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As part of a team of fixers hired to handle a gay scandal in Buckingham Palace, Leo expects Prince Joshua to be a lot of things, most notably a royally spoilt brat. But when planning the Prince’s coming out throws them into close contact, a tentative friendship blooms. Leo has no intention of ruining it with the admission that Prince Joshua used to star in quite a number of his teenage fantasies.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating by chapter.
This is a hidden gem recommended in an MM book group I’m in. I’m so glad I checked it out.
Gah! This was super long and emotional, yet interestingly not overly angsty. In that yes, there was angst, but it wasn’t dragged out to an annoying level. I used a lot of Kleenex. So be prepared. But I loved it. There was laughing and crying and so much rooting for Joshua & Leo.
I loved the relationships between the MCs, between the friends. You couldn’t help but root for them all. At a time when the press is ripping the royals this is especially poignant. There are definitely several sex scenes that are detailed, but tasteful. The physical part of the romance doesn’t dominate the story though.
Trigger Warnings (possible spoilers):
Homelessness. Main character has been disowned by his family for being gay.
My Favorite Quotes
Has anyone ever told you that the public isn’t owed your perfection? – Wear It Like A Crown by Zarah DetandTweet