Frost Fair By Erastes.

frost faair erastesSo, it is 1814 and Gideon Frost is almost down to his last sou. While publishing has been reasonably lurative in the past, bad times have beset fair Gideon and he is reduced to the occasional dabble in prositution to make ends meet. But, hark our erstwhile hero, Mr Joshua Redfern, arrives on the scene to rescue sweet Gideon and perhaps divest him of his breeches.

I like historical novels. I do! I love the detail and manners and honor these gents have. The balls (of the dancing kind) and the silly social niceties and rigmarole one went through back then. It appeals much and the sex seems naughtier and somehow more illicit than in a contemporary.

Gideon and Joshua provided me with several entertaining hours reading. Despite his job on the side Gideon has managed to retain an innocence about him that was rather sweet, but not sickeningly so. Joshua just wants someone to love, but has been burnt in the past and is hesitant to put his heart at risk again. Made for some lovely angst.

One thing I was most impressed with was my own vocabulary. Smarter than the average bear thank goodness, ’cause man, this author does not hold back! Macavity the Mystery Cat came in right handy! The physical descriptions of the fair and London were also vivid and provided depth to the world building. This is all good  and marvy in my books as often historical in m/m can leave little to be desired and miss the mark in believability. The sex, while not a boink fest, was definitely merow and the end was a lovely happy for now, which I appreciate far more than wrapping it up in a bow.

All in all a delightful, angsty read with a vivid historical London backdrop. Well worth a look.
Check it out here at ARe.


9 thoughts on “Frost Fair By Erastes.

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  1. I’ve had my eye on this one for a while, especially since I enjoyed Transgressions so much.

    Great review, Sarah – you’ve convinced me to give it a go!

  2. It was cool. 2nd historical I’ve read in the last couple of weeks. Hysterical/historical pron. I likey.

    The other one was The Desire for Dearborne by V.B. Kildaire. While a good read, it lacked a little tightness in the last 1/3 of the book. Might be of interest though if you’ve a yen for a historical. 🙂 I’d definitely pick up more by both authors.

  3. Yay, nice review! I loved this book. And agree that historicals are so much fun. I too loved all the detail. Love Erastes’ style of writing too. Very vivid and real, like you are there.

    1. Hey lazylfam, thanks for the feedback. It’s so nice to find re read books!!

      Michael, if you do, let me know what you think. 🙂

      Leah, it was a sweet read and so vivid. Must read more… 😀

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