March goes out like a lion (or is it a lamb?) with a brand new release from Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee. If you’ve enjoyed our books such as The Gentleman’s Madness or Mending Him, here is a new tale about opposites attracting–my personal favorite theme. I like the fact that people who may seem poles apart personality wise or socially or whatever, under the surface might share an affinity that ties them closely together.
I love the movie Moulin Rouge so this has flickers of that flavor–minus anyone dying from consumption. I learned a lot about the Paris Exposition of 1900 and all the wonderful scientific marvels there, including a moving sidewalk to get people around the fairgrounds, and the first moving pictures WITH SOUND! I really enjoy that Edwardian time period when everything is on the brink of exploding into the 20th century Industrial Revolution.
Here’s a postcard from the Exposition:
Here’s the blurb for Bohemian and the Banker, which you can also read on the book page:
Sent to Paris on business, Nigel Warren doesn’t quite understand why his colleagues’ eyes twinkle as they tell him to meet them at a local night spot.
When he discovers it’s a drag cabaret and his acquaintances aren’t there, he realizes he’s the butt of a joke. Yet he finds himself quite undone by a singer dressed in an elegant gown, crooning a spellbinding ballad.
It’s not unusual for Jay, a former Londoner, to bring a new “friend” home from the cabaret, but he’s never had a guest quite like Nigel, whose straitlaced manner hides an unexpected passionate streak.
One romantic night on a rooftop under starry skies, followed by an afternoon enjoying the excitement of the 1901 Paris Exposition, bonds these opposites in a way neither can forget—even after they part.
Their spark reignites when Jay comes to London, but he’s not sure he can go back to hiding his true self, not even for the sake of love…unless Nigel is willing to shed his cloak of staid respectability and take a leap of faith.