GENRE: Gay Historical Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 32,065 words
Captain Charles Hawkins has returned from the Napoleonic wars desperate for solitude. When the man who saved his life asks a favour, he feels honour bound to agree, but the request fills him with horror.Sebastian Farrah knows the only useful thing he can do with his life is join Wellington’s army. He has tried everything else and failed. He agrees to his brother’s ridiculous request to spend a month in the country because it is the only way his brother will agree to purchase him a commission.Charles and Sebastian clash but quickly form a bond that deepens into much more. However, they are running out of time. Charles begs Sebastian to stay, but Sebastian knows to do so he will be forced to reveal what it is that stopped him from succeeding in everything. The shameful secret he carries from the schoolroom.EXCERPT:Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.
I loved it!
I was introduced to historical MMF stories by Samantha Kane and from there I got into MM romance. Victoria Sue’s writing introduced me to historical MM stories and I’ve never looked back. I’m not quite sure why Promises is the first book I’ve read by Ruby Moone; I loved it and it certainly won’t be the last book of hers that I read.
The blurb/synopsis is good and accurate so I won’t restate it here. Promises had me captivated right from the very beginning. I enjoyed how descriptive the writing was; the scenes where Charles and Sebastian undressed each other were hot. ?
Sebastian is everything Charles doesn’t want. He arrives drunk and seems like he will not be good for anything. Much to his surprise Charles proves to be a hard worker. Eventually the two begin spending evenings together finally realize that they are both of the same persuasion; they prefer the company of men.
Parts of the story broke my heart and had me sobbing but I also felt the deep emotional