- Title: One Glimpse
- Author: Lydia Gastrell
- ISBN: 9781623009953
- Page: 489
- Format: ebook
For years Sir Samuel Shaw has secretly lusted after the handsome and popular Lord John Darnish, a man known for his good humor, expert riding prowess, and very female mistress Certain that John is an unattainable fantasy, Sam is shaken when an accidental discovery reveals John might not be as unattainable as he once thought But what is possible is not always likely, andFor years Sir Samuel Shaw has secretly lusted after the handsome and popular Lord John Darnish, a man known for his good humor, expert riding prowess, and very female mistress Certain that John is an unattainable fantasy, Sam is shaken when an accidental discovery reveals John might not be as unattainable as he once thought But what is possible is not always likely, and Sam finds himself trapped between keeping a friend and risking everything for the unlikely hope of something John is terror struck when his drunken mistake threatens to shatter the double life he has worked so hard to maintain His terror soon turns to hope when he finds himself drawn to Sam, who he is sure does not share his interest in men But subtle things cause him to second guess, and fear that his hopes are making him see what he wants to see.Sam s risks and John s hopes turn futile, however, when blights from Sam s past resurface to threaten them and Sam s family Can Sam choose between the love he has always wanted and the security of his family, or will forces outside his control hurt all the people he holds most dear
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Review written July 15, 20164 1/2 Stars - A great installment in a very promising historical M/M series. My love for these adorable heartmelting cute characters. Loved their love.I finished this second (more or less standalone part) M/M in the Indulgence series by Lydia Gastrell yesterday (sunbathing on a beautiful beach on Cyprus). I truly enjoyed the first part - One Indulgence (4.3 stars), read in October 2014, but this second is without doubt one notch up. — A good one!!!****************** [...]
I. Effing. Loved. This. Book. I loved the first and couldn't wait to read the second book in the series. And I'm a total snob with these so that was SUCH a "yay!" moment for me, to find a new historical author I loved, because rare. But this book. I REALLY LOVED it. Hell, she even managed to make me annoyed at a character I liked from the first book. Lydia's setting just pulls you in. But, I have to say, Sir Sam will go down as one of my fave MCs in Historical M/M. And I mean, top two character [...]
I had liked One Indulgence the first book in this series but I liked this one much much better. I think Ms Gastrell has improved (like wine). It is a quiet book full of motion which is subtly written in so that there is no jarring and the plot and how it evolves show this smoothness as well.I hope that Ms Gastrell will be writing more in this series, I'll read them.Read with Ingela
Loved this instalment! Even though it took me almost a week, I had enjoyed going back to Sam and John's story every evening. I'll miss the boys. And I can't wait to have Jullian's book. Please be in progress.
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads4 stars.Genre: Historical Romance | Male/Male Romance | developed & involved side characters | returning protagonists | Heat level HOT but story-driven |Immediately after finishing One Indulgence, I had to begin One Glimpse. Had to. There was no waiting. To the point I couldn't wait on my reviewer copy & bought my own. Lydia Gastrell created an addictive historical romance series with the added twist of the issues facing [...]
The sequel to the sublime ‘One Indulgence’ does not disappoint and I found much to love in this longer tale of Baronet Samuel Shaw who struggles to exorcise his childhood demons and takes a chance on love.Samuel Shaw has built a crusty, aloof exterior to protect his innate good nature and tender heart. Gentlemen of the ton are cruel to anyone they perceive as weak and Sam has experienced their harshness first-hand. A moment of weakness with a fellow classmate left him ridiculed by all of his [...]
I was intrigued by several of the sub-characters in One Indulgence, the first book in this series. While I was hoping to get Julian's story in the second book, I was not disappointed in Sam's story here. A brutal rejection as a young man has left Sam sure that no one will ever want him, or at least not want him for anything further than casual sex, and it's turned him into someone who puts on a mean outward appearance for the world. What I liked best about Sam's character was that his hangups ar [...]
Yes, yes, FINALLY! I have been waiting over a year for this and was NOT disappointed. Sam is so cute and endearing while being frustrating as hell at the same time. I could not put it down, which was a bad thing considering the almost 120K words count. And I really felt bad for Darnish. He's so scared of being caught that he isn't even out to other gay men. He's completely alone until his run in with Sam. But, oh! No more spoilers. I'll stop now. Now I'll wait for #3.
I'm going to start with my only complaint, and it's a trivial one: The cover art sucks. And since I know a thing or two about publishing and how houses strong arm authors, I'm gonna take a guess and say the author took what she was told to take, so worries, I don't blame her. To all the photographers making stock images for historic covers: GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER. Stop putting dudes in cheesy modern suit jackets with table linens wrapped around their necks and calling it "historic clothing". You [...]
A Joyfully Jay review. 4.25 starsOne Glimpse was a sweet, enjoyable Regency-style romance that charmed me from the start. It’s the second in Lydia Gastrell’s Indulgence series but this can certainly be read as a standalone. Sam and John are the heart of the book in every sense of the word and the gradual evolution of their relationship is truly exceptional. Sam is far from perfect, being a little too short and a little pudgy, but loves that John thinks him beautiful and as a result so do rea [...]
The next book in a series, but not a continuation of the love story in book 1. In this book, the main focus is on Sam Shaw, who played a sub-character role in book 1. There are aspects of the story that would be easier to appreciate if you read book 1 first, but it isn't a necessity. I was hoping book 2 would focus on Julian, who caught my attention in book 1, but I believe he will be the focus in book 3.
Fabulous. I loved it more than One Indulgence and I didn't think that was possible. I really hope we get another book.
There is so much to say about this book that if I attempt it, GR would feel it necessary to charge me for something. Thank goodness for 19k limit. This is a damned good read. Not one character of this 100k+ words was written for 'padding'. Every syllable meant something, every word necessary, every sentence needed for each paragraph which told a blooming great story!! Spot on Lydia. Yes, the subject matter has been told over and over again but this telling of it is among those that resonate.Bein [...]
This is book two and you don't need to read book one to understand, however Henry and Richard play a major roll in this book so to understand there dynamic I would. Plus it's also a brilliant book and well worth it.We start this one by looking back at Sam's last year at school and what led him to become the man he is today.Nine years later we find an outer shell of Sam to be boorish, rude, argumentative and quick to temper. The man underneath however, is kind, willing to help a fellow man, woman [...]
Sam lives his life with bitterness and isolation. He attends society functions but is always an outsider. Things have gotten even worse recently as Sam's past love has shown up in London and now has a new love of his own. Sam also has a secret crush on John who he is sure is straight. A chance encounter one night leads Sam to believe he was wrong. John knows he is attracted to men but he's created an elaborate ruse to keep anyone else from knowing because he has a lot to lose should someone find [...]
I'm a sucker for the "adorably insecure" type character, but I think it goes even further here. I'm usually not a fan of angst or problems that are all just in someone's head, but Sam's behavior made a lot of sense considering everything he went through and the type of shit going on around him all the time. It's not high drama like rape or physical abuse or any of the usual shit. It's stuff even regular people can relate to. Sam isn't that good looking. He's short and fat and lives in a high cla [...]
Stunning SequelSTOP RIGHT HERE! Be forewarned. If you have not read the first in the series, One Indulgence, do not start this one until you've finished the first.Author Gastrell has picked right up where she left off in the first one by focusing this edition on one major and one minor character in One Indulgence--as well as bringing back the wonderfully romantic Henry Cortland and Richard Avery to boil the plot along.This book has more plots and subplots than the three witches of King Lear coul [...]
That's a solid 4.5 stars rounded up but mostly because I somehow liked the first book in the series a little more. Still, very good yarn and I am so pathetically grateful for an author who doesn't cut off very thin slices of a story and sells it as a trilogy (which Ms. Gastrell easily could have done). So, very nice historical gay romance without the magically-gay-okay. It is actually sometimes painful to read but nevertheless I do appreciate it very much because in all the romance fluff sometim [...]
Wonderful. I loved this book. Lydia Gastrell writes amazing historical books. This is a story full of emotion and heart and it brought tears to my eyes many times. It's lovely. I love that our main character, Sam, is not a traditional "romance hero": he's short and stocky and sensitive and unpopular and not traditionally handsome, and he's magnificent. This is such an excellent series. Characters and events from the first book do play a role here, so I wouldn't recommend it as a stand-alone book [...]
hella long wait but worth it. hope the next one comes out sooner than a year! jk
Loved this read. i was pretty psyched to see Sam get his own story. When I saw One Indulgence was part of a series I was expecting more of Henry and Richard as the MCs, but they're sub-characters here. I'm not a big fan of soap opera series anyway, where you're following the same couple book after book. That shit gets dull. my fav part was the carriage accident. No spoilers, but when you get there you'll know what I'm talking about. Such an intense and course changing scene, loved it. I don't us [...]
I devoured this book in a binge session. I fell in love with Sam as a minor character in book one and really hoped he would get his own story. It doesn't disappoint. The story has a lot of angst but it felt realistic and appropriate. For John it's definitely appropriate, since the guy is terrified of being found out and having his life ruined. I can't wait for book three which is supposed to focus on Julian from what I've heard. Also, can I just give a quick shout-out of thanks for an author bri [...]
I loved it even more than the first one. Sam is adorable and John is the perfect Knight in shinning armor. They had incredible chemistry and their love and respect for one another was amazing. Love the historical aspect of it and it's very well written. I can't wait to read the next book and see Sam and John again!
AMAZING. I love this series
I liked this a lot. I adore the MCs, they are just so cute and playful together, and I liked their personalities separately too, though Sams attempts to seems manly by not acknowledging he was doing something nice where sometimes quite painfully embarrassing to read. I liked the slow development of the romance, both being so shy and insecure while acting actually quite obvious. Stuff like that warms my heart. :pIt was nice that the thread of exposure was a really troubling problem instead of a m [...]
Delightful and satisfying -- hits all the beats of a charming, fluffy regency romance, with plenty of mutual pining and understandable but incorrect assumptions. If you like this sort of thing (which I do), it'll be the sort of thing you like. However, it ran into the common problem of regency romances about rich white dudes, in that it didn't do the work to make me care about their happiness. Which is fine, not everyone wants their happy fluffy escapism to be thoughtful and grounded, but not to [...]
Loved This StoryAn easy read with an intriguing Regency romantic storyline. Then flip the script and add in steamy sex.Perfection!This is a stand alone story but if given a choice read One Indulgence first. I can’t wait for more in this story line (Julian Garrott) or any other novel!
2.5*-ish? Good writing, overall not a bad plot and really likeable characters but the dramaTHE DRAMA! A bit too much for me.
I promise I will write a proper review for this but for now let's me just say I loved this a whole lot.
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