Title: Rival Poet
Series: Shakespeare, #2
Author: Ingela Bohm
Genre: Historical (Elizabethan)
Length: 250 pages
Publisher: Ingela Bohm (June 1, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: 1587. A young Will Shaksper arrives in London, hoping to publish his poems. But rejection hits him hard, and he wants to give up – until he meets Kit. Dazzled and drawn in, Will is shocked to find their friendship escalate into something else – something dark and dangerous in a country where sodomy is a capital offence.
When Kit finally tries to seduce him, will he be able to resist?
Product Link(s): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/540269
Review: I wished that I could say that this rocked, but I didn’t much care for it. I should have also paid attention that it was historical even though it comes off a bit different than many others do. It has a lot of mystery surrounding it and some hot romance which pulls you in.
Will and Kit are sexy and sweet. I was surprised with their names but they fit them both. The chemistry was hot and sexy. They were fully developed with a lot of details. Their story spans over a few years and flowed perfectly for the story. Although I have to say the pace was a lot better than I had expected. It kept up the story and didn’t give a boring tone to it at all.
There were some parts of the story that even though it caught my attention, it was not favored. You can’t really give too much information without giving the story away though.
Now even though I said the heat between them was hot and sexy, there really wasn’t a lot of sex in the story. It was a complicated type of story and didn’t really pull me in as it should.
Other than my issues with the story this was a very intriguing story that if you like historicals you will definitely want to read it. It is a well written piece that makes you feel like you are right there in that time and place.
I would definitely recommend it, but it wasn’t for me.
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