Sunday, March 1, 2015

His Client by Ava March

I have read numerous works by Ava March so I jumped at the chance to read and review another through NetGalley. Here is the Goodreads blurb and the cover:

Love wasn't supposed to be part of the bargain…

On every visit to Madame Delacroix’s brothel, Nathaniel Travers requests the same man. Stunningly handsome and highly skilled, Jasper not only shares Nate’s fondness for wickedly erotic games and black leather corsets, but he has become a trusted confidant. And Jasper’s the only person who knows Nate longs for a committed relationship with his childhood friend, Peter Edmonton.

Unrequited love hurts, but it hurts even more when the object of affection is in love with another. Jasper Reed has been working at Delacroix’s for a decade. He’s saved enough to retire, yet he remains at the decadent London brothel. Leaving would mean leaving Nate and the hope someday the rugged gentleman would stop pining for his best friend and realize he loves Jasper, just as Jasper loves him.

Edmonton’s impending marriage looms before them, causing Jasper to take another look at his stubborn heart. Yet Jasper’s a bastard whore, and Nate’s the nephew of a viscount. Surely there can’t be any hope for them…

Note: This is a previously published work. This second edition has been edited with minor changes. For readers who purchased the original edition, this second edition is not substantially different.

I will start with the trigger warning- this book includes frank discussion of life as a male prostitute. It could be triggering to some readers. I found this book to be darling. There is a fair amount of adult content but it is not the entirety of the story. Nate and Jasper bumble along but they eventually work everything out. Poor Nate is just so dense. It takes nearly losing Jasper for good to make him see what he has had right in front of him for so very long. Poor Jasper pines with the best of them. He loves Nate so dearly but he doesn't believe that it will come to anything. What a sweet and spicy story!

Click here to find His Client on Goodreads. Author Ava March can be found on her website, her blog, Twitter and Facebook. I give His Client 3 Fairies for a sweet and spicy story of two men bumbling towards love.

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