We Met in Dreams – Rowan Mcallister
In Victorian London, during a prolonged and pernicious fog, fantasy and reality are about to collide—at least in one man’s troubled mind.
A childhood fever left Arthur Middleton, Viscount Campden, seeing and hearing things no one else does, afraid of the world outside, and unable to function as a true peer of the realm. To protect him from himself—and to protect others from him—he spends his days heavily medicated and locked in his rooms, and his nights in darkness and solitude, tormented by visions, until a stranger appears.
This apparition is different. Fox says he’s a thief and not an entirely good sort of man, yet he returns night after night to ease Arthur’s loneliness without asking for anything in return. Fox might be the key that sets Arthur free, or he might deliver the final blow to Arthur’s tenuous grasp on sanity. Either way, real or imaginary, Arthur needs him too much to care.
Fox is only one of the many secrets and specters haunting Campden House, and Arthur will have to face them all in order to live the life of his dreams.
Really, really not a fan of huge age gaps so it sort of bothered me all through out the book and the ending was a bit of an overkill but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this.
Most of the events happened in one room but it was never boring. I found myself rooting for Arthur and was so glad that this is a HEA type of book. Fox, I didn’t really care for TBH but he was the kind of support Arthur needed.
Plus this book has the best dedication ever:
“To all those who fight a daily battle that no one sees.
Aaaand…the cover is perfect!! Given how cringe-inducing most M/M book covers are, this one was refreshingly not tacky and the blurb definitely made me start reading it right away.
4 Stars – minor quibbles but I loved it to bits
I’m vain because I’m imperfect.Pete Doherty
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Mizu no Haru – Kurosawa Kaname
Awkward relationship between high-school boys, Sunohara and Shinomiya.
Awkward relationship is indeed awkward but not squee-inducing or humorous like Ichikawa Kei’s works. In fact, this one has a serious tone with just enough exchange of emotions to make you say “sweet”.
I love how the author draw piercing eyes and continued the story up until they were in the university. The dad gets his story too.