Half a Man
Silver Publishing [link to buy]
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Paddles
Jack is hired by Robert to be a companion. Robert is in a wheelchair and he is still functional , but his handicap has made him stay inside. He has been away from men for two years. Jack has other clients and is very professional. When Robert hesitates Jack gently urges Robert, asking him what he would like him to do next.
They have conversations, drink tea and have sweet rolls. They grow more fond of each others company besides the fact that Robert is once again able to enjoy the sexual company of a man. Jack feels strange. Being the object of affection and attention instead of giving it to his suitor.
I have always said I’m not a fan of historical romance, meaning I don’t actively seek this genre out to read. But in doing reviews I am finding out the setting can come to life and frame the story just as nicely. I have never read anything by this author but I enjoyed this book about a handicapped man finding love. As I read the story further it becomes more clear why Robert wants to pay for companionship rather than seek a genuine relationship. But as it sometimes happens even using someone for only pleasure can turn into real love. The D/s theme is present but lightly used. Jack is given commands and finds he is sexually excited when he is told what to do by Robert. I would recommend this to fans of sensual m/m romance with a historical setting.
Reviewed by Sizzling Miss Kim