The Black Sheep and The Rotten Apple
by K.A. Merikan
This was so good.Totally my thing.Historical M/M, raw, passionate and two of the best characters these Authors have created.
“Can you feel that?I’d build you a castle in the sky if you could only want me the same way I want you.”
Julian Reece is the son of a wealthy Cloth Merchant.He has no interest in the family business, however.He prefers to spend his time drinking in Taverns and dreams of visiting Italy and becoming a writer.But his life is going to take a dramatic turn when his father decides it’s time he got married and sends him off to London to meet his future bride.
Sir Evan Penhart is a recluse.Living in his families crumbling estate.He’s finding it more and more difficult to make ends meet.He has a fierce loyalty to his home and servants and is willing to break the law for the upkeep of his estate that has been in his family for generations.
One fateful day Evan and Julian’s worlds collide and both their lives will never be the same again…..
Julian sees a way out of his impending marriage and fulfilling his dream….
Evan sees a way of saving his estate….
I’m not going into the story anymore because, believe me, you don’t want anything to spoil this plot but what I will say is that I really had no idea which way things would play out on more than one occasion.
Before meeting Evan, Julian had no interest in men and was unaware of the way some men
looked at him.However, Evan has always been interested in men but in an era where being Gay was punishable by hanging, he hasn’t been with a man for years.
I found their relationship beautiful.Yes, it’s brutal at times but so damn passionate and I think both men changed, for the better, for meeting each other.
Some fascinating secondary characters who, while not always likable, played an integral part in the story.There’s one in particular whose story I would love to read.
I’ve been dying to read this one ever since I read the blurb and I can honestly say it was better than I imagined.
An ARC was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.