Author: Bonnie Dee & Summer Devon
Genre: 1800’s English Historical
Length: Novel (155 pages)
Publisher: Duet Publishing (February 13th, 2014) previously released January 2010
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: What does a jaded earl see in a studious young man? Everything he never knew he was missing. The dark, alluring Peter, Lord Northrup, is Stephen’s every nighttime fantasy made flesh and he’s in Stephen’s bed, ready for passion. When Peter discovers the bedroom mix-up, he’s ready to leave until Stephen begs him to teach him all the things he’s only imagined.
The two men, visitors at a country house, begin a delirious, passionate affair with Northrup as teacher and Stephen his eager student. Peter knows their liaison is about hot sessions of sexual exploration, not love–and backs away when he sees shy Stephen’s heart is involved. Passion and commitment can’t coexist for men like them.
But Peter is haunted by memories of the summer fling and the quiet young man he spurned. But he may have taught him Stephen too well the lessons of a cynical roué.
This is a previously published book.
Product Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/408598
Review: I thoroughly enjoy historicals. Especially set during the industrial revolution, because it is a time that changed the world and our entire society. The British aristocracy is falling and the middle class is rising, and that creates an interesting backdrop for our heroes.
Peter Lord Northrup is an established bachelor, used to stopping in at his friend’s kinky parties. He goes to his usual room to find a pleasant surprise waiting for him. They usually do provide a fun tryst for Stephen on weekends when parties are planned, only this is not that weekend, and the boy in his bed is not a gift of pleasure.
Lucky for Peter, the boy in his bed, Stephen, is curious and confused about his own sexuality, and happy to awaken to such a hot handsome dream.
Through a delicate cover of friends spending the weekend at a country estate, Peter and Stephen risk everything to explore many passionate encounters together. Their short time is hot and enlightening, and though Peter understands that they don’t stand a chance at love, Stephen’s heart is fully invested by the end of their encounters. Peter turns him away. Knowing the young man’s commitment to family, his education and his future stand in the way of any possible relationship, and Stephen’s heart becomes hardened, jaded as he leaves his love and lust behind.
Time provides more chance encounters, a couple engineered ones, and Lord Northrup can’t help but admit his heart was taken by the young passionate man he introduced to his secret world some time ago. Peter seeks out some acquaintances who have managed against odds to create a long-lasting, cohabiting, relationship as confirmed bachelors. Can the advice they give him work for Stephen and Peter, or will Stephen’s loyalty and commitment to his family business get in the way?
Plenty of melodrama and passion play out in this lovely novella. If you like historicals, you’ll thoroughly enjoy Seducing Stephen.