It was only supposed to be one night. One night to determine once and for all if he truly preferred men. But the last thing Lord Benjamin Parker expected to find in a questionable gambling hall in Cheapside is a gorgeous young man who steals his heart.
It was only supposed to be a job. Cavin Fox has done it many times - select a prime mark, distract him with lust, and leave his pockets empty. Yet when Cavin slips away under the cover of darkness, the only part of Benjamin he leaves untouched is his pockets.
With a taste of his fantasies fulfilled, Benjamin wants more than one night with Cavin. But convincing the elusive young man to give them a chance proves difficult. Cavin lives with a band of thieves in the worst area of London, and he knows there's no place for him in a gentleman's life. Yet Benjamin isn't about to let Cavin - and love - continue to slip away from him.
©2012 Ava March (P)2012 Audible, Inc
Good historical bromance.
While none come to mind, it's a historical romance that just happens to be between two men.
Believable accents and a good pace. Mr. Belmont's delivery of the story added to my enjoyment -- it just seemed to fit.
Yes, the book was interesting enough to have me wishing I could sit and listen to it in one sitting. On the other hand, I'm glad I was not able to because then it would have been over that much faster and since I enjoyed it, I didn't mind it taking longer.
I'm female and am an avid reader of historical romances. This is my first featuring men. I listened out of curiosity to see if it could even halfway deliver a story as enjoyable as the typical romances I read and I'm pleased to note that it did. The characters actions, for the most part, were believable. Because the novel is relatively short, the romance seemed a bit rushed but that did not detract from the enjoyment of this good book. The characters were likeable and the book delivered exactly what I like in an historical romance novel -- the meeting with sparks, the romantic pursuit, steamy interactions, and a good ending. I read romance novels because I'm interested in the pursuit and ultimate finding of true love. Whether you're straight or gay if you read romance novels for the same reason, I think you'll find this story an enjoyable one and well worth the time to read. And let's not forget the reader, he does a great job as well.
Shades of Art
The Brook Street Thief, first book of the series was an excellent choice since I usually don't do short stories. The story is well written and the narrator brought the characters to life. I really hate giving stories five stars because there is always something wrong in the story it self or with the narrative. Ava March and Charlie Belmont, both delivery five star quality.
I would recommend, The Brook Street Thief, to anyone who is looking for something different, not the same old same old, tired, dragged out format. The characters are charming and the storyline is fantastic. I loved it. I will purchase book two in the series.
I hope this was useful without me including the story.
I'm addicted to audiobooks. I've listened to probably 300 (maybe more) audiobooks most of which are historical romances. Listening is much easier than reading and you can do other things while listening. When reading you can't do anything but read.
Yes, only because I've never read or listened to a Gay Romance before. I thought this book was interesting.
I thought it was a bit unbelievable, but the author TRIED to provide justification for the way it ended, so it made sense based on the justification.
I think he could have done a little bit better job of keeping the different character voices straight. Sometimes I wasn't sure which character was talking.
I thought this book was just okay. Nothing great.
I liked the story, its colorful setting, the realistic characters, and the local language and colloquialisms.
This narrator is worth his weight in gold. A reader can make or break a story, and this man made is seem as if I was watching a movie. His accents were marvelous, as was his tone and cadence. It was also quite sexy!
Not necessarily. Sometimes you don't look forward to a story ending too soon.
It was a sweet m/m romance that I would recommend to anyone who reads mainstream erotic romance.
loved the setting
Seemed like to a REAL story to me.
Definitely like book 1 in series better.
Yes. I like love stories where lovers join up despite insurmountable odds.
Cavin, who transcended his squalid background, and acted against his own interests for the welfare of his loved ones.
Cavin trying to find work despite odds and refusing to seek Ben's help.
Easy to enjoy.
The thief was a very empathetic character, easy to care about.
The kitchen scene was a very satisfying and romantic resolution.
Looking forward to the second and third books in the trilogy.
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