Why haven’t I read this before? Think of England by K.J. Charles is bloody brilliant! And, maybe, just maybe, I should stop saying I don’t like historical stories…awesome! LOL
Captain Archie Curtis was injured in a military accident – that’s usually when I stop reading, but not this time. He lost three fingers, banged up his knee, and perhaps more importantly, watched his fellow soldiers die.
He suspects foul play and his research takes him to a country house. He’s invited to a two-week stay and there he meets Daniel da Silva, a queer poet with a sharp tongue.
I loved Daniel! Not that I disliked Archie, but Daniel did it for me. Things aren’t always what they seem to be and it doesn’t take long before Archie and Daniel realise they have more in common than they thought and decide to work together to find out what’s going on behind the scenes…and the mirrors. And that is good because then Archie gets to think of England LOL.
I also have to say, I love caves. Not so much to be in, but to read about. I find them very frightening, the thought of being trapped underground is right up there with drowning on the list of ways of how I don’t want to leave this earth. And here we have caves…
If you haven’t read it, do! And when you have a hop over to K.J. Charles’s website and read Song for a Viking, it’s a free short story in Daniel’s POV.
Lie back and think of England…
England, 1904. Two years ago, Captain Archie Curtis lost his friends, fingers, and future to a terrible military accident. Alone, purposeless and angry, Curtis is determined to discover if he and his comrades were the victims of fate, or of sabotage.
Curtis’s search takes him to an isolated, ultra-modern country house, where he meets and instantly clashes with fellow guest Daniel da Silva. Effete, decadent, foreign, and all-too-obviously queer, the sophisticated poet is everything the straightforward British officer fears and distrusts.
As events unfold, Curtis realizes that Daniel has his own secret intentions. And there’s something else they share—a mounting sexual tension that leaves Curtis reeling.
As the house party’s elegant facade cracks to reveal treachery, blackmail and murder, Curtis finds himself needing clever, dark-eyed Daniel as he has never needed a man before…
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