Book Reviews

Seasons Pass (Enlightenment 3.5) by Joanna Chambers

Genre Gay / Historical / 19th Century / Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 18-November-2017

Book Blurb

It's April 1822 and two years have passed since Lord Murdo Balfour was last in Edinburgh; two years since he met low-born lawyer, David Lauriston. Back then, Lauriston's naïve idealism and self-loathing provoked Murdo's scorn, yet Murdo has not been able to forget him.

When Murdo is asked by his father to return to Edinburgh for the King's forthcoming Scottish visit, his memories of his last time in the city are stirred up again. Frustrated by his inability to forget Lauriston, he decides to seek refuge in an anonymous encounter at Kit Redford's discreet establishment. But will Murdo find the oblivion he seeks at Kit's, or something else entirely?




Note: Seasons Pass was written as a bonus story for readers and is intended to be read after the full trilogy - it contains spoilers for book 3.

First Edition published by author, 2014. This edition contains a new cover.

Book Review

“If you can’t get someone out of your head, maybe they are supposed to be there.” ~ Heathers Heart

When Lord Murdo Balfor of 'Seasons Pass' by Joanna Chambers goes back to London, he's determined to forget David Lauriston. Unfortunately, the harder Murdo tries to get over David, the worse Murdo's desire for him becomes. Hoping to burn bridges between him and David, Murdo even becomes engaged although he has no interest in being married. When his father “strongly suggests” that Murdo be his representative in Edinburg for the King's impending visit there, Murdo has second thoughts, but still hesitates. When even a trip to Kit Redford's club for men fails to interest him, Murdo knows that he must do something even more drastic; he needs to go to Edinburg, confront David, and purge the man from his system once and for all.

Although this is a short portrayal of events, the insight it gave me from Murdo's point of view was important in understanding his actions in the next book. I delighted in the fact that Murdo, who was always so 'together' and nonchalant, could be so rattled by his feelings for David and that Murdo thought he was going to see David and simply end this “madness” that is so obviously love. I recommend reading this story because it's an excellent introduction for book two in the ‘Enlightenment’ series. Thanks, Joanna, for the heads-up on what Murdo was thinking.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 31 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 19-May-2017
Price FREE
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