RATING 4 out of 5 stars
The only surviving son of a poor American farmer, Leander Mayfield is shocked to learn that he is in fact the new Earl of Dearborne. Barely recovered from one of the many illnesses that have plagued him all his life, he sets sail for England and a new life.
Tired and bored with all the wealth and finery that constantly surrounds him, Julien Sutcliffe, the Earl of Blackstone, is constantly on the lookout for something to lift his ennui. Then he meets the young American Earl, whose naiveté he finds refreshing and new.
Drawn to each other, it actually begins to seem as though they might be able to enjoy a happy life in each other’s company, but something — or someone — is determined to separate them permanently.
I’m not a fan of historicals in the mm genre but lately I’m reading some interesting books, like this one by a new to me author. The Desire for Dearbone was a lovely story about Leander and Julien, two beautiful young men. I truly can’t pick which character I like the most, both of them caught my heart from the beginning till the ending, with their weaknesses and faults. Still they were so brave, Leander to leave his country although his numerous illness and come to England alone; Julian to finally open his arm to a new and true love.
The writing fully engaged me, with historicals in English language I often have to reread some sentences,not this time, I feely enjoyed the novel. It’s not just about the romance, the author told us a lot about the English society that help me understand better the characters, not just the main ones. Plus the ending part was a surprise, I wasn’t expecting something like that to happen, I liked it more.
I will definitely check more titles about V.B. Kildaire, The Desire for Dearborne to me was a success.
The cover art is simple and clean, nothing special, but I like it.
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published October 16th 2019 by JMS Books LLC (first published June 15th 2009)
Edition Language English