Author: M. King
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal, European, Historical
Length: Short Story (31pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (24th August 2011) second edition
Previously published by Alpheratz Press
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥
Blurb: Every Cornishman comes into the world with the soul-deep knowledge that his land straddles the narrow shallows between the solid rocks of English practicality and the ocean of myth that lies beyond. Jamie Tregellis has no time for old men’s tales; working at The Lamb Inn keeps him too busy even to pine for his lost love, Will Andrewartha, who’d split Jamie’s heart in two when he left to become a sailor. Will promised to come back for him, but Jamie had long since given up hope – until one night he hears a noise in the stable yard….
A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.
Review: Now this is more like it. This one definitely falls under Bittersweet Dreams. Jamie is still pining for his love, Will, who left to become a sailor a year ago, he thinks about him, yearns for him and dreams about him, clinging to Will’s words ‘I will come back for you’.
This is beautifully written and it does tug at the heartstrings, so I would recommend this for anyone who wants a bittersweet romance that is gentle and not erotic.