You may never be too old to find love, but will you be able to survive it?
At what age is the hope of love lost? Can a love that has slipped into friendship be re-kindled?
These thoughts lay heavy in Gabriel’s soul, for while he finds the spark of love still burns inside his middle-aged heart, he cannot tell Henry. When they were young at Oxford University, their love burned hot and bright, and they thought to change the world together until a devastating tragedy ripped them apart.
Youth. It slips away in the blink of an eye, and Henry can no longer stand to see his own reflection in the mirror, for all he sees is a sad, tired old man whose body has betrayed him. He craves the touch of another, to feel attractive and vital once more, but his obsession with his work has stolen his life from him, and now it has taken on a sinister dimension.
Determined to continue with his work regardless of the consequences, Henry invites his friends over for a dinner party, but one of his guests is missing, and the evening is shattered by the revelation of a brutal murder.
To what lengths would you go to find love? How far would you go to see your youth renewed? These are the dilemmas facing Gabriel and Henry as their friendship is tested to its very limits, for their lives are shattered by a vicious killer. Is there still the chance for love, or has age stolen that from them too? Can they move beyond the friendship that has spanned over thirty years and find the love that once made their hearts beat as one?
Our Reviews –
After reading this book I literally had to put it down and walk away and I’ve had the hardest time writing this review. I want to tell you bits and pieces but not give anything away. So let’s start with your going to meet two men Gabriel and Henry and this book takes place in the 1800’s . You know when gentlemen were gentlemen. I can’t imagine that this book was easy to write because the descriptions that are used are in such a fine detail you can see things before your eyes as you read page by page.
The main characters Henry and Gabriel you feel like come to life before you as they meet as young men at Oxford and continue their friendship through midlife. Where they have both been so consumed with their careers to distract from the fact that they are gay at time where it definitely isn’t safe to be and also to where they don’t have to admit how lonely each of them are. While Henry seems to be the one to be more bothered by being older for me it is Gabriel that is the one that has the hardest time coming to terms with the fact that he loves Henry.
This book will give you spine tingling twists and turns. It will make you laugh and cry. It may also make you want throw something. You will be taken on a journey I don’t think you will expect and at times you’ll wonder if your even in the same area as he leads you through the back alley ways into a different world. What most I’m sure would call at that time a seedier part of the city where a gentleman would never go. Oh my oh my and I definitely have to say the sexual chemistry in this book is off the chart. From first time lovers to just the raw animal passion that we all have had at some point if we are lucky.
So at this time who do I recommend this book too. Anyone who likes a suspense, thriller, gothic romance. Anyone who wants that HEA that has drug you threw the mud and threw everything at you but your still together through it all. Or how about the innocent first moments of falling in love that first time. So I guess I recommend this book to anyone. Go ahead I guarantee you will not be disappointed with one ounce of this book.