Reviewed by Becca
SERIES: Companion to The Wrong Kind of Angel
AUTHOR: Ruby Moone
PUBLISHER: JMS Books LLC
LENGTH: 198 Pages
RELEASE DATE: March 12, 2017
Sam Holloway is a desperate man. Trapped in Dante’s, the high-class London brothel catering to men who love men, his only hope is to find a rich protector. Then he meets the young aristocrat with sad eyes.
Tristan Barrington, sixth earl of Chiltern, waited until the death of his father before acting on his unnatural desires. Dante’s has a reputation for quality and absolute discretion. He never expected to find in its sordid depths a glorious man who could master not only his body but his heart, as well.
In Tristan, Sam sees an opportunity to flee a life he hates, and he sets his sights on seducing the earl. Tristan vows to help him escape, but in the process not only uncovers the vile corruption at the heart of Dante’s but also suspects that Sam’s declaration of love was nothing but a lie.
Then Sam is gravely injured, and Tristan faces a tough decision — leave Sam to his fate, or help him once again?
I had to laugh when I really took a good look at this book. When I first glanced at it and the blurb I didn’t realize it went with The Wrong Kind of Angel. Which I read and reviewed not too long ago. I remember really enjoying the book and hoping that maybe another story would be told to get those people out of Dante’s place. And ta da! I got my wish! Sam gets his story this time.
If you’ve read the first one then you know Dante and his cronies and his establishment are just horrid. It’s supposed to be a place where gentlemen can be with men in private. It’s a brothel though, and Dante is just as asshole as well as his cronies. We come to find out some more secrets about it in this book. (Shudder).
In the first one Harry got to leave by escaping. His cousin Sam though has paid the price for it and is now ready to escape himself. Sam has been beaten and roughed up and raped in retaliation and he has had more than enough. He may just be a whore in most people’s eyes but he knows he has more worth and he wants to live a normal life out from under Dante’s thumb. He just isn’t sure how until he meets Tristan. The problem is, with Tristan, he doesn’t want to use him. He wants to hold him and hold on to him. He has never felt this way about anyone and he counts the minutes down til he gets to see him again. Sam wishes he could live a life where he could be an equal to Tristan. And you want him to be with him even if it means he becomes a kept man. But in respect to Sam, he doesn’t want that. I just love Sam. He is so brave in all that he endures and keeps enduring. And yes, he screws things up several times but his heart is so pure. He feels bad for things he has messed up and tries to make amends. Wants to make amends. He wants to prove he is a man of worth. And boy is he.
Tristan has undergone some issues of his own. And he is just as brave in what he is trying to take over. He uses Sam at the brothel at first as a way of release and to feel like someone actually likes him. He wants to feel loved and connected with someone. And he does immediately with Sam. In fact, he feels like he’s falling for him. What I love about Tristan is how innocent and pure he is. He’s just one of those men you can’t help but love. He can become this snotty arrogant man when he is ruffled but you realize it is to hide behind so no one know how he really feels.
From the beginning, these two have had a spark that is just explosive. Tristan likes being controlled in the bedroom and Sam does everything that curls his toes. But at times Sam likes to be taken as well and it’s just amazing to read. Those kinds of scenes you need to go back and read a few times. Heehee.
Well I hope you all enjoy this book. I know I did! I recommend it for sure. I am so glad I picked it to read. Happy reading!