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How steamy is it? Hot Damn

Publisher's Summary

Driven from his family when his sexuality is exposed, Jonah discovers drama, passion and intrigue in a traveling carnival - and in the enigmatic owner, Rafe Grimstone. The preacher's son and the lord who's rejected his former life in England feel the heat of attraction from the moment they meet.

Open-hearted Jonah is willing to risk hellfire and damnation for brief moments of pleasure with Rafe, but the older man is frozen in a past he can't escape, no matter how far he runs. As Rafe struggles to choose between responsibilities of his present and his past, mysterious accidents assail the close-knit carnival community. Will the perpetrator be revealed before the traveling show is ruined? And will Rafe finally reveal his true self to Jonah or continue to mask his identity like the changing images in a house of mirrors?

©2014 Bonnie Dee & Summer Devon (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Uninteresting

It is not what I expected, interesting though. Sorry. I am not good at rating stories.

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Complete Jerk of a Character

I don't understand what the appeal of this book is supposed to be. Jonah is a nice guy, a likable character. But Rafe was a complete jerk. I don't care how the story ended, portraying one of the main characters as an insensitive selfish jerk for the first 6 and a half hours cannot be redeemed.

Living with the carnival show for a few hours was nice, but it wore thin. It ceased supporting the plot about midway through. The other characters, except for maybe Sam, were undeveloped and so played no rôle in the story.

In the end, there was little to like about this work.

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Pretty good

Better than average historical MM romance. Some of the language was anachronistic but otherwise it was pretty well done. Not too many sex scenes, which often become boring and repetitive, and thankfully the era prevented the tedious trope of the inevitable wedding at the end!

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Loved this!

When I read the blurb for this book I was immediately interested. I love romance books, carnival books, and books that have a little added mystery to them. This book had it all. Tie in that it's M/M and I couldn't have asked for a better listen. The relationship between Jonah and Rafe was sweet and hot and i was routing for them the entire time. I also loved all of the secondary characters. I was drawn in pretty fast and the writing kept me there. This was the first time I have listened to the narrator and the first time I've read these authors and was pleasantly surprised I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I'd definitely listen to this narrator again as well as the authors.

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Wonderful love story!

This is a wonderful story of finding love, friendship, and acceptance in a traveling carnival in the early 1900's. Jonah is a small town preacher's son, and he has been kicked out of his home and beaten for the "perversion" of being attracted to another man. Rafe is the owner and leader of the carnival where Jonah takes refuge, and he has his own secret past and reasons for trying to escape. The two men are instantly attracted, and they quickly begin changing each other's lives for the better.
I found this story thoroughly entrancing. Jonah, Rafe, and the other carnival workers, are all brialliantly brought to life, through both the authors' words and the fantastic narration. There were moments that brought me to tears, and there were times I smiled happily. I enjoyed this world and the people who inhabited it. Jonah and Rafe stole a piece of my heart.
I was provided a copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review.

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