Author: H.C. Brown
Genre: Contemporary, Historical, Time Travel
Length: Novel (171pgs)
Publisher: Silver Publishing (25th February 2012)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½Hearts
Blurb: Obsessed by a portrait of deliciously handsome Lord Alexander Swift, millionaire art dealer, Colt Daniels finds himself transported back to 1775. In a time when man-love led to the hangman’s noose, Colt must convince Alexander that he is the man’s destiny.
After inheriting a Georgian house in Berkley Square, London, Colt Daniels, millionaire art dealer, finds himself obsessed by a portrait of the home’s former owner, Lord Alexander Swift.
During a conversation with author, Jake Williams, Colt discovers Lord Swift and his cousin had mysteriously disappeared from the cellar one evening, shortly after Alexander’s illicit affair with the rogue, David Fitzhugh. Jake reveals Colt bears a remarkable resemblance to Fitzhugh.
Colt decides to investigate Alexander’s strange disappearance and ventures into his cellar late one night to look for a secret passageway. When his flashlight fails, Colt finds himself transported back in time to 1775 and there he comes face to face with the man of his dreams — Lord Alexander Swift.
Review: After Colt inherits an old house, he becomes obsessed with refurbishing it to its former splendor and buying the portrait of Lord Alexander Swift. After hearing about the mysterious disappearance of the Lord, he decides to check the cellar for hidden passages and finds more than he bargained for. Lord Alexander Swift gets a surprise while looking for wine in his cellar. Although the man looks like his David, his actions and words are completely strange, and if he is to believe his words then he just might be fit for Bedlam.
An absolutely brilliant historical/contemporary time-travel story that is full of detail and descriptions and you can imagine that you are there. Colt admits, even to himself, that he is half in love with a portrait of a man who has been dead for over two hundred years. Alexander is longing for a love that he knows that he will never have, when he meets Colt and is swept off his feet. The relationship isn’t easy although it progresses very quickly and Colt’s ex-lover tries to throw a spanner in the works and people mistaking Cole’s identity and kidnapping him.
Wonderful. Alexander is so joyful and innocent that he will take your heart in a short space of time. Colt comes across as arrogant and domineering and he is both those things, but he is so much more when he is with Alexander. Although when with Alexander he seems coarse and uncouth, because Alexander is such a quintessential eighteenth century Lord. The descriptions of eighteenth century London are quite descriptive and disgusting, but oh so true.
This story I am going to recommend those who love historical romances, time-travel, hot sex, a great story-line, a bit of angst, some danger and a brilliant happy ever after.