The Gentleman and the Rogue

The Gentleman and the Rogue

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by Summer Devon
     
 

Lad from the streets meets lord of the manor.

Both men's lives will be changed forever.
When Sir Alan Watleigh goes searching for sex, he never imagines the street rat he brings home for one last bit of pleasure in his darkest hour will be the man who hauls him back from the edge of the grave. Despite his harsh life in the slums of London, Jem is a bright,

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Lad from the streets meets lord of the manor.

Both men's lives will be changed forever.
When Sir Alan Watleigh goes searching for sex, he never imagines the street rat he brings home for one last bit of pleasure in his darkest hour will be the man who hauls him back from the edge of the grave. Despite his harsh life in the slums of London, Jem is a bright, cheerful young man. He's also witty, irreverent, glib, and makes Alan laugh--a rare occasion since war time trauma and the death of his family have made the man a ghost of his former self.

A single night of meaningless sex turns into an offer of permanent employment. Jem acts as Alan's valet, but offers him so much more than polished boots and starched cravats. Just as the men are adjusting to their new living arrangement, news about a former soldier under his command sends Sir Alan and Jem on the road to save a child in danger.

The journey brings them closer together as they travel from lust toward love. They rescue the girl from the clutches of an insane surgeon, who is as interested in experimenting on the vulnerable human spirit as he is on physical bodies. Alan realizes his love for Jem when he nearly loses him, but is Alan's love strong enough to risk society discovering the truth about him? And is he strong enough to finally accept his sexual desires?

Editorial Reviews

You Gotta Read Reviews - Patchcat reviewer
You Gotta Read--I don�t give this rating often. But this book? Totally deserves it. The world is well-built, the characters just about leap off the page, and the plot flows exceptionally well.
Queer Magazine Online - Lena Grey
This is a lovely, romantic, passionate story written in an easy flowing, flowery style befitting the time period and reflecting the characters' personalities perfectly.
JERR - Lauria Chandonnay
Gold Star Rating One of those rare books that grabs you by the heart and doesn�t let go. Their love story was so realistically written that my heart ached for the pair what with all of the obstacles in their way. When I turned the last page it was with sorrow that I had to leave these people behind to return to reality.
Rainbow Reviews - Jimbo reviewer
5 stars
To say I enjoyed every moment of this story is putting it mildly. The authors have to be congratulated in bringing to life some wonderfully drawn characters and vividly recalling a time in London's history with atmospheric authenticity. I loved every aspect of this story, and was truly sorry when I came to the last page ~ so I read it all again! Highly recommended
Jessewave - Erastes reviewer
5 stars
What really impressed me is that the writers pack so much in just 158 pages. It�s a really compact, solid story with a lot going on: good servants, bad servants, loyalty to dead troops, riding lessons, a road trip� it�s amazing how much it contains.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781483939216
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/11/2013
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
648,415
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Bonnie Dee writes romance and erotic romance in many genres and set in many time periods. See more of her work at http://bonniedee.com.

Summer Devon is also known as author Kate Rothwell, who lives in Connecticut. Check out her back list at http://summerdevon.com.

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The Gentleman and the Rogue 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
I loved the connection between Jem and Alan, instant and yet complete opposites.  Jem is comfortable in his own skin and Alan seems to be fighting everything about himself, from his memories of the war to his need  to fill his heart.  When he takes Jem home, he's looking for one last night before he plans on ending it all.  Well, we all know the cliche about the best laid plans of mice and men, that pretty much sums up Jems entrance into Alan's life.  Then you throw in the doctor and his evil ways and the boys need to rescue little Major and you have a very intriguing and well written historical piece of fiction well worth reading.
VSims More than 1 year ago
Sir Alan Warleigh is ready to end it all, but before he does he wants one more night to indulge his pleasure. What he didn’t bargain for was that Jem would be able to offer more than just his body. Jem made him feel again, and Sir Alan didn’t want to loose that feeling. Jem Brown has had a rough life, but he doesn’t let that stop him from being light hearted. When he meets Sir Alan, first he thinks it’s a set up to send him to the gallows, but after considering it, he realized the man just wanted a companion for the night. After one blissful night in bed Sir Alan doesn’t want Jem to leave and neither dies Jem. He offers Jem employment as his valet to keep him close, though he doesn’t know if he can trust Jem. How will they keep their relationship a secret with a houseful of servants? I really enjoyed this book. Jem wormed his way into my heart after the first chapter. Sir Alan grew on me. I couldn’t out the book down. You can feel the raw emotions as Sir Alan remembered the pain of the war. Jem’s sense of humor had me laughing, with his story telling to cheer Sir Alan up. Though there was a huge class difference between the two Jem didn’t let that stop him from being with Sir Alan. I can’t wait to read more from these author’s.
edcsdc More than 1 year ago
Terrific interaction between the two main characters. Slow build from attraction to deep abiding love and commitment. Tons of action and intrigue. Lots of funny moments. Daring rescues and understanding of how to heal the broken. A beautiful family is the reward for all. 
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