Hawk, bring it on! This book was a fun adventure and I really enjoyed every aspect of it.
She took it all in stride and the world definitely needs more amazing women like that! Tell me what has kept you awake at night, alone and yearning in your bed. Show me the secret fire in your heart. View all 8 comments. Aug 04, Shile rated it really liked it Shelves: , favourite-couple , buddy-reads-are-the-best , lgbtqiap , mm-historical , mm-paranormal-supernatural , book-boyfriend , mm , absolute-favorites , favorites. So good! Finally i read it! This is one of the best paranormal book i have ever read.
What a surprise! I passed on this one, because i only tried the audio book the first time. MC 1: Dr. Whyborne - Quirky, adorable, awkward, somewhat of a genius and one of the most relatable MCs ever. I fell in love with him from page one. He is our main narrator since the st stars 4.
He is our main narrator since the story is told in his POV and damn! MC2: Griffin Flaherty - Charming, calm, witty and all that jazz. Even though we don't get his POV, i got to know him through Whyborne's eyes and i freaking love him too. Whyborne and Griffin start out as working partners and from there their relationship starts to grow.
These two make a very beautiful couple. The chemistry is there from the beginning and as the story continues, it grows.
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The sex scenes were freaking hot. JLH did not hold back. The sexual chemistry was panty scorching hot. The writing is so good, the story flows from page to page, the world building pulls you into the story.
I was transported to another world, a world that i loved, reminded me of supernatural. A very entertaining movie was playing in my head while reading this. The humor was on point, without being corny, there are some laugh out moments in this book. The side characters were well balanced and fit into the story. Christine is an amazing female character.
I want to be her. Overall, this was an amazing start to what i hope will be an equally amazing series. I look forward to the next ones. View all 49 comments. Sep 16, Susan rated it really liked it. Well, I had heard some really great things about this book and it comes recommended by some amazing readers and writers so…duh…I had a feeling it was going to be GOOD. This is not some sweet, quiet, historical romance. Not even close. I love each of them separately. I love them both together.
It breaks my heart when Whyborne sees himself as drab, awkward, unattractive, undesirable. What I love most about this book is that Jordan L. Hawk gives us SO MUCH story…we get pasts from both characters, we get family struggles, work situations, historical context, emotion, conflict, misunderstanding, professions of love…. I had to put it aside a few times, step away, and come back to it. But, as much as I really enjoyed it, I had some trouble getting through it.
View all 12 comments. Dec 07, Ami rated it really liked it Shelves: mm-historical-medieval-steampunk , mm-romance-or-erotica , mm-mystery-suspense-thriller. It also involves museum setting -- which is something I truly like Night at the Museum , people? In the beginning, Percival prefers to keep his head down, being alone with his books and translations. But as the story moves along, as he is getting more and more involved with the mystery, Percival shows he is more worthy than just a scholar.
He shows bravery and inner strength. I love that. Christine Putnam. Women leading Egyptian's excavation is unheard of, so Christine must fight for her position in the Museum from males who look down on her and think that females should stay at home. She ends up being a good friend, even if Percival doesn't think of that way in the beginning. I like it. Slight dislike Just a personal taste, all right?
This might not annoy anyone else. It's weird. Again, just a personal taste. So yeah, I really enjoy it -- more so than my first experience with Ms. View all 20 comments. Jan 28, Amy Lane rated it it was amazing. Solidly characterized, wistfully written, this book gives you a playful view to the Edwardian era in which Egyptology and obscure science held a mystical appeal, men were men and woman had all sorts of strange notions about equality.
It's a classic resurrection story, in which the thing you're bringing back is way worse than the loss itself, and Percival Whyborne is an engaging, prickly hero.
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His painful isolation is rudely interrupted by one Griffin Flaherty, haunted ex-Pinkerton agent who has Solidly characterized, wistfully written, this book gives you a playful view to the Edwardian era in which Egyptology and obscure science held a mystical appeal, men were men and woman had all sorts of strange notions about equality. His painful isolation is rudely interrupted by one Griffin Flaherty, haunted ex-Pinkerton agent who has no respect for boundaries, but plenty of respect for Percival.
The love scenes are sweet and passionate, and the word precision is a thing of beauty. Gorgeous book.
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I downloaded Hainted before I was even done with this one, because I knew I'd want to read more. View all 6 comments. This book covers all of those points, portrait them, but also thumbed its nose at them.
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We have clumsy, brilliant, repress 4. We have clumsy, brilliant, repressed, wonderful and brave Dr. Percival Endicott Whyborne, a comparative philologist. He has a deeply ingrained picture of himself, bullied into him from an early age by his father and brother and continually put down by an asshat coworker. Here I have to give a shout-out to Christine, I love her. Whyborne berates himself constantly, he is so accomplished and smart, but he just can't see it, he believes all those jealous and petty people instead.
He's also still mourning his best friend, feels survivors guilt and guilt for not being able to save him, the boy he loved. He is ashamed and afraid of being gay.
Always worried that he will end up in prison for his sexuality and constantly thinking he doesn't measure up despite all his brilliance and accomplishments he feels inferior. I looked down and away, because any such judgment would inevitably find me lacking. Griffin Flaherty comes into his life, or rather forces himself with gentle persistence into Whyborne's life.
He has his own demons and fears, although I wish I could have had a peek in his head too. But this story is told only from Whyborne's POV. I could see that Griffin is smitten with Whyborne but of course the poor man can't believe it, he doesn't think he's worthy.