Coffee Time Romance & More






ISBN#: 978-0-425-22820-3
May 2009
Berkeley Sensation
375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
330 Pages
Historical Romance
Rating: 4 Cups

Isabella, Lady Stirling, lives a reclusive life in Scotland. Fortunately, her brutal husband never visits, but then only her cousin and neighbors do. She was found in a compromising position by her brother and forced to marry the first man who would have her, and she has not seen her family in over five years.

Gideon Rosedale is a male prostitute. The son of a whore, he has struggled to better himself while following his profession. He longs to have a home and property and a family of his own.

As one of Isabella’s few visitors, her Cousin Esmé laments her isolation and decides that she needs a man. Against Isabella’s protests, Gideon Rosedale arrives shortly thereafter. There is much more to Gideon than meets the eye, and he brings her much more than a flirtation, he brings her love.

From the start, I felt sorry for Isabella and angry at her family and husband. Esmé and her attempt to better her cousin’s life is well intentioned, I loved her character. Gideon is a wonderfully well-developed character whom I liked from the beginning and that liking only grew as the book progressed. The author has written a riveting plot that is so much more than the story of a lady and a man of the lower classes falling in love. Each character has great depth and the plotline hooked me from the very first. Fans of historical romance are going to just love this one.

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