The Sartorialist is a wonderful piece of historical romance that I stumbled across on NetGalley. I was given the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Here's the Goodreads blurb:
When royal sartorial adviser Beau Brummell meets a pretty soldier at a ball full of people who have begun to bore him, he's only thinking of a brief affair and the opportunity to prove that clothes make the man. When Toby turns out to be not only beautiful but kind and a generous lover, Beau finds himself falling fast. Though previously happy to let him have his fun, the jealous Prince Regent issues an ultimatum: Toby must return to France or risk being charged with treason. Knowing Toby is unlikely to survive, Beau begins a downward spiral into depression and debt. Surely he and Toby will never meet again…
The story is told as Beau Brummel reminisces on his life. The book is not terribly long but it is an emotional read. I read it all in one sitting because I just had to know how it ended. I had to know if they ever found each other again. The story is not for the young reader due to mature content but the content was really not that graphic. You'd have to have pretty delicate sensibilities to be offended by the wording. The thing that really struck me about this story was the emotional pull that you felt for the characters. You were rooting for them and you were devastated when they were separated. There is this overwhelming love between two people who really didn't expect to find love like they did but then had it taken away. It was heart wrenching and gripping. The way that the author has incorporated real historical figures into the story is great because you get a sense of realism. I loved every moment of this book. I really did.
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