquis, and gay men who get happily-ever-afters.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“I don’t think anything can do justice to this book except reading it AGAIN. It’s just…brilliant. Not without flaws, but brilliant…I fell in love with the sheer beauty of the writing...”
—Dear Author on Dance With Me (B+)

“This is a fabulous little story. I pretty much can’t recommend it highly enough.”
—Dear Author on Special Delivery (A)

“This book is so adamantly, obviously superior to 90% of the gay romantic fiction being published that I feel like assigning it a comparative rank seems juvenile. At this level of craft, can the five stars be in question?...when you have a gifted, warm, generous writer who consistently pushes into new terrain with grace and affection, the question is not if you will enjoy the book but why.”
—Reviews by Jessewave on Dance With Me

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609288983
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
897,315
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


Heidi has always loved a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. She enjoys writing across many genres but loves above all to write happy, romantic endings for LGBT characters because there just aren’t enough of those stories out there.  When she isn’t writing, Heidi enjoys knitting, reading, movies, TV shows on DVD, and all kinds of music. She has a husband, a daughter, and too many cats. Heidi also volunteers frequently for One Iowa, and is proud to be from the first Midwestern state to legalize same-sex marriage.

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A Private Gentleman 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfully written book. No mis-spellings, tense inconsistencies, or other glaring grammatical errors to upset a fantastic story. While there are dramatic moments, they are not cringe worthy but instead in line with other period-type romances. Micheal and Wes are intriguing characters, each with their own flaws and story arch within the over-reaching plot of get-them-together. Cullinan has done her research and it shows, from the period slang to proper dress every detail is in place. (Spolier) one of the characters suffers an opium addiction and it is realistically presented in a serious manner: the consequences, the symptoms, the usage, and downward spiral that often follow are not brush over or romanticized but instead dealt with .  I would reccomend this book to anyone who loves historical romance, or is just looking for a good book. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story of lovers overcoming overwelming difficulties.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It got a bit overly dramatic and a bit rushed at the end...but as a whole one of the better m/m romances I've read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shows the not regent side of the gentry. Enjoyed the story.
Anonymous 16 days ago
This full-length detailed novel of Wes and Michael is an excellent read. I was drawn into the world that Heidi Cullinan creates with such passion and care. Characters, setting, storyline - all excellent. I found it hard to stop reading and stayed up late at night to find out what happens next. As someone who loves M/M romances set in this time period, I definitely give a strong recommendation for "A Private Gentleman."
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