An Enlightenment Story
Captain Iain Sinclair. Perfect son, perfect soldier, hero of Waterloo. A man living a lie. The only person who really knows him is his childhood friend, scientist James Hart. But they've been estranged since Iain brutally destroyed their friendship following a passionate encounter.
Iain is poised to leave the King's service to become an undercover agent in India. Before he leaves his old life behind, he's determined to reconcile with James. An invitation to a country house party from James's sister provides the perfect opportunity to pin the man down.
James has loved Iain all his life, but his years of accepting crumbs from Iain's table are over. Forgiving Iain is one thing-restoring their friendship is quite another.
In the face of James's determined resistance, Iain is forced to confront his reasons for mending the wounds between them. And accept the possibility that James holds the key to his heart's desire-if only he has the courage to reach for it.
Warning: Contains a dashing military hero with one weakness-a scientist who feels their chemistry in every cell of his body. Kissing in the rain, skinny dipping, and emotional flashbacks. Huzzah!
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.