Less Than All PDF Ý Less Than Epub / Ebook

Less Than All PDF Ý Less Than Epub / Ebook

Less Than All ➱ [Read] ➬ Less Than All By Lee Brazil ➼ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk A youthful indiscretion leads to a humiliating encounter between Nicholas Danville and Lord Victor Ware Nicholas returns home in disgrace, and Victor continues life in the Ton Years later, Nicholas s A youthful indiscretion leads to a humiliating encounter between Nicholas Danville and Lord Victor Ware Nicholas returns home in disgrace, and Victor continues life in the Ton Years later, Nicholas s reproving parents send him to town to attain a degree of polish before he prepares for life as a member of the clergy A chance encounter with an old friend leads to a new confrontation between Nicholas and Victor This time, the attraction between them burns brighter, Nicholas is old enough to Less Than Epub / know his own mind, and Victor is done with self denial From ballrooms to gardens and opera houses, Victor sets about proving that a passionate liaison between two men is possible even under the narrow gaze of the Ton.


10 thoughts on “Less Than All

  1. Serena Yates Serena Yates says:

    Where the setting for Regency romances doesn t really vary, the characters are what adds life to the stories Well, for me anyway I am no historian and will not judge the historical accuracy of the background beyond the fact that it sounded real to me The descriptions of the details added great flavor to what this was really about the confrontation between two men who each think they have it right Unfortunately their opinions are at opposite ends of the spectrum and so the battle of wills be Where the setting for Regency romances doesn t really vary, the characters are what adds life to the stories Well, for me anyway I am no historian and will not judge the historical accuracy of the background beyond the fact that it sounded real to me The descriptions of the details added great flavor to what this was really about the confrontation between two men who each think they have it right Unfortunately their opinions are at opposite ends of the spectrum and so the battle of wills begins.Nicholas is one bratty young man He was not willing to obey his society s rules when he was younger, and he has not changed a few years later when he is of age and gets another chance at the object of his dreams, one Lord Victor Ware But Nicholas is also an idealist, and is willing to hold out, or so he thinks, for what he dreams of Nothing less than true love In a society where homosexuality is still a hanging offense He is definitely in for one rude awakening Lord Ware is arrogant, knows it all, and has no patience for young men who have no idea what they are up against and even less experience Except there is something about Nicholas that attracts him deeply Just as a diversion before he settles down and gets married, as expected, to produce heirs, of course He, too, is in for a rude awakening.And that is the beauty of this story Both men are so convinced that they are right and set out to make sure the other guy knows it as well They don t even seem to notice how deeply they are involved until it is too late And even though loving another man is illegal, a society where gentlemen s clubs are the norm offers many opportunities for Nicholas and Victor to pursue variousand less risky trysts.If you like historicals, especially those set in the Regency period, and enjoy them as a setting, if you enjoy two strong men butting heads and sparring verbally at every opportunity as each man tries to convince the other he is right, and if love should be part of the equation even though it may sneak up on you, then you will probably like this novella


  2. Samington Samington says:

    Weird jumps in the narrative specifically the text s tendency to leave one scene in the middle and go to another scene, disparate in time and location made the plot feel clunky and disjointed It seemed as though there were places that Brazil had abandoned halfway through, meaning to go back to them, and just never got around to actually doing so, which did nothing for the quality of the book Otherwise, the writing was acceptable if occasionally a little sloppy, though there were glaring an Weird jumps in the narrative specifically the text s tendency to leave one scene in the middle and go to another scene, disparate in time and location made the plot feel clunky and disjointed It seemed as though there were places that Brazil had abandoned halfway through, meaning to go back to them, and just never got around to actually doing so, which did nothing for the quality of the book Otherwise, the writing was acceptable if occasionally a little sloppy, though there were glaring anachronisms and a lot of printing errors, both of which threw me out of the story I got pretty tired of Victor calling Nicky brat all the time it stopped being cute immediately, but relentlessly continued to appear Too many epithets, as well the big man, the saucy brat, etc etc.In terms of characters, I found it quite hard to like Victor He was a very classic regency hero tall, dark, brooding, and extremely manly , and unfortunately I ve never been fond of that archetype, but I had trouble with him beyond that His internal narrative bothered me, particularly view spoiler his plan to get a complacent wife who would have to accept his gay extramarital affairs, since it showed no concern for the feelings of anyone else Was it fair to the woman he planned to marry to be forced to endure such pain and embarrassment Would Nicky really like being Victor s mistress It didn t appear that Victor cared much one way or another, as long as he got to have his cake and eat it, too hide spoiler Victor was also uncomfortably domineering, constantly believing that he knew best for Nicky regardless of what Nicky said or did view spoiler This includes forcibly kissing Nicky after Nicky tells him not to, frotting against Nicky while Nicky struggles to get away, and continuing to penetrate Nicky with his finger after Nicky says no The text portrays all of this as acceptable, as Victor knows that Nicky wants it and Nicky does, always, eventually acquiesce and enjoy the experiences, but it was still very borderline in terms of consent hide spoiler Nicky was less egregious, but he vacillated between being a seductive minx and a blushing ingenue His opinions about Victor went back and forth as well when he needed to be loving, he was loving, and when the story needed drama, he was defiant, heartbroken, and obsessed with Victor s duty re siring an heir He had no consistency, and often felt like multiple people.The plot was very rote they went to balls, they hung out in townhouses, irrelevant characters were introduced and dropped without the plotlines being wrapped up until the end, when it took a turn for the bizarre None of the characters behaved like real people, and their motivations didn t make much sense Things needed to happen to wrap the story up, so they happened, regardless of whether it was reasonable or natural for them to do so The ending was dissatisfying as well


  3. Serena Yates Serena Yates says:

    Where the setting for Regency romances doesn t really vary, the characters are what adds life to the stories Well, for me anyway I am no historian and will not judge the historical accuracy of the background beyond the fact that it sounded real to me The descriptions of the details added great flavor to what this was really about the confrontation between two men who each think they have it right Unfortunately their opinions are at opposite ends of the spectrum and so the battle of wills be Where the setting for Regency romances doesn t really vary, the characters are what adds life to the stories Well, for me anyway I am no historian and will not judge the historical accuracy of the background beyond the fact that it sounded real to me The descriptions of the details added great flavor to what this was really about the confrontation between two men who each think they have it right Unfortunately their opinions are at opposite ends of the spectrum and so the battle of wills begins.Nicholas is one bratty young man He was not willing to obey his society s rules when he was younger, and he has not changed a few years later when he is of age and gets another chance at the object of his dreams, one Lord Victor Ware But Nicholas is also an idealist, and is willing to hold out, or so he thinks, for what he dreams of Nothing less than true love In a society where homosexuality is still a hanging offense He is definitely in for one rude awakening Lord Ware is arrogant, knows it all, and has no patience for young men who have no idea what they are up against and even less experience Except there is something about Nicholas that attracts him deeply Just as a diversion before he settles down and gets married, as expected, to produce heirs, of course He, too, is in for a rude awakening.And that is the beauty of this story Both men are so convinced that they are right and set out to make sure the other guy knows it as well They don t even seem to notice how deeply they are involved until it is too late And even though loving another man is illegal, a society where gentlemen s clubs are the norm offers many opportunities for Nicholas and Victor to pursue variousand less risky trysts If you like historicals, especially those set in the Regency period, and enjoy them as a setting, if you enjoy two strong men butting heads and sparring verbally at every opportunity as each man tries to convince the other he is right, and if love should be part of the equation even though it may sneak up on you, then you will probably like this novella.NOTE This book was provided by Silver Publishing for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews


  4. Valérie Valérie says:

    Que ce soit dans le contemporain comme pour le havre de Cliff ou encore Le parc l aube et m me sa sucrerie Parce que tu es toi une fois que vous avez savour la plume de Lee Brazil, il est tr s difficile de ne pas replonger Et ce n est pas avec cette tr s jolie romance historique que mon addiction risque de s arr ter, c est court mais d licieusement construit, avec un vocabulaire pr cieux qui vous plonge instantan ment dans l poque si libertine de la r gence anglaise Lord Victor Que ce soit dans le contemporain comme pour le havre de Cliff ou encore Le parc l aube et m me sa sucrerie Parce que tu es toi une fois que vous avez savour la plume de Lee Brazil, il est tr s difficile de ne pas replonger Et ce n est pas avec cette tr s jolie romance historique que mon addiction risque de s arr ter, c est court mais d licieusement construit, avec un vocabulaire pr cieux qui vous plonge instantan ment dans l poque si libertine de la r gence anglaise Lord Victor Ware et Nicholas George Danville se connaissent depuis un certain temps, car le second est le meilleur ami du fr re du premier, Nicholas a toujours ressenti certaines motions face au Lord, mais l attitude froide et guind e de celui ci l a toujours fait reculer Jusqu au jour o , le lord voit une sc ne entre son fr re et Nicholas qui va d clencher le feu qui durant deux ann es va couver puis exploser lors d une nouvelle rencontre C est une relation tr s coquine qui va s installer entre les deux hommes, une suite de rendez vous impromptus, tr s sensuels, un jeu de s duction men de main de maitre par Victor qui est un expert en la mati re Ce sont des sc nes libertines et l g res qui font corps avec l atmosph re libertine de cette p riode, Lee Brazil s tant inspir des amours de l poque pour donner corps ce couple Mais malgr l poque qui fermait les yeux devant certaines pratiques de l aristocratie, Nicholas sait au fond de lui m me que son amant a des devoirs, que cette romance n a qu un temps jusqu au moment o les r gles obligeront Victor faire ce qui doit tre fait Mais rassurez vous l auteur nous a concoct s un happy end cr dible qui lui aussi respecte le code du Ton C est vraiment une romance historique d licieuse, pleine de charme, la plume de Lee Brazil ayant t parfaitement traduite, le style anglais un peu d mod avec son vocabulaire si raffin est un pur plaisir


  5. Dianne Hartsock Dianne Hartsock says:

    A sensual, beautifully written story of lust and seduction and the danger of falling in love in those times Another favorite


  6. T. T. says:

    This story begins in the year 1813, England Lord Victor Ware is busy doing the books, so to speak, but decides it s too nice a day and goes to join his younger brother Peter for horseback riding Peter brought his good friend Nicholas for his visit to one of his brother s homes, and Ware catches the two of them playing around in the barn Ware quietly sends Nicholas home and says nothingFast forward to 1815, Ware is a bit obsesses with Peter s friend Nicholas, or Nicky, and even his mi This story begins in the year 1813, England Lord Victor Ware is busy doing the books, so to speak, but decides it s too nice a day and goes to join his younger brother Peter for horseback riding Peter brought his good friend Nicholas for his visit to one of his brother s homes, and Ware catches the two of them playing around in the barn Ware quietly sends Nicholas home and says nothingFast forward to 1815, Ware is a bit obsesses with Peter s friend Nicholas, or Nicky, and even his mistress resembles him Ware returns to his home to find Peter and a group of his friends, drunk, laying about in his parlor One of those friends is Nicky, so this of course, makes him lose his temper which eventually leads to a confrontation with Nicky Keep in mind, this is the early nineteenth century England, the Napoleonic War is happening in Europe or at least is winding down The punishment for those convicted of sodomy in England was the death penalty until 1861 I love Wikipedia So knowing this, Ware is still pursuing Nicky who is afraid of two things being caught and charged with buggery, thus humiliating himself and his family and he s afraid Ware will break his heart These things do not mean there isn t any smexy time between the men though There is a lot of not quite sneaking around, but at least quietly finding dark, secluded spots for the two of them All right, just so you know, I love Regency Romances, starting with the original Jane Austen So I have read what a friend of mine refers to as the real thing from Austen through modern authors writing them as well I also happen to love Lee Brazil s writing and have almost all of his work My biggest problems with the story revolve around knowing history and how dangerous it was in that period to secretly or openly be homosexual, or have that kind of sexual relations Luckily Mr Brazil did not ruin it by turning the story into one with the deaths of the two characters If he had this wouldn t be four stars Mr Brazil has, as usual, created a solid story with some wonderful characters I m happy I read this


  7. Lena Polskaia Lena Polskaia says:

    C est un plaisir de retrouver la jolie plume de Lee Brazil, qui m avait enchant e avec le Parc l aube, pour une romance MM historique qui nous projette sous la R gence anglaise, le temps d un court r cit en trois actes Le jeune Nikki aime les gar ons, et tremble l id e de ce que la soci t et la loi lui r serve s il tait un jour d couvert Car si les lords riches et puissants peuvent ais ment se jouer des codes de la soci t , et d tourner les foudres de la loi, ce n est pas le cas des cade C est un plaisir de retrouver la jolie plume de Lee Brazil, qui m avait enchant e avec le Parc l aube, pour une romance MM historique qui nous projette sous la R gence anglaise, le temps d un court r cit en trois actes Le jeune Nikki aime les gar ons, et tremble l id e de ce que la soci t et la loi lui r serve s il tait un jour d couvert Car si les lords riches et puissants peuvent ais ment se jouer des codes de la soci t , et d tourner les foudres de la loi, ce n est pas le cas des cadets sans fortune ou des gens du peuple que l on envoie en d portation Tour tour craintif, provoquant, timide ou luxurieux, Nicholas provoque la col re, mais aussi le d sir du beau Lord Ware, dont il est amoureux depuis ses 16 ans Deux ans apr s avoir t loign par Victor, les deux hommes se retrouvent Londres, et commence alors un nouveau jeu de s duction Les sc nes piquantes, la peur, le d sir, la fuite, l homme exp riment aux larges paules, et le bel ph be de vingt ans aussi sexy qu attendrissant on retrouve tout ce qui fait le succ s, mais aussi un peu les st r otypes de la romance historique Avec toutefois les interrogations et les secrets inh rents la vie et aux amours des homosexuels cette poque et malheureusement encore aujourd hui dans de nombreux pays du globe , qui en font galement l int r t Sans oublier les sc nes sensuelles, parfaitement r ussies Le tout bien crit, document , et parfaitement traduit un grand merci Jade Baiser J ai pass un agr able moment Je reste tout de m me un peu sur ma faim quand l avenir du couple Comment concilier les seules perspectives d avenir de Nikki, qui n a pas les moyens ni le rang d un oisif, avec une relation longue dur e avec son amant L auteur nous laisse dans l expectative, l o pour une fois, j aurai appr ci un pilogue


  8. Nic Nic says:

    Nicky the brat and Victor the Lord make a fabulous combination in this historical romance It s set in the Regency period don t tell anyone but I have no idea what this really means so I can t comment at all on the accuracy of the book but I liked the sense of time and place as captured by the author and how it reflected in the characters and dialogue Lord Ware lusts after his younger step brother s best friend, Nicholas Nicholas has been walking a fine line, frolicking with his friends Nicky the brat and Victor the Lord make a fabulous combination in this historical romance It s set in the Regency period don t tell anyone but I have no idea what this really means so I can t comment at all on the accuracy of the book but I liked the sense of time and place as captured by the author and how it reflected in the characters and dialogue Lord Ware lusts after his younger step brother s best friend, Nicholas Nicholas has been walking a fine line, frolicking with his friends it appears some frotting wrestling among boys is acceptable and lusting after the Lord feelings Victor reciprocates Nicky s a younger son, destined for the clergy,and believes he and Victor don t have a future Victor has a responsibility to marry and provide heirs And so begins their relationship as Victor chases and Nicky comes and runs, over and over.I liked these two together and they sizzled in the bed and the ballroom, and the gardens, and all the other places they grabbed a moment I was interested by Nicky s response to giving himself to the LordBe dammed to you, Ware I ll not yield to you on this I have told you repeatedly that I will not allow this act You choose to delude yourself into believing that I willTurns out that Nicky was the one who was deluded My only minor disappointment with this story was the ending It wrapped up in a nice happy for now but I didn t quite understand the actions of Victor s cousin and wanted to find outof what happens between Victor and Nicky Maybe a sequel is in order 3.5 stars This book was provided by the publisher for the purpose of providing an honest review for Because Two Men Are Better Than One


  9. J.L. J.L. says:

    I was given a copy of this book to review Great characters, enough conflict, pacing was perfect, and yes, smokin hot sex Those are all important to me in an erotic novel But I also need a great story This book has it all.I love the story.It had me thinking of Victor s responsibilities as a Lord who must marry to produce an heir He s enad with Nicholas Danville from the moment his half brother Peter brings him home on holiday Finding that Nicky does swing his way just makes it worse.Ni I was given a copy of this book to review Great characters, enough conflict, pacing was perfect, and yes, smokin hot sex Those are all important to me in an erotic novel But I also need a great story This book has it all.I love the story.It had me thinking of Victor s responsibilities as a Lord who must marry to produce an heir He s enad with Nicholas Danville from the moment his half brother Peter brings him home on holiday Finding that Nicky does swing his way just makes it worse.Nicky had my sympathy for having to become a priest preacher because that was the responsibility of the third son, who by the way, in some cases were cut off after school because all monies and property went to the firstborn son Nicky has always been infatuated with Victor The older he gets, the infatuation grows He still feels the humiliation of being throw out of Victor s home when he meets the man years later But that doesn t stop him from doing what he s longed to do kiss Victor There begins the chase And he presents the chase so wonderfully.It also brought to light the fact that males of their stations, in 19th century England, do grow up surrounded by other males They grow deep friendships It was common for friends to become lovers No one cared that they turned to one another as youths It was once they were grown that they were required to set aside their youthful antics Not unlike norms in society today.The ending made me wantMaybe there s a sequel to their story just waiting to be written I d like to see them years later.So while I read erotic novels for hunky males and smokin hot sex, but it s the story that keeps me coming back time after time


  10. Vastine Bondurant Vastine Bondurant says:

    I d never read a m m Regency romance before I d only read one Regency romance at all since high school But, having remembered my youth and the delight my best friend and I took in pouring over and trading Regency romance novels, I really looked forward to Less Than All by Lee Brazil.And did this book meet those expectations Yes.By the prologue, I was already hooked There I was, immersed in a lovely, intoxicating voice that brought to mind some wonderful blend of Georgette Heyer and Barbara C I d never read a m m Regency romance before I d only read one Regency romance at all since high school But, having remembered my youth and the delight my best friend and I took in pouring over and trading Regency romance novels, I really looked forward to Less Than All by Lee Brazil.And did this book meet those expectations Yes.By the prologue, I was already hooked There I was, immersed in a lovely, intoxicating voice that brought to mind some wonderful blend of Georgette Heyer and Barbara Cartland only deliciously used to tell a love story between two men in Regency England The prose was very what can I call it era And yet Brazil s own distinct style, his own personal dash of sexiness took the novel to sensual levels that my friends and I only wished our worn out books in high school would have dared to go.The main characters Nikky and Victor What a chemistry they shared Young, beautiful, fair Nikky and swarthy, virile, experienced Victor Sexy, sexy, sexy.Theirs was not a simple affair None could be between two men in this era But their attraction was just too strong to resist the boundaries set by the social standards Whether the unlikely but extraordinarily sensuous duo find a way to make a relationship work is worth the read to find out.Very much worth the read


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