By Heidi Cullinan
To seal their bond, they need to holiday the binds that bind.
Painfully introverted and rendered approximately mute via a heavy stammer, Lord George Albert Westin not often ventures any farther than the membership or his liked gardens. while he hears rumors of an unique new orchid sighted at a neighborhood hobbyist's apartment, notwithstanding, he girds himself with opiates and resolution to wait a home occasion, hoping to sneak a peek.
He unearths the orchid, yes...but he unearths anything else much more infrequent and delightful: Michael Vallant. expert sodomite.
Michael climbed out of a teen hell as a courtesan's bastard to develop into winning and independent-minded, seeing males on his personal phrases, secure by way of a strong buddy. he's grasp of his personal world—until Wes. not just simply because, for as soon as, the intercourse is for excitement and never for revenue. they're joined by way of tendrils of a shameful, unstated historical past. The nearer his shy, poppy-addicted lover lures him to the sunshine of affection, the tougher his previous works to pull him again into the dark.
There's just one method out of this tangle. support Wes face the fears that cripple him—right after Michael unearths the braveness to bare the devastating fact that binds them.
Warning: comprises wounded heroes, bibliophilic developments, orchid obsessions, a correct bastard of a marquis, and homosexual males who get happily-ever-afters.
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