Genre: Same Sex Contemporary Romance.
Part of a series: Yes, Appearances Trilogy, #1
Length: 294 Pages.
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 10 February 2012
This book is from: An ARC from NetGalley, free in exchange for an honest review.
Attorney Charles Barnett thought it was all over for him and his heart. In the three years since his partner died, he hasn’t felt so much as a spark of attraction to another man. That suddenly changes when Charles is assigned a new case and meets his new client. Recent widower Philip d’Autremont has been traveling in all the same circles as Charles, but somehow they’ve never managed to meet. Now that they have, both men find themselves falling hard and fast.
But there’s more than one hurdle to Charles and Philip beginning a love affair, much less maintaining it: Philip is on trial for murder, a politically ambitious and homophobic district attorney is determined to convict him, and Charles is responsible for Philip’s defence.
My reviewI have liked this authors work for some time and this is classic Etienne, in the fact that no words are wasted.
There is no fluff and and no flowery descriptions just straight and to the point story telling. The perspective changes form one to the other of our protagonist and we are told at the start of the chapter who the story is being told by. The title my lead you to think this is about a trail but really that is just what brings these two men together, the story is about these two men falling in love and how they deal with what life throws at them. As the start of a series this brings us a cast of characters that are interesting and I hope we will get more from them not just Charles and Philip, having said that I will be keeping my eye out for book 2 no matter who the protagonist is.
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