Title: The Price of Temptation
Author: M.J. Pearson
Publication Date: September 1, 2005

Rating: ★ ★ ★  ☆
This is one that I was not at all expecting to like as much as I did. I think part of that is the historical fiction aspect (I’m finding that historical m/m romance – when well-written – has a way of pulling me in), but the story itself and the characters are definitely worth a read.

The slow build-up of the main relationship is one of those things that left me frustrated but also on the edge of my seat. The complexity of the characters and their personalities (including the supporting and side characters) really helps bring this world and story to life. The only reason this one didn’t pull 4 stars from me is because I felt like maybe it was just a bit long for the story being told – some parts were drawn out that could have been dealt with more swiftly. But it’s still a good story, regardless.

Content warning: [Sexual assault/torture references]