4 Star Review for THe Mystery of the Black Widow ~ A Gay Victorian Romance and Erotic Novella #MM #Romance @MySecretQuill

CoverTitle: The Mystery of the Black Widow ~ A Gay Victorian Romance and Erotic Novella
Author Name & Publisher: Lady T.L. Jennings (My Secret Quill)
Publication Date & Length: February 28, 2016 – 102 pgs


“Do you believe in ghosts?”

Cedric Davidson, a young solicitor from London, does not believe in neither ghosts nor ghouls and goblins. However, both his strong conviction and moral principles are to be severely tested when he is sent to Lydford Hall to sort out the legal documents after the owner’s sudden mysterious death.

Lydford Hall is an estate located in the middle of the most desolate part of Dartmoor and it is said to be haunted by the Black Widow. There he meets Christopher Morgan, the gamekeeper, whom he is instantly and dangerously attracted to.

And suddenly nothing is what it seems to be…

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This is a lovely little tale, Gothic Romance gay style. A mysterious ghost, a charming groundskeeper, and a stranger from the city. I found it a bit amateurish in the storytelling–more told than shown, surprising for an author with so much experience. But it’s a minor quibble. I got suitably drawn in. It was approrpiate for the era–I kept looking for anachronisms and didn’t find any. This is where Jennings’ talent shows.
Cedric Davidson and Christopher Morgan are both likable and aptly named. The estate was sufficiently ominous and wild. And the sex–to die for. I’m split between a three for the story and a five for the love between men.
A great story for a dark and stormy night.
Four stars
– C. E. Case


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Lady T. L. Jennings is a shy writer who loves the Victorian era and afternoon tea. She lives on the outskirts of Oxford in England, and writes Victorian erotica and romance with a dash of gothic mystique in longhand with a fountain pen.
She collects books, corsets, and lovers (all with varying levels of success).


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