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- File size : 2718 KB
- Publication date : October 5, 2020
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 331 pages
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B085VHMPR4
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #128,610 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In this story we had best friends, and proficient gamblers, Bonre and Naim, working together to fix up an old manor filled with some truly terrible people, all while falling desperately in love with one another. (Well, Bonre was already in love, but unrequited love is sad so we will brush over that). It was surprisingly funny, these two bantered back and forth amazingly, sweet, tender, and at times full of adventure. I truly hope this isn’t the end of the series, because I really want to read more.
Regency meets SciFi. This was kind of a mind boggling story. All the pomp of the regency period, clothes, class distinctions, titles, upstairs/downstairs and rabid propriety. Mixed in with space travel, electronic devices, flying cars, space pirates, and stored embryos.
I quit reading regency romance around the time I discovered Science Fiction. This mashup was great. Of all the genres I’ve read I think this is the most imaginative. I will definitely be reading the first book in the series.
Second, THE WRITING! Oh. The style of writing reminds me why I love regency books and films so very much. To add regency to romance? Great. Perfect. To have a Queer Regency Romance that features Fake Relationships and Best Friends to Lovers as a trope? Listen, you should just click buy on this and just let the brilliance of this author's writing soak into your psyche. Not being dramatic, but you're missing out on an experience if you don't and you just messed up 2020 even more for yourself if choose to ignore by suggestion.
Yes, it was a bit slow going. Yes, it's in third person. However, I learned to appreciate that slow start at the beginning of the story because it helped to establish that part of the world building. The third person POV was interesting, I think I would have preferred first person but LOVED that it was dual POV either way. I still say this was perfection, anyone who says otherwise is of course entitled to their very wrong opinion.
You know when you read the term “rollicking” and you think to yourself, “What does that even mean?” It means this book. Seriously, I would usually snicker at the term “rollicking good time of an adventure romance” except...well… that’s what this is.
I mean - what else would you get with best friends trying to figure out what they mean to each other (turns out that it’s everything, they mean everything to each other) as they: save a barony from a nefarious woman of ill-repute; deal with an elderly butler who meanders somewhat physically and mentally; sort out the futures of 3 young women they don’t quite know; and manage to cross paths with spies, space pirates, officers of the Imperial Space Navy, and an overly-strict father in need of a bit of attitude adjustment in the process. Oh, and place lots of bets with each other throughout.
This is frothy light-hearted romance at its best - Heyer-in-space without the problematic bigotry, the Liaden universe with more banter. Set aside a day and be ready for people to ask why you keep laugh-snorting while you read.
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Asta has quite an adventure - dealing with treachery, being coerced into a fake relationship with his bestie and finally finding love with said bestie made for a very entertaining story! Lots of funny and sweet moments.
Enjoyable and engaging friends to lovers who place entirely too many bets with each other. Naim realizing he can’t make decisions for Bonre - amazing. Bonre, in the same conversation, make decisions for Naim after agreeing that Naim shouldn’t make decisions for him - argh. Communication is sexy, y’all. Miscommunication is not.
Very much would read book three if it’s Yin. Like. Wow.
Deva is just such a fun character. You can feel his warmth and sincerity jumping off the page. He doesn't let his station get to his head, and he treats people quite well.
Asta really is loyal and he cares so much, even if he hides it well.
I can't wait to see more of this universe.
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