When a frantic man races after David on a London street, he's certain the fellow is a lunatic. But in fact, Isak Jensen is an artist caught by David's beauty. He coaxes David to model for him, for a generous fee, of course. David, down on his luck and with a sister to support, agrees--despite his undeniable and dangerous attraction to the eccentric, wealthy artist. The sort of attraction that has led him into trouble before.
Enjoying rising fame as a painter, Isak struggles to keep his emotional distance from his handsome model--unsuccessfully. Dodging downstairs gossip and swirling intrigue amongst the servants, he and David indulge in clandestine rendezvous. Until the problems that hound David land on Isak's doorstep in the shape of a former lover, a conniving aristocrat who preyed upon both David and his sister.
With a looming scandal in a censorious society threatening to destroy Isak, David, and his sister, Isak makes a perilous offer that could save them all.
A victorian gay romance.
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About the Author
Summer Devon is the alter ego of Kate Rothwell who also writes under her own name. Summer writes romances of all sorts, including some historical m/m books with Bonnie Dee. She is published with Kensington, Samhain, Simon and Schuster, Ellora's Cave, Total-e-bound, Liquid Silver, Loose Id, Carina Publishing and on her own.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When Isak spots David he sees a fine model for his lastest painting, chasing him down to offer him money to sit for him could have gone better but once David is in front of his easel, Isak is overcome with inspiration. Isak's offer could not have come at a better time for David but when passion and attraction enter into the equation he's unsure if he'll be able to walk away. When Bethie, David's sister, turns up followed by a scandal threatening to ruin them all will the passion and attraction that has blossomed between Isak and David be strong enough to survive what looms before them? Once again, Summer Devon has shown that history is not boring by blending the morals of the time with an interesting cast of characters, intriguing drama, and of course blossoming romance. I can't remember a time that I was not a history fan so I admit I set the bar pretty high when it comes to historicals and Summer Devon has never failed to reach it and The Gentleman's Muse is no different. I must admit that I had an inkling as to where she was headed with these characters and their story and even the possible outcome but for me the adrenaline rush was in the anticipation of when and if the other shoe was going to drop for the boys. Sometimes I even enjoy a book more when I think I know where it will end because as in life its often the journey that packs the punch. Personally, even if you are not a historical fan I still highly recommend The Gentleman's Muse because even though the details of the time are true, the drama and romance is where the heart of the story lies. David, Isak, and Bethie came to me at just the right time: a tale of "normalcy" after a month of paranormals in October and before the tales of Christmas to end out the year but I would have loved it at any time of year.