Friday, April 25, 2014
Review: Object of His Obsession by Jae T. Jaggart
Lord Benedict Yeats has two obsessions.
One of which has a definite pulse- the seductive and beautiful Evander St. John, Duke of Casterwell. A man he has a certain history with.
A man who tells Benedict that he has spent too long amongst sand and dead things. He might not be wrong. Casterwell's world is one of sexual sophistication and games that Benedict cannot hope to match.
But when Benedict returns from working on a famous dig in Cairo, Casterwell invites him to a country house party that will change his life. An Egyptologist of growing renown, Benedict will also catalogue the famous Casterwell collection of antiquities.
And almost certainly, will become one of Casterwell's string of lovers. But will he be the one to break through that glittering facade? Or will the scars of Casterwell's dark, bloody past and his complex and fiercely deceptive private life tear them apart?
**Warning- Contains two men wildly obsessed, a lust too long denied, hot m/m sex between a naive Egyptologist and one very determined duke, and absolutely no cursed tombs.**
** I received this book free for review from the author but that has in no way effected my opinion.**
I have to admit that I believe I read the blurb three times before I finally decided to go ahead and read this story. I am (as a rule) not a huge fan of historical books at all. Even though I am not a fan of the genre. I love different things about Egypt, and this is a M/M romance so I thought well, why not? I am so so glad that I did!
Benedict has had it bad for Evander for a long time. Problem is it is illegal for men to be together in that way. Benedict never would have thought that Evander could return his affections to him it would be like a dream come true. When Evander approaches Benedict and they have a steamy sexual encounter, Benedict feels wonderful and terrible at the same time. You see Evander is happily married to an amazing and beautiful woman and they have two children. Benedict has no idea that Evander and Juliana have an arrangement, even though Evander tells him this, Benedict just refuses to believe him. This story stretches over a period of time. Benedict goes back and forth between wanting his affair with Evander and feeling as though he is betraying Juliana. It truly is a wonderful love story and seeing both of these men falling for each other was so heartwarming. Juliana plays a large enough roll in this book that I think she deserves a mention as well. While she is a supporting character she is also Evander's wife. She is not the normal quiet woman that I have found to be typical of historical books. She is strong and feisty, a very well written character that you just can not help but to love her.
I absolutely loved this book! Once I got started I just could not put my kindle down. This was the first book that I have read by Jae T. Jaggart and I am now a fan. The writing flowed so smoothly and the story just held me captive. I just could not stop reading until I had the book finished. I very highly recommend this title, even if you are like me and normally not a fan of historical books, you simply must give this one a try, it is definitely worth it!
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