When John Trent, a dedicated member of the new Bow Street Runners, finds an exquisite carved angel floating in the Thames, he can’t stop thinking about it. He tracks down its creator, a sad and quiet young sculptor. But neither the angel nor the sculptor is done with John just yet. The blasted angel refuses to leave him be, behaving not at all like an inanimate object should.
Alec Allston is resigned to the fact that his love will ever be a river that flows out and never flows in. All he wanted to do was create a special gift so that a small part of himself could be with his unattainable and noble beloved, always. But when the gift keeps showing back up at his shop in the hands of a windblown and rugged thief-taker, Alec will need to reconsider his conviction that love is destined to remain an ethereal ideal.
This book is one of seven stories which can all be read and enjoyed in any order.
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*I received the book in exchange for an honest review*
This was my third book by Eli Easton, and the first historical by the author. Honestly, not knowing her style when it comes to historicals, I was a bit worried. It was a difficult time and I wondered how she would make it work.
Turns out, I shouldn’t have worried. The book was amazing from the first sentence to the last one and I enjoyed it entirely. It has only started my desire to read more historical romances by the author.
I loved the varied set of characters but my favourite one by far was Alec. He is saved by the angel and the image of said angel then brings him what he needed. A friend, and more importantly, a set of unlikely characters who function as a family.
And while this family of sorts enabled John to live his life relatively freely, at least in the privacy of the home, Alec had no such luck. The one person he thought he loved decided that the marriage and social status was more important and threw Alec’s devotion away.
And there was also the physical aspect of the relationship that John introduced to Alec. He was always told that the love must be pure and since that kind of relationship was against the law, and therefore wrong, it should not be experienced.
But John has different views. And I loved the fact that he didn’t push Alec into anything. It was all very consensual and hot and…just so perfect.
I can try to find more coherent words to describe the book but in the end, all that matters is that the book is sweet and amazing in all senses of the word and that I heartily recommend it to anyone.
Having been, at various times and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, a game designer, the author of paranormal mysteries, a fan fiction writer, and organic farmer, Eli has been a m/m romance author since 2013. She has over 30 books published.
Eli has loved romance since her teens and she particular admires writers who can combine literary merit, genuine humor, melting hotness, and eye-dabbing sweetness into one story. She promises to strive to achieve most of that most of the time. She currently lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, bulldogs, cows, a cat, and lots of groundhogs.
In romance, Eli is best known for her Christmas stories because she’s a total Christmas sap. These include “Blame it on the Mistletoe”, “Unwrapping Hank” and “Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles”. Her “Howl at the Moon” series of paranormal romances featuring the town of Mad Creek and its dog shifters has been popular with readers. And her series of Amish-themed romances, Men of Lancaster County, has won genre awards.
In 2018 Eli hopes to do more of the same, assuming they reschedule the apocalypse.
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