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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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Gary Furlong delivers a supreme performance in this turn of the century American historical!! 👏👏👏

What a UNIQUE story!! ❤️❤️This historical set at the turn of the century plunks you in the midst of a traveling carnaval troupe.

A beaten young man, Jonah, is taken in by the carnaval’s mysterious owner, Rafe. Yes, the two end up together, but it’s a rough road to an HEA with a lot of pulling away on Rafe’s part.

What I loved most about this story was the setting and how well the secondary characters were integrated into the story. They helped to create an fantastic mood and each and everyone of them was interesting!

There is a mystery here—one that sabotages the traveling show and their financial prospects. Another muster is Rafe and his cloudy background, which he refuses to share with Jonah.

I also loved how bossy Jonah was sexually with his “boss.” And despite the religious sounding title, the preacher’s son does NOT angst over his sexuality for more than a few scenes at the beginning of the story.

The HEA is rather odd, but this was an odd cast of characters, so it fits!

I listened to this and I have to admit that Gary Furlong deserves a standing ovation for the myriad of dialects and voices he mastered as well as for an amazing performance!! 👏👏👏

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Loved the Circus and the people

I’m very happy to have found this author. This is the second book I’ve found that she’s written with a circus theme and it was very different and enjoyable.
The narrator was excellent and brought the book to life. I look forward to more books narrated by him.

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Good historical love story

I would have liked to see more character development. Also a glimpse at life in the new world, er old world they return to. Or a part 2!

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3.5* for the story, 5* for the narration!

This was the first Gary Furlong narrated book I've listened to and believe me it won't be the last- he was terrific! He did a fantastic job with all the different voices, what a wonderful performance.
Sin and the Preacher's Son left me wanting more. It was an enjoyable story, unique and entertaining, but I'd love to see more from this cast of characters! The build up was great, but the ending was kind of rushed- it's a definite HFN, with the hope that Rafe and Jonah can live a happily ever after.
I cried a couple of times while listening, a first for me with these authors, what happened to bring on the tears took me by surprise!
I enjoy Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon's collaborations, I'll be keeping my eye out for more.

*Borrowed through the Plus catalogue.

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Good story but...

I enjoyed the book but thought there was too much sex...boring sex. Found myself fast forwarding through those scenes. Plus, I felt the ending was rushed. Regarding, still recommend.

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I really like this.

Rafe and Jonah. I like the story, the way it played out. I really loved the ending. It didn't go the way I thought and I'm really happy about that. The narration was really good and the character voices was very well done.

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couldnt put it down

this well crafted story with its mix of interesting characters. a beautiful love story and a edge of the seat thrills is a must read

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Great

Interesting and loving book I would tell you to listen to this and more of the authors books

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performance excellent

I enjoyed the storyline, the performance and most of the tale. the ending was just a bit flat for me.

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  • 02-24-19

Dull

I doubted for a long time if it was the monotone narrator who made the story dull. But in the end it did not matter. Two stars for the story, because the prose was clumsy when describing love and romance. As if a 14 year old girl tried her hand at poetry.