Reviewed by Susan65
Author: Ruby Moone
Genre: MM Historical
Length: 41 Pages
Publisher: JMS Books
Release Date: June 23, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Major Oliver Thornley never expected to see the man who saved his life at the battle of Waterloo again. He certainly never expected to fall over him in the street. When Thornley stumbles over a pile of rags, he is horrified to discover it is the man who dragged him from the battlefield to safety.
Taking the man back to his Mayfair home, Thornley nurses Daniel back to health as he battles with his own forbidden desires. Then he learns Daniel shares his feelings, as well. Though it feels so right when they are in each other’s arms, Thornley knows their mutual secret could see them hang.
Is there a way for them to be together despite the class difference that separates them? Can he admit he’s fallen in love before Daniel leaves for good?
Review: I never, and I really mean, I never read historical romance novels, so why did I grab this one? I seriously have no idea what drew me to this book, maybe the cover, the blurb, the fact that it was so short I knew it wouldn’t be a hardship to finish, but whatever it was I am glad I gave it a go. It was easily a four star book and I never once got bogged down or disinterested.
Oliver and Daniel are two amazing men from opposites sides of tracks, but who became fast friends, and then brothers-in-arms when Daniel saved Oliver at the Battle of Waterloo. What Oliver didn’t expect was to later find Daniel on the streets of London as a crippled and homeless vet without resources. Thus begins their renewed friendship and budding love affair.
This book was written in such a way that the polite language, that usually throws me off in contemporary romance novels, actually worked well here. You expect that kind of language in the 1800’s. Not hoity-toity, just very polite.
This is definitely a true hurt-comfort book, written during a time when homosexuality was a literal death sentence, and these two men had to carefully wade through their feelings for each other to determine if the feelings were mutual. It took most of the book for the truth to be revealed, but that fact was easily digested as it is obvious to the reader how much these two man truly loved each other. So, if you are in the mood for an enjoyable historical romance short story then I think you should give Fallen a try. It really was good.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*