- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 651 KB
- Print Length: 182 pages
- Publisher: Universal London Publications (3 Jan. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FGDRYZA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #633,745 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The two writers and thus characters of this story to whose lives we have privy via reading their constant email correspondence are Charles, a elegant, `older' British aristocrat whose promiscuity and playing out of passion in a society that still prefers proper dating is limited to hired men of the night, AKA hustlers. His current dalliance is with a young, handsome but `low born' product of the wrong sector of British citizenry named Edward. Edward supports himself on the street as a hustler and becomes one of Charles' procurements. But there is a definite attraction and eventual love between these disparate men, and Charles introduces Edward to the finer things in life that money can buy, including trips to all the finer spots in the world of luxurious living. But as time advances Charles' eye wanders and his inclination to purchased evenings continues. Edward, now appearing as a class gentleman hunk likewise has `evenings away' and as the story progresses the frequent times apart make the schism more pronounced and Edward misses the `being kept' aspect of Charles' relationship. Demands are placed on Edward hat he cannot meet and Charles grows aloof in his response to Edward's monetary requests, watching what is likely a repeat performance he has grown to expect.
Is it a love story? Of course it is a love story! Roles and reactions may be different than most but the passion is conveyed with a fine ear for sensual language without becoming raw. For this reader this is a very fine start and It looks as though (from the words at book's end that the adventures will continue. Handsomely written by a fine new author. Grady Harp, November 13
cleverly written! This is a great book indeed for both the young and the old. Definitely recommend it
for the cozy autumn season as it is the perfect book for home stayers!
I found the narrative very catchy and I enjoyed the exquisite descriptions of the posh places that the characters get to visit together.
An hedonistic sense permeates the whole book,which definitely reminds me of "Dorian Gray"
I fairy enjoyed this book,a masterpiece with its very own genre.
Lynn Matheson's review Mar 01, 14 · edit
4 of 5 stars
Read from February 21 to March 01, 2014
This book takes the form of e-mail exchanges between Charles, an upper class London book dealer and Edward, hairdresser by day and rent boy by night. It is fascinating to watch their relationship unfold. The ending had a twist I didn't expect. There is poignancy in Charles' need to feel there is love in the relationship though Edward's need for money becomes clearer and clearer.
My only gripe is the many typos which gave the book a rough charm but ultimately irritated me.
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