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Publisher Description

This is a standalone Porthkennack contemporary novel.

First impressions can doom second chances.

Bran Roscarrock has been living in the closet all his life. As heir to an expansive family legacy in the town of Porthkennack, old-fashioned ideals of respectability and duty were drummed into him since childhood, and he’s never dared to live—or love—openly.

Sam Ferreira, an old friend of Bran’s brother, Jory, is a disgraced academic desperate to leave his dead-end job. When Jory asks him to take over as curator of a planned exhibition on Edward of Woodstock, the fourteenth-century Black Prince, Sam leaps at the chance to do what he loves and make a fresh start.

But Bran’s funding the exhibition, and though sparks fly between the two men, they’re not all happy ones. Bran idolises Prince Edward as a hero, while Sam’s determined to present a balanced picture. With neither of them prepared to give ground, a hundred years of war seems all too possible. And if Bran finds out about Sam’s past, his future may not be bright, and their budding romance may be lost to history.

September 3
Riptide Publishing
Riptide Publishing, LLC

Customer Reviews

aagrasyn ,

Sexy & Intriguing

Just could not put it down. I loved that this story had a real plots with many twists. The characters were well developed and there was just right amount titillating bits. I definitely recommend it if you gay romance novels with real substance.

hubbabbubbahhz ,

“Love - after - FIRST HATE!” A resolution after obstruction!

JL Merrow spins quite an interesting story about two protagonists thrust together because Bran’s “Black Knight Museum exhibition” requires a new exhibition curator taking over the project’s opening dead-line! Fascinating writing delves into each individual’s past secrets, combined with their life experiences shielding their honesty from each other. Obviously an antagonistic initial relationship must deal with unfolding project developments. How do barriers resolve this combative initial confrontation? JL Merrow’s descriptive flash-back segments allow analysis of each characters persona. The mysterious secrets each man hide - must be swept away - truthfully - for their desire for each other’s passion and primal instincts be allowed to progress in their mutual desire to share love. Quite an interesting read.

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