Title: Lord Lynster Discovers (The Traitor Lords Saga #1)
Author: Adella J Harris
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: November 14, 2017
Genre(s): Historical Romance
Page Count: 187 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Three traitor lords plotted to kill the king; now their sons must deal with the aftermath.
When butler Daniel Rivers finds his employer, the Earl of Lynster, has shot himself, confirming he was one of the traitor lords plotting to kill the king, Daniel’s only thought is to protect his childhood friend James, the new Lord Lynster, from the scandal. He’s been quietly looking out for Lord James ever since the day by the pond when James’s “experiment” of a kiss proved to Daniel that he loved the young lord.
James had heard rumors of traitor lords and a plot to kill the king, but he didn’t realize his father was one of them until he read a newspaper story hinting the traitors were on the verge of being arrested and finds his father has shot himself rather than be tried, making James the new Lord Lynster. Fortunately, his father’s butler, Daniel Rivers, found the body. Daniel knows James’s deepest secret, and James knows he can trust Daniel, even when the Crown decides they’d like another traitor lord to put on trial.
When it’s discovered there may be more traitors involved in the conspiracy than the ones the Crown already knows about, James will need all his resources to prove he isn’t one of them. And Daniel will do anything he can to keep the former Lord Lynster’s scandal away from the son, even if it means allowing himself to be suspected.
A gay – M/M romance novel set in the Regency period with a medium heat level. 70,000 words/ approx. 280 pages
This book was previously published with different distributor under the same title and cover. No changes have been made.
This is a historical read with a twist. Back in the day of lords and ladies being gay is completely unacceptable and when there is a plot to commit treason against the highest power then there will definitely be heads on a plate to pay for this type of act of crime.
James knows from the moment that he reads the news of several lords that committed treason that his father was one of them. And to have the knowledge that his father would not go out willingly leads him to finally return home to face the problems his father has brought down on the family. Finding that his father killed himself does not surprise James in the least.
What does surprise him is that The Crown seems willing to blame James for what his father did and they are willing to go to any means necessary to prove that James was involved even though he and his father have been estranged for years.
What hits James the most and the hardest is The Crown tries to use he one person that James cared deeply about, Daniel. Though no one knows of James’ feelings for Daniel, The Crown sees fit to try and turn a loyal employee against his master. The thing is neither James or Daniel had anything to do with what James’ father did nor was they aware of it until everything came to light but neither James or Daniel is willing to go down without a fight either.
These two men are in a time when loving another man is illegal but some things are worth the risk and these two are willing to do anything for the other. Can these two men work together to figure out just who is the reader among them? Can they figure out a way to navigate a relationship among the two of them without anyone finding out the truth?
This was a good read where you never knew who was the good or who was the bad guy in this situation. It was amazing what these two was willing to do for the other even when they did not think they had a hope of being together. I am not a humongous historical reader but I did like this book.