Sunday, January 13, 2013

Review For Alike As Two Bees by Elin Gregory

 Today I was going through my reviews and decided to go back in time. I found a few historical fiction that were quite interesting.  Two are M/M and one is M/F with some F/F . All very intriguing stoires. so hop in  our time machine with us and lets stroll back. 
The first  we go way back in time to Classical Greece .

Alike as two Bees
Elin Gregory
Title: Alike as Two Bees
Series:   NA
Author:  Elin Gregory
Genre:   contemporary/ historic
Length: novella 
Publisher: etopia  press
Heat Level:  Mild
Heart Rating:  4
Blurb:    Horses, love, and the tang of thyme and honey…

In Classical Greece, apprentice sculptor Philon has chosen the ideal horse to model for his masterpiece. Sadly, the rider falls well short of the ideal of beauty, but scarred and tattered Hilarion, with his brilliant, imperfect smile, draws Philon in a way that mere perfection cannot.
After years of living among the free and easy tribes of the north, Hillarion has no patience with Athenian formality. He knows what he wants—and what he wants is Philon. Society, friends and family threaten their growing relationship, but perhaps a scarred soldier and a lover of beauty are more alike than they appear.
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Reviewer: Cat
Review:  The blurb above says it all.  Philon is a sculptor’s apprentice and is using Hilarion’s horse as his model. But it’s not only Hilarion’s horse that has caught his eye. Hilarion appreciates the fine work of Philon but appreciates the young man even more.
I found this a very sweet, loving, moving, and well written romance. The names and towns are slightly hard to pronounce but I know that is because it is old age. It doesn’t hurt the book at all. I found it heartwarming and sexy, I without any explicit sex at all.. It’s beautiful like a fine work of art. And when at the end you know why the title, yeah I cried. (not a sad cry)
I recommend this to anyone that likes horses, knights in shining armor (no real knights involved), fine art, sculptors, beaches, and historical Romance with a happy ever after. Also even if ya don’t think you like historical romance, try this one you may be a convert. I am.
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