I don’t normally read historicals. I decided to take a chance on His Client after reading a couple of reviews from other people who don’t normally read historicals. What can I say, I’m a bit of a chicken. I am so glad I read this book. I love it! I was hooked right away, and did not want to put the book down. In fact, I didn’t to go to sleep so I could finish it. So worth being tired today. Nate and Jasper tell their story in alternating third-person POV. I really enjoyed how they thought and spoke. It seemed so real; I felt like I was there. I was deep into their lives. Added to that, their story is interesting. Nobody needed rescuing and there was no contrived angst. Their love just flows off the page.
The pacing and overall story arc compelled me to keep reading. I loved Jasper and Nate right away. Nate was confused, but he still tugged at my heart. Poor Nate just had to get his head in the game. The way he does this, feels natural. I didn’t roll my eyes or get thrown out of the story because of something he did. The same goes for Jasper’s actions and reactions. I believed. This story covers three months out of the five years the men have known each other. The majority of the story is just Nate and Jasper; secondary characters are discussed, but rarely seen on page. This is most likely due to the fact what they are doing is illegal and really can’t be seen by anyone else. How sad. Fear not! This is a happy romance. The men are pragmatic about the time in which they live – they don’t dwell on what they can’t have.
Nate and Jasper aren’t complicated and their story isn’t complex or even very long. It just is. I can’t think of anything in the book that didn’t work for me. Everything was rich and so well described. The characters stayed in character and I loved them. I really was very engrossed in the book, which is exactly what I want when I read. I can’t remember any typographical or grammar issues that bothered me. Now that’s a good thing! For me, if I can forget the world around me exists, then whatever I’m reading is amazing and I love it.
I’ve run out of ways to say how much I love this book, so I’ll just say go read it. I can recommend this for both those who love historicals and those who don’t.
On every visit to Madame Delacroix’s brothel, Nathaniel Travers requests the same man. Stunningly handsome and highly skilled, Jasper not only shares Nate’s fondness for wickedly erotic games and black leather corsets, but he has become a trusted confidant. And Jasper’s the only person who knows Nate longs for a committed relationship with his childhood friend, Peter Edmonton.
Unrequited love hurts, but it hurts even more when the object of affection is in love with another. Jasper Reed has been working at Delacroix’s for a decade. He’s saved enough to retire, yet he remains at the decadent London brothel. Leaving would mean leaving Nate and the hope someday the rugged gentleman would stop pining for his best friend and realize he loves Jasper, just as Jasper loves him.
Edmonton’s impending marriage looms before them, causing Jasper to take another look at his stubborn heart. Yet Jasper’s a bastard whore, and Nate’s the nephew of a viscount. Surely there can’t be any hope for them…