- Loose Id
- Release Date
- August 2011
Historical Romance, LGBTQ
Driven from his family when his sexuality is exposed, Jonah discovers drama, passion, and intrigue in a traveling carnival--and in the enigmatic owner, Rafe Grimstone. The preacher's son and the lord who's rejected his former life in England feel the heat of attraction from the moment they meet. Open-hearted Jonah is willing to risk hellfire and damnation for brief moments of pleasure with Rafe, but the older man is frozen in a past he can't escape no matter how far he runs.
As Rafe struggles to choose between responsibilities of his present and his past, mysterious accidents assail the close-knit community of the carnival. Will the perpetrator be revealed before the traveling show is ruined, and will Rafe finally reveal his true self to Jonah or continue to mask his identity like the changing images in a house of mirrors?
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Male/male sexual practices.
Sep 25, 2011 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
160 people found the following review helpful
I simply adore this book. The story touched my heart as I read of the emotional and mental struggle of both the main characters Johan and Rafe. Both came away damaged from families who cared not a bit for them. Both authors Bonnie Dee & Summer Devon have created a world that the reader can feel they can step into. To walk among those in the story as they go about their daily life within the carnival world. The characters are real and you begin to care about them as they are a family in and of itself. The day-to-day reality of the traveling show, and the individuals that keep the show going from town to town, so the reader is made to feel as if they are a part of the story.
I loved the passion and emotional interactions between Jonah and Rafe. You feel their emotions and how they so want each other, but are denied the right to express it openly. Their
fear of being exposed as if there was something wrong in what they felt, and the pain of being denied what we take for granted in this present day.
The authors have woven a place of magic in this story, and I highly recommend this book for anyone who desires a piece of the past. Life was harsh and cruel during this time period. So much of it was kept hidden from the general public. Religious high ground preached denial, and the internal struggle for personal identity was a constant battle.
If you want a taste of the past, a love story full of angst and triumph I really recommend HOUSE OF MIRRORS, for you will not be disappointed.
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