The Black Sheep and the Rotten Apple (gay historical romance)

The Black Sheep and the Rotten Apple (gay historical romance)

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"How does one start a relationship with another man when it is forbidden?" "One needs to decide that the other man is worth dying for." Cornwall, 1785 Sir Evan Penhart. Baronet. Highwayman. Scoundrel.
Julian Reece. Writer. Wastrel. Penniless. No one forces Julian Reece to marry. Not his father, not his brother. No one. When he is thrust into a carriage heading for London to meet his future bride, his way out comes in the form of an imposing highwayman, riding a horse as black as night. Julian makes a deal with the criminal, but what he doesn't expect is that despite the title of baronet, the robber turns out to be no gentleman. Sir Evan Penhart is pushed into crime out of desperation, but the pact with a pretty, young merchant's son turns out to have disastrous consequences. Not only is Evan left broke, but worse yet, Julian opens up a Pandora's box of passions that are dark, needy, and too wild to tame. With no way to lock them back in, rash decisions and greedy desire lead to a tide that wrecks everything in its way. But Julian might actually like all the sinful, carnal passion unleashed on him. How can he admit this though, even to himself, when a taste of the forbidden fruit could have him end up with a noose around his neck? And with highway robbery being a hanging offense and the local constable on their back, Julian could lose Evan before he can decide anything about the nature of his desires. POSSIBLE SPOILERS:
Themes: highwayman, abduction, ransom, forbidden love, self-discovery, danger, crime, Cornwall, Britain, England, Georgian
Genre: Dark romance, historical
Length: 140,000 words (standalone novel)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 458g
  • English
  • 1542925185
  • 9781542925181
  • 938,460

About K a Merikan

K. A. Merikan is the pen name for Kat and Agnes Merikan, a team of writers, who are taken for sisters with surprising regularity. They love the weird and wonderful, stepping out of the box, and bending stereotypes both in life and books. When you pick up a Merikan book, there's one thing you can be sure of - it will be full of surprises. To keep up to date with their new releases (and get a free book in the process!) sign up to their newsletter: http: // e-mail: More information about ongoing projects, works in progress and publishing at: K.A. Merikan's author page: http: // FUN FACTS: - We are Polish, - We're neither sisters nor a couple, - Kat's an artist, and Agnes is a psychologist but neither works in her field, - Kat's fingers are two times longer than Agnes's.
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481 ratings
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3 18% (85)
2 9% (43)
1 3% (13)
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