- File Size: 1104 KB
- Print Length: 204 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Loose Id LLC (May 30, 2016)
- Publication Date: May 30, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01GF45GVW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,446 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Valet (Rose Family Chronicles Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Jet Mykles is a new-to-me author, whom I found to have a flowery, romantic writing style loaded with a lot of description to set the scene.
While I enjoyed Valet, it wasn't to my tastes, since I had no idea when and where this was set, with alternate spellings of specific words such as days of the week and months. From what I gathered from other reviews, this was with characters from another series set in another story.
Tyler moved back home with his family, leaving his job at a hotel. He sought a new position, in order to add financial security to his family, which led him to Lord Rose. Tyler was a very reserved character, who lived to serve, and I found him enjoyable to read.
Lord Rose- Johnnie was immediately taken by his new footman. Wanting him to the point of distraction, he offered the man the coveted position as his valet, so they could be together more intimately, which led to the slow hunt of a cat going after a mouse.
Definitely recommend this to fans of the author, those who love a romantic title with description of the setting, the location, the characters, and the clothing worn. A guilty pleasure read featuring two lusty fellows who can't get enough of one another.
Why the 3 stars instead of 5?
I'm not a lover of overly descriptive books, to the point where at least a paragraph to describe the clothing and features of the character coming on scene, or the pattern on the wallpaper, as it jars me from what action is taking place or breaks up dialogue. There were instances where I had to back-click a page in order to confirm what was being answered between two characters' conversation, as something was being described in between. This slowed the pacing down for me.
With me not knowing, until now, how this title had a slightly fantasy bent, with it being characters from another series set in another story, the following was difficult for me to digest. I guess my tripping point was how three brothers, most of their staff, and the majority of all male characters set in a historical romance world were all gay, even if it was the fad of the times- that sort of erases natural persuasions, as if you choose your sexual identity because it's the 'it' thing to do. The rest of the males were warning Tyler of Johnnie's intentions.
Overall, I enjoyed the story, but the author's writing style and I do not suit
The first in a new series, this book focuses on Tyler, a sweet young man who is desperately in need of a job to help support his widowed sister and her child. Moving in with their uncle provides shelter, but for wages, Tyler decides to apply to Rose Hall to see if he can obtain a position there. Fortunately, butler Christopher Faith (who I have no doubt will one day have his own story) hires Tyler immediately and appoints him footman. But when the lord of the household, Lord Johnnie, gets a good look at Tyler and then notices his shy, sweet nature, Tyler is offered the position of valet to the lord himself.
He resists for as long as possible, despite Lord Johnnie’s beautiful face and kind-hearted nature. But in the end, it’s too much, and Tyler capitulates to Johnnie’s advances. The two begin an affair that is known within the household but not outside of it. When the queen and her entourage arrive to attend the premiere shows that are held every year in Roseton and the surrounding area, Johnnie is dismayed to find that the woman who has been conniving to get him to propose has arrived as well. Will his affair with Tyler be publically exposed? Will the lady get her way and convince Johnnie to marry to produce an heir or two? And will Tyler have to leave when he does, or can their love survive despite all odds?
I enjoyed this rebirth of what I consider an old classic. It was fun and light-hearted, with sweet characters and an engaging plot. Plus, we met Johnnie’s brothers, Reese and Brent, and got a glimpse of a mystery man named Lucas Sloane who is bound to show up to claim one of the brothers in the near future.
If you are a fan of the Heaven Sent series, you should enjoy this one. If you’ve never read it, start fresh with this book. It was the perfect story to lift my spirits on an otherwise cloudy day.