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Thursday, 22 January 2015

The Gentleman and the Lamplighter

The Gentleman and the Lamplighter by Devon Summer

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

January 2015

ISBN: 978-1-4668-8148-8

Pages: 60

Historical Romance, m/m

London 1880

Giles Fullerton has been destroyed by his former schoolmate’s death and yet he can’t show his grief publically.  The only time Giles is able to safely mourn is when he is walking the streets of London in the middle of the night.  Mourn the only person he has ever loved.  One night he has a chance meeting with a lamplighter that changes everything for Giles.

John Banks is a widower that understands all about grief.  He recognizes a kindred spirit in Giles, a man that is both handsome and haunted.  John has also admired Giles from afar.  The two men soon discover they have more in common than the grief they deal with.  They have found a shared passion and just maybe a forever love.  First they have to overcome social taboos and their own fears.

This is a quick read that feels like it is over too soon. Readers that enjoy this genre will find a book that will keep them turning pages until the very end.  While readers might wish for a little more detail and story it is still well written and moves along smoothly. It will also have readers wanting to check out more books by the author. 

Received a review copy

I give this one 4 red roses


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