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Provoked
     

Provoked

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by Joanna Chambers
 

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When a man loses his heart, he has no choice but to follow...

Enlightenment, Book 1

Lowborn David Lauriston lacks the family connections needed to rise in Edinburgh's privileged legal world. Worse, his latest case-defending weavers accused of treason-has brought him under suspicion of harbouring radical sympathies.

Troubled by his sexuality, tormented by

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When a man loses his heart, he has no choice but to follow...

Enlightenment, Book 1

Lowborn David Lauriston lacks the family connections needed to rise in Edinburgh's privileged legal world. Worse, his latest case-defending weavers accused of treason-has brought him under suspicion of harbouring radical sympathies.

Troubled by his sexuality, tormented by memories of a man he once platonically loved, David lives a largely celibate life-until a rare sexual encounter with a compelling stranger turns his world on its head.

Cynical and worldly, Lord Murdo Balfour is more at home in hedonistic London than dingy, repressed Edinburgh. Unlike David, he intends to eventually marry while continuing to enjoy the company of men whenever he pleases. Yet sex with David is different. It's personal, intimate, and instead of extinguishing his desire, it only leaves him hungry for more.

As David's search for the man who betrayed the weavers deepens, he begins to suspect that his mysterious lover has more sinister reasons for his presence in Edinburgh. The truth could leave his heart broken...and more necks stretching on the gallows.

Warning: Contains mystery and danger set in 1822 Scotland, and a forbidden love between two men that will leave you on the edge of your seat-until the next book.

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ISBN-13:
9781619219403
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
1,012,516
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

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Provoked 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have now finished reading all of the Enlightenment novels and strongly recommend them to readers interested in strong character development, historical settings (Scotland in the early 1800s), passionate attractions between men, action, suspense, twists, and love. David and Murdo are definitely not a match obvious to anyone. However, their story is one that is bound by love even when wracked with outside forces that could tear anyone apart. The mores and manners of the time play a large part in the story lines, and are interesting and well-researched. Read these novels in order and you will have many exciting, romantic and entertaining hours. I did not want the story to end.
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jimbo21 More than 1 year ago
The mood of this book is somber with some startlingly sensual moments which as it should be in an era when homosexual liaisons were punishable by death. David Lauriston hates what he is and strives to curb his primal desires, that is until he meets Murdoch Balfour, a man much more in tune with his urges, and attractive with it. David finds himself drawn to the enigmatic Lord Balfour but finds it hard to give in to the attraction,especially as he has doubts as to Balfour's integrity. He might just be the man behind the hanging deaths of David's friends. The story is rich in atmosphere, Scotland in the 19th century, and definitely worth reading. I have read all three in the series and it is interesting to read the character development. and the friendship that grows stronger between the two men until neither can deny just how much they mean to each other.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is hard to find good gay historical romances but this is definitely one of them. It is a well written story. The relationship is frustrating but realistic and definitely makes you wanting to read the next book! There will be three all together.