Captain Iain Sinclair has looks, charm, military honours—even the favour of the king himself. He has everything—everything, that is, except the friendship of the one man whose good opinion he has ever cared for, scientist, James Hart.
James has loved Iain all his life, but after the last disastrous encounter between them, he vowed to accept no more crumbs from Iain’s table. If Iain cannot be the lover James wants, then James will have no more to do with him.
Disenchanted with his career, and miserable without James in his life, Iain decides to leave military service and embark upon a new career in India. Before he leaves England behind, though, he is determined to try one last time to reconcile with his dearest friend.
An invitation to a country house party from James’s sister provides the perfect opportunity to pin James down and force him to finally listen to Iain’s apology. But when Iain discovers that an apology is not enough—that James is not willing settle for less than a lover—he is forced to reconsider everything: his life, his future career, and most of all, his feelings for James.
This is a new edition of a book previously published by Samhain Publishing
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Joanna Chambers always wanted to write. In between studying, finding a proper grown up job, getting married and having kids, she spent many hours staring at blank sheets of paper and chewing pens. That changed when she rediscovered her love of romance and found her muse. Joanna's muse likes red wine, coffee and won't let Joanna clean the house or watch television.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the first one for me, but I’m thinking that there are prior ones in the series the way other minor characters were mentioned and interacted with one of the MC’s. This starts in the past when James and Iain first meet. It’s a sweet meeting and you can tell just by those few pages that something special is happening. Then we jump to present day, fine Snapshot of how they meet, then start real story. And what a great start. Just what you see happening, happens. Iain joined years prior and in present day is resigning his commission. And you can’t wait for the rest. But then we jump backwards… again… Now I get we need a little back story on how these two were fairing in the years from boyhood to man hood. Esp. since we’ve had a fight and no communication. But, I’m just not a fan of couple of chapters in the present, couple in the past. Esp when the present one was on such a great story line role and then bam. We get flung in the past again, lose all momentum. Talk about to souls that need each other but aren’t ready to at the right crossroads at the same time. Until, finally they are and it’s perfect. I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review by Crystals Many reviews
I read all the Enlightment novels, which I enjoyed. So, I looked forward to this one. Not much happens in it. It is basically a "will he or won't he," "will they or won't they story," with nothing but misunderstandings and lack of courage keeping Sinclair and Hart apart. I also found the skipping back and forth in time to be a bit difficult to follow. Once I came to the next dated chapter, I had to go back at times to the first page of the chapter before to find out how much time had passed or how far back in time we were going. It was good to come across characters from the earlier novels, and as I liked Iain Sinclair in his small role in the Enlightenment novels, it was good to catch up with him. If you haven't read the earlier novels, I would do that before reading this one. Even so, I think the lack of suspense and strong plot conflict keeps this novel from being a success. We all know from the start how it is going to end.