Reviewed by Heather C
Title: Seasons Pass
Author: Joanna Chambers
Series: Enlightenment #1.5
Hero: Lord Murdo Balfour
Genre: MM Historical Romance
Length: 5,910 words
Release Date: October 24, 2014
Available FREE at: Smashwords
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Blurb: It’s April 1822 and two years have passed since Lord Murdo Balfour was last in Edinburgh; two years since he met low-born lawyer, David Lauriston. Back then, Lauriston’s naïve idealism and self-loathing provoked Murdo’s scorn, yet Murdo has not been able to forget him.
When Murdo is asked by his father to return to Edinburgh for the King’s forthcoming Scottish visit, his memories of his last time in the city are stirred up again. Frustrated by his inability to forget Lauriston, he decides to seek refuge in an anonymous encounter at Kit Redford’s discreet establishment. But will Murdo find the oblivion he seeks at Kit’s, or something else entirely?
Seasons Pass is a short, free read for all those Murdo and David fans out there from the Enlightenment Trilogy. The story takes place just before the second book Beguiled and gives us a little peak at what Murdo was up to right before he traveled back to Edinburgh…two years after he last saw David.
This is very short and takes less than half an hour to read, but I enjoyed getting inside Murdo’s head for once! And boy did he choose and interesting place to visit! No, David doesn’t make an appearance in this story, but he spends a lot of time in Murdo’s thoughts!! Gah! I wish I had time to reread this series…it’s one of my FAVORITES!!!!
So, while Murdo is at this “interesting place”, he comes to a realization of what he MUST do next. He also encounters Captain Iain Sinclair, who makes a brief appearance in the second book. Looks like he’s all set up for his own book soon and I can’t wait to read more about him…and James?
If you haven’t read the Enlightenment Trilogy yet, GAH you are missing so much! Start with Provoked.
Overall Impression: I Really Liked It
*I obtained a free copy of this book from Smashwords for review.*