The Gentleman's Madness
An imprisoned heart finds escape in forbidden love. No pride. No privacy. No hope. Academic John Gilliam thought being caught embracing another man was the worst that could happen. Until he agrees to “treatment” at an asylum, where a vicious attack leaves him shaken and afraid. But having all... show more
An imprisoned heart finds escape in forbidden love. No pride. No privacy. No hope. Academic John Gilliam thought being caught embracing another man was the worst that could happen. Until he agrees to “treatment” at an asylum, where a vicious attack leaves him shaken and afraid. But having all means of writing or reading taken from him… That is a serious threat to his sanity. Then a moment of kindness from an asylum attendant begins to restore his dignity. Sam Tully feels sorry for the patient everyone calls “the professor”, but with a back injury that cost him his job on the docks—and without the education that would have bettered his position—he tries to keep his head down, and a tight lid on his attraction to men. As John prays for freedom, he grows closer to the gentle, innately intelligent Tully. In spite of themselves, forbidden attraction leads to touches, kisses, and more. But there’s something other than curative treatments going on at the asylum. When John and Tully uncover a heinous conspiracy, their very lives are in danger. Warning: Contains heinous crimes and frightening treatments—oh, and some sweet and loving sexy times between two healthy, not-crazy men.
Publish date: December 31st 2013
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages no: 227
Edition language: English
The writing teams of Dee & Devon have satisfied me with The Gentleman and the Rogue. A Gentleman's Madness is another winner for me. Sam Tully works and cares for the patients at Fairpark Asylum. It is there he meets the professor. John Gilliam has been committed by his well-meaning family for crim...
I was hoping for something like this:I got this instead:Set at the end of the 18th century, the book tells the story of John Gilliam, an academic locked up in an asylum for his homosexuality and Sam Tully, an attendant who is attracted to John. Gilliam’s stay in the asylum felt like a holiday in a ...
Is that man a vampire? Does that manic gleam in his eyes mean he is about to feed? The blurb didn’t indicate there were vampires in this story, so I promptly put the cover picture out of my mind. I do love the title, however, and was thrilled to get the opportunity to read this historical romance se...
As my "final" book for my personal MM historical challenge this month, once again, I got help from Heather C who rec'd this. Since I loved the first book that I tried from this author, The Gentleman and The Rogue, I thought, why not...In the beginning, I was quite shocked to find out that the story ...
The blurb ended up being much better than the book - OR - I was expecting more of this story than I was given. The cover didn't help either... I thought that the hero would be an intense, tortured semi-psycho or it would head toward some type of paranormal element.