Review: “A Lord to Love” by Sara Dobie Bauer

Lord to LoveDisclaimer: I received a free electronic copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I read a much earlier draft of this story, but it was just as much of a pleasure to read the final product a second time around. Bauer features the best of both worlds here: despite this being a short story that manages to feature two explicit sex scenes, the tone is still that of a swoon-worthy slow-burn romance.

Lord John Morgan starts off as kind of a jerk, but it becomes obvious that a traditional courtship with Lord Harrison Price is not possible. Both men are not your typical heroes, and they fit together anyway. Neither man could ever be called adorable, but the way they combine makes for an adorable story.

And finally, I love the short and sweet explanation of why a same-sex marriage is acceptable in this time period. This is the best type of alternate history storytelling.

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

Published by steelvictory

By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (www.jlgribble.com), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jlgribblewriter), and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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