An easy read, with lots of sex, and an English country home murder mystery that in the end left me a little confused about people's motives. The book I read just before this was Farthing by Jo Walton, which is an English country home murder mystery set in an alternative-history England. This too, is sort of set in an alternative-history England -- one in which just about every man is young, hot, handsome and ready to have sex with every other man they meet. It's amazing how the country survived with so few hterosexual men to repopulate it.
(Note: a small quibble -- when the hero meets the constable (who is young, hot, handsome and ready to have sex with him) he mentions that the bobby likes his American accent, and might not have heard the real thing before since "talking pictures had not yet arrived" in the place the murder occurs. But since the book is set in 1925, talking pictures hadn't even really arrived in Hollywood, either, so that's an editorial error that should have been caught.)
Really, really enjoyed this book. I hate "mushy" gay sex and don't like a lot of twinks littering my gay reading enjoyment. These guys were hot, sexy and ready to get down and dirty just about anywhere. Aw hell! Who am I kidding? They DID get it on anywhere! Toilets? Check. Closets? Check. The great outdoors? Check. Oh yeah - they did eventually make it to a bed once in a while. LOL! I was confused as well regarding the motivations of some of the characters and the end was rushed but all in all it was fun and I enjoyed the main characters observations of the other players.
XXXX--Rated!! Not for the feint of heart! Gay-themed murder mystery with lots (and I mean LOTS) of boy on boy sex!
I enjoyed the book even though I didn't understand some of the "English" words used. I don't read many historical books so I'm not up on all the terms. It was still a really good book and there was a LOT of sex (I'm not complaining though!). I would put this on my 'recommended reading" list for others.
The book was to me a quick and easy book to read. While there was a mystery to be solved, there was also loads of sex scenes as well. The writing was top notch in my honest opinion. I have read several books by this author and I have enjoyed every one of them. I would highly recommend this book.
1 star2 star3 half star4 no star5 no star way more sex than mystery. Although I am not bothered by gay sex whatsoever, I did find that it took over the book. However, I did enjoy the main character's matter of fact humor!