Series: Blue Ridge Saga
Authors: Louise Ligon & Hunter Maine
Release Date: June 20, 2015
GMR 5 STAR REVIEW-PAUL
But life will show him that things don’t always go as planned…
When Brayden encounters the mysterious and powerful, Vincent Gallaud, he instead embarks on an unforgettable adventure with his newfound king in the tantalizing world of New York City, forsaking everything he has ever known. Taking him on a journey he never expected and teaching him lessons that Daddy would never approve.
Back home, Jackson has no choice but to consent to marry Brayden’s greatest adversary and twin sister, Annabelle Steed. Consumed with greed and longing for revenge, Annabelle will stop at nothing to rob Brayden of his birthright and his happiness. But everything comes at a price.
BLUE PARAMOUR IS A SWEEPING STORY SET IN PRE-CIVIL WAR AMERICA WHEN ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES WEREN’T JUST UNFAVORED BY SOME, THEY WERE CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE A CRIME. AND THIS EPIC SPINS THE MOST DELICIOUS TALE YET, BACKDROPPED AGAINST A BEAUTIFULLY TRAGIC ANTEBELLUM SOUTHERN PLANTATION AND THE LAVISH, YET MEAN STREETS OF NEW YORK.
BUT THIS ISN’T YOUR ORDINARY HISTORICAL ROMANCE…
IN ORDER TO REMAIN AUTHENTIC TO THE ERA AND POLITICAL STATE OF THE COUNTRY AT THE TIME IN WHICH THE NOVEL TAKES PLACE, SOME OF THE GAY AND RACIAL TOPICS MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR SOME READERS. WE ARE REMINDED THAT THE BATTLES FOR EQUALITY HAVE BEEN FOUGHT FOR CENTURIES AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THERE IS TOTAL EQUALITY FOR ALL.
Brayden the beautiful and hot heir to a very prominent southern family is in hot water after being caught with his gorgeous lover, Jackson and now life as he knew it will never be the same. He is now been removed from the only home he is ever known and forced to live in Boston to become the man that his family needs him to be and separated from his Jackson but life doesn't always work out the way we expected to.
Brayden meets the intriguing and powerful Vincent and this new friendship takes Brayden on an adventure that he never before ever thought was possible. Meanwhile back home Brayden's twin sister Annabelle leaves Jackson with no choice but to marry the love of his life's sister who is seeking revenge on Brayden and wants to take Blue Ridge as her own and to be the sole heir. Yes Annabelle has some reason to be upset with her brother as Jackson was her fiancé before Brayden got involved.
I quite enjoyed this novel as the setting was so rich in old Southern charm and the characters were so well written in depths of pure true honesty. I'm a huge fan of historical genres and the setting prior to the Civil War was a beautiful setting of true gay romance and what the price of love actually costs. I found the pages flowed beautifully and the authors captured this setting in time so brilliantly that I found myself transported back to the old southern way of living. They were highly detailed in creating a story set in this time and the characters were developed beautifully. I'm looking forward to reviewing the entire series and I highly recommend Blue Paramour to anyone who loves reading a great true gay romance novel.
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Silently, he picked up David Jacob squeezing him in a tight bear hug, feeling his soft hair against his cheek. His heart swelled with love and he had to quickly set him back down to avoid breaking into sobs. He gave one last hug to his mother and stoically climbed into the carriage after his father.
The horses carried the carriage away with a fervent stride. Brayden sat across from his father who looked just as tired as he did, but focused his attention to the newspaper in his lap. Brayden looked out the window in order to view anything but his father’s worn out face.
That is when he saw Jackson sitting at the base of a tree at Sandy Oak’s farthest corner, his hands covering his face. Brayden leaned closer to the window, not wanting to lose a second of Jackson and hoping he’d look up. Brayden wanted to wave, to scream out but didn’t dare.
Jackson, finally looking up at the sound of the carriage, caught eyes with Brayden and it seemed to destroy him the more. He stumbled to his feet, only to slump backward. His beautiful gray-blue eyes swollen from what he could imagine were hours of sadness. Brayden’s heart wrenched, feeling helpless.
It was then that Brayden realized what this meant for Jackson. He was abandoning him with their crimes, their love and most importantly to face whatever Annabelle had in store for him. Brayden watched as Jackson became smaller and smaller until he couldn’t see him at all. All seemed lost and for nothing as Brayden pinned himself to the back of his seat accepting his fate.
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