HALF A MAN
September 10, 2011
Gay, Historical, Romance
Rating: 4 Cups
Like many of his counterparts, Jack Anderson does it for the money. His schooling does not pay the bills to live in London, so Jack supplements his income with some very wealthy customers.
The war took so many lives and Robert Blake feels as if his were lost as well. He survived, but with only the use of half of his body, he often wishes otherwise.
Slowly fading into oblivion, Robert makes one last attempt to feel life, and so he hires Jack. All he wants to do is touch and taste this beautiful, kind man, so much so Robert fears he could easily lose his heart. Jack has serviced many veterans since the war, but no one has touched him like Robert and that scares him to death. There can be no future for a wealthy gentleman and a nobody like Jack, but thoughts of separation tear at both of their souls.
Your heart will be touched by the sincerity and longing that flows between Robert and Jack. They might start off as merely a rich man and his hired “help”, but the instant rapport goes well beyond the physical. There is a connection to these characters that feels so real, and I feel it is due to the emotional and physical trials they must try to overcome. I really enjoy stories that pull you in and keep you hanging on every word, and Ms. Blackwell provides a perfect example.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More