I hope everyone had a great weekend.
This week I listened to Waiting For The Flood by Alexis Hall.
People come as well as go.
Twelve years ago, Edwin Tully came to Oxford and fell in love with a boy named Marius. He was brilliant. An artist. It was going to be forever.
Two years ago, it ended.
Now Edwin lives alone in the house they used to share. He tends to damaged books and faded memories, trying to build a future from the fragments of the past.
Then the weather turns, and the river spills into Edwin’s quiet world, bringing with it Adam Dacre from the Environment Agency. An unlikely knight, this stranger with roughened hands and worn wellingtons, but he offers Edwin the hope of something he thought he would never have again.
As the two men grow closer in their struggle against the rising waters, Edwin learns he can’t protect himself from everything – and sometimes he doesn’t need to try.
I read the book in February of this year and when I found out it was available on audiobook I had to get it. This is a beautifully written book. There were moments I stopped just to savor the words. Lyrical, touching, humorous. A definite re-read. The narrator, Alexander Doddy, is perfect for this story. He portrays Edwin’s love of words beautifully. This is a fairly short piece with a small cast of characters but the author takes this snippet in time and creates a beautiful story that gives us the characters history as well as a hope for the future. The narrator brought the characters to life in a way that added another layer of enjoyment to the story. I was enchanted. Definitely one I will listen to again.
I also listened to the last book in The Society Of Gentlemen series by KJ Charles.
A Gentleman’s Position (Book three in Society of Gentlemen series)
Author: KJ Charles
Publisher: Audible Studios
Published: April 28, 2016
Length: 8 hours, 1 minute
Power, privilege, and the rigid rules of class leave two hearts yearning for connection in the sizzling new Society of Gentlemen novel from K. J. Charles.Among his eccentric though strictly principled group of friends, Lord Richard Vane is the confidant on whom everyone depends for advice, moral rectitude, and discreet assistance. Yet when Richard has a problem, he turns to his valet, a fixer of unparalleled genius – and the object of Richard’s deepest desires. If there is one rule a gentleman must follow, it is never to dally with servants. But when David is close enough to touch, the rules of class collide with the basest sort of animal instinct: overpowering lust.
For David Cyprian, burglary and blackmail are as much in a day’s work as bootblacking – anything for the man he’s devoted to. But the one thing he wants for himself is the one thing Richard refuses to give: his heart. With the tension between them growing to be unbearable, David’s seemingly incorruptible master has left him no choice. Putting his finely honed skills of seduction and manipulation to good use, he will convince Richard to forget all about his well-meaning objections and give in to sweet, sinful temptation.
Thoughts: This is the final book in the series and we get Lord Richard Vanes story. He is the one everyone turns to for help, but when he needs help he turns to his valet, David Cyprian. This was so much fun. I loved the book and the audiobook was wonderful.
The narrator isI love the voices he gives the characters. I have said before that a narrator can add to the stories, give them that something extra by hearing the characters speak.
I am sharing a link to a review for the book here:
It’s About The Book Review of A Gentleman’s Position by KJ Charles. (Dianne , the reviewer is one of the people who convinced me to give historical romance a try. Which segues perfectly with this weeks topic on Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words)
You can find out more about the series here: