The Prince of Almond Manor by Gregory Jonathan Scott

Gregory Jonathan Scott - The Prince of Almond Manor Cover 845rjfeTitle: The Prince of Almond Manor

Author: Gregory Jonathan Scott

Genre: Historical

Length: Novel (271 pages)

ISBN: 978-0991467488

Publisher: Gregory Jonathan Scott Books, LLC (30 Nov 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: A genuine romance—a companionship misunderstood—one of earnest affection that could be torn apart by those around them?

Can a relationship between two men from opposite sides of the social order overcome the odds and survive at a time of an old-style declaration of living?

In mid eighteen hundred, the largest almond plantation south of the Mason Dixon line was home to Deklan Royal, however, deep down, it didn’t feel like a home. He sensed a part of him was missing, an emotional desire he’d been keeping hidden since a very young age—that was, until he’d come across Oakland, a reserved servant of the Royal Manor and the one man who could change everything for him.

With no warning, a single magical event had set the plantation affair into motion, brought on by a mysterious gentleman who summoned a fairy-tale twist not even Oakland understood.

Enduring parental clashing and blurring promises, Deklan and Oakland find themselves developing a relationship that could result in scorn and even exile. Caught in the center of eminent pressures, Deklan faces discouraging predicaments with his foreboding father, those of which expose a surprising overview of who Oakland is.

With family principles putting up walls between them, the two heart-bound men cling to threads of hope, battling obstacles that matter most—their love for one another and a life of happiness into their very own ever after.

Find out if Deklan risks his wealthy family ties for the chance at love with the man he knows to be the other half of his own soul. If surrounding conflicts outweigh their love and desire, both Deklan and Oakland face revulsion at its strongest.

The Prince of Almond Manor is an interracial historical romance between two men. Erotically written with extreme situations of desire not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen.

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Review: The Prince of Almond Manor is a historical romance by Gregory Jonathan Scott, who is a new author to me, so I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect.

I’ll admit, I was immediately intrigued. The title had me thinking that there could be some possible thriller, mystery or paranormal aspect to the book – not sure why, but I was completely off the mark.

I was even more intrigued when I read the blurb that this is a historical romance. I love historical novels, and historical romances are the only MF romances that I really enjoy reading these days. Now this can always go two ways, mostly because of the historical persecution of the LBGTQI+ community. Authors will ignore all persecution (arguably, while many of the legalities have been resolved the persecution still exists to this day, just not quite on the same puritanical level) and write a historical novel with society functioning with the same opinions as it does now. Or they won’t ignore the persecution but they were make a conceivable way to make these secret romances wonderful. Gregory Jonathan Scott managed to do the latter which is why I really liked this novel.

However, Scott manages to do a double whammy on historical taboos, because not only is this a same sex relationship, it is also interracial relationship with a man shortly after the end of slavery in the American South (I am sure that there could be many discussion about how this has the end of slavery being the absolute end of the persecution of POC, I won’t get into that). How much more interesting things does one need?

The titular Prince of Almond Manor is actually Deklan Royal, whose family has owned and run one of the largest almond plantations in the South. He’s never been fully comfortable in his surrounds but things change when Deklan meets one of the plantation’s black servants, a reserved and observant man by the name of Oakland. This is a really gentle and deep story that leads to love. The guys know just what society thinks of men with their types of sexual proclivities, but their grand romance starts off with a really easy and wonderful friendship. The world is changing around them but no matter what they know that they have to be careful about revealing their desires to anyone but each other.

What I love most about this book is the depth of the characters and depth of the emotions that we observe as a reader as the book goes along. Overall, this is a fantastically written and well-paced historical romance. If you’re not sure about reading a historical gay romance, I think that The Prince of Almond Manor is a good place to start within the genre.

Take to the Sky by Gregory Jonathon Scott Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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An angelic romance that’s Powerful, Suspenseful, Sexy, Uniquely Erotic, and Romantic. 

In a secret Michigan Laboratory, an experiment developed a superior creation that was anticipated but not expected. He was the ultimate conception, a core life-being merged with avian. He was born with a gift, a rare one; the ability to fly. 

His wings instinctively brought out the urge in him to fly, and Kellan’s need to be free became his obsession. 

When the dark, swirling clouds loomed one night, Kellan abandoned the place he had called home, taking to the sky in search of his freedom and to seal his heart that seemed incomplete. 

Because Kellan’s secret was too great for anyone outside the institute to know about, TC unleashed genetically altered Maniacs to bring him back. 

Through independence, his amazing reality brought riveting adventures to a man he found and couldn’t seem to live without. They get tangled with hair-raising suspense that adds heart-pounding tension to every attempt they make at living their unique affair. They faced uncertainty so hectic that staying together was the least of their challenges, and it caused many of their bouts with passion to spiral in and out of chaos. 

Along their frenzied path to survive, hidden secrets surface about Kellan, prompting each move they make in order to truly set him free. 

Could Kellan’s one true love and passion to fly be the death of him? 

It’s a magnificently inventive adventure of menace, romance, and extreme erotic pleasures.

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The Plantation Affair by Gregory Jonathan Scott

21453197Title: The Plantation Affair
Author: Gregory Jonathan Scott
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: Novel (236 pages)
Publisher: Gregory Jonathan Scott LLC (March 18th, 2014)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 2.5Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: During a time when love between two chaps was not spoken of, Deklan and Logan found a way to bring their affair of the heart to life. One was the white son of a wealthy Plantation owner, and the other a black servant who worked the property to survive.

This romantic fairytale took place in the deep south of Georgia in the late eighteenth century where horse carriages and kerosene lighted lanterns brought a town to life. Deklan and Logan’s affair was ignited one night with the help of a mysterious man who magically appeared and then disappeared without a trace after leading them into the realms of love.

Love was found, Love was lost and then Love was found again in a spiraling and uplifting fairytale between two lovable beings that were meant to be in love.
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Review: Logan lives as a servant to a rich family in Georgia in the 1800’s. Not only is it frowned upon to associate with the hired help, but Logan is also black and gay. Tolerance only goes so far, and in the Deep South during this time Logan is not well tolerated. He suffers hatred from the other servants, enjoying his escapes down to the pond, taking moonlight swims. It’s during one of these swims he first meets Deklan, the son of his master.

At a ball thrown in Deklan’s honor, intended for him to choose a bride, Deklan chooses Logan. Deklan’s father is beyond outraged. A servant, a black man, and a man?! No, not his son. He puts the motions into play to find his son a suitable bride to marry and produce an heir. Successfully driving a wedge between Deklan and Logan. But fate won’t be silenced and in several strange twists of fate, Deklan and Logan are given a second chance at love.

I loved the base concept of this story, an interracial gay love story with a Cinderella twist. And the setting, the time period. I was born and raised in Georgia and I saw the hatred toward anyone different first hand. There were three kids of people acceptable in heart of the south, Straight, White, strict Southern Baptist. Anything or anyone else was just wrong. So I could connect with that part of the story on a personal level. The struggle that Deklan faced trying to get his family to accept the person he loved was heart breaking, and very well conveyed.

Overall, my connection with the story and the characters was choppy though. The story was sometimes sporadic and scattered, didn’t flow well from start to finish. Some of the phrasings and words used confused me, as well. I realize there are only so many words that can be used to describe the male anatomy, the love between two men and making love. But most of the phrasings for this story were too grandiose or too childish, in my miniscule opinion.

I’m on the fence with this one. On the one hand, I loved the story, concept and relationship between the two ML. But on the other hand, when they were supposed to be in a passionate setting whether making love or having sex, it came across more like a children’s book. Like the author couldn’t decide between YA and NA. That and the choppy delivery of the book overall, made my rating a little lower than I wanted it to be.

At the time of my review this book is on sale for 99 cents, grab a copy and decide for yourself if it’s a fantastic read, don’t take my word for it!

** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through MM Good Book Reviews **