His Client Ava March
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Well, this is a shortish book, and concentrates on a brief timespan. Nathaniel always visits Jasper at the brothel, has done for the last five years, no-one else and they’ve spent a lot of time talking about his unrequited love for his best friend. Nathaniel is now heartbroken, he’s been living in hope that somehow, sometime his love would be returned, but now Peter is getting married. He’s never treated Nathaniel as anything but a friend but a man can dream….and of course over the span of those last five years Jasper has fallen in love with Nathaniel. He’s only working there til he saved enough to live independently, and could have left two years ago, but like Nathaniel he’s been living in hope too. While he’s consoling and advising Nathaniel Jasper realises the same applies to him. He’s telling Nathaniel to move forward, stop harking for something that can’t happen, and he realises that even if Nathaniel did return his feelings their stations in life are so different that they could never be together. At least Peter could have been accepted as Nathaniel’s friend in London, they belong to the same clubs etc. and have long gone out to functions together, but there’s no way Jasper would ever be accepted.
Oh I so felt for Jasper, I could kick Nathaniel, mooning after someone who’s never given the slightest indication he wants him, and yet he can’t see what a gem he’d have in Jasper. He really doesn’t treat him as a person, doesn’t even look beyond the whore part of him, just uses him as a sounding board, and to sooth his own aches. He never questions if Jasper is happy and TBH although he’s what Jasper wants I’m not sure he’s good enough! Still, I do love a HEA and its what Jasper is looking for too. .
Stars: Four . Its a fun read, short ands sweet. No great drama just a gentle HEA romance
ARC provided by publishers.