Can they overcome the betrayals of the past
for a second chance at love?
On the Continent they call him the Ice Prince, icy of manner, icy of heart. Now, after thirteen years of exile, Con returns home to England and to Harrowcot Hall, a place haunted by memories of a long-lost friendship and past betrayals, a place where all of his dreams shattered and died.
But the past is over and done with, and can no longer touch him -- or so Con thinks. He certainly does not expect to come face to face with Bryn Ellison again, the man whom he once loved beyond everything and who repudiated their bond in the cruelest way imaginable.
As snow and frost close in on Harrowcot Hall, Con's icy demeanour starts to melt while he grapples with old hurts and newly awakened passions. Will he give in to the lure of the past against his better judgement?
WARNING: This book contains a very grumpy earl, a dashing stablemaster, some ravishment in various places, several garden follies, a lot of snow, and a horse called Lancelot.
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Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Tropes: Class Differences, Coming Home, Enemies to Lovers, Forbidden Love, Reunited and it Feels So Good
Setting: A country estate in England
Languages Available: English
Freya on Sinfully: Gay Romance Book Reviews wrote:
"What elevates this novel is [...] the language and the research that have gone into the accurate portrayal of the Regency era and the traditions of the times. [...] I liked the idea of a gangly, innocent young man in love who is changed and emotionally frozen by a betrayal then returning as a man who, during his absence, has earned the soubriquet of the Ice Prince. The man is frozen, the landscape is frozen – both waiting for love and warmth to bring them back to life."
"Onto Bryn – the stablemaster whose betrayal sends Con into brood mode. Ohhh, he’s delicious and swoon-worthy. He’s a strong man who loves horses and treats them well – what’ not to love? A fan might be needed around him."