What does a jaded earl see in a studious young man? Everything he never knew he was missing.
The dark, alluring Peter, Lord Northrup, is Stephen's every nighttime fantasy made flesh and he's in Stephen's bed, ready for passion. When Peter discovers the bedroom mix-up, he's ready to leave until Stephen begs him to teach him all the things he's only imagined.
The two men, visitors at a country house, begin a delirious, passionate affair with Northrup as teacher and Stephen his eager student. Peter knows their liaison is about hot sessions of sexual exploration, not love--and backs away when he sees shy Stephen's heart is involved. Passion and commitment can't coexist for men like them.
But Peter is haunted by memories of the summer fling and the quiet young man he spurned. But he may have taught him Stephen too well the lessons of a cynical roué.
This is a previously published book. Warning: Strong language and erotic content.
On the surface, Seducing Stephen seems like it will be a fun read of older gentleman teaching a younger man the ways of the world, but it becomes so much more than that the further into the story you get. I'll admit if I was asked to make a list of Dee/Devon stories with my favorite at the top, this one would probably fall towards the bottom of the list. Having said that though, it doesn't lessen just how much I enjoyed Seducing Stephen, I just don't know as it quite lives up to their other works. I love their attention to historical detail without it becoming a history lesson. Peter, Lord Northrup, may be a typical rich guy with no real cares as to what goes on beyond his circle and Stephen may be the typical student wanting to do his own thing but afraid to step up and tell his father the truth, but once they meet nothing is ever going to be typical again. Some might find fault or have issue with their instant connection but not me, I believe that there is that one person for everyone who makes everything else fall into place and that's what Peter and Stephen find, whether or not they accept that is something you'll have to discover for yourself.
I began telling stories as a child. Whenever there was a sleepover, I was the designated ghost tale teller. I still have a story printed on yellow legal paper in second grade about a ghost, a witch and a talking cat.
Writing childish stories for my own pleasure led to majoring in English at college. Like most English majors, I dreamed of writing a novel, but at that time in my life didn't have the necessary focus and follow through. Then life happened. A husband and children occupied the next twenty years and it was only in 2000 that I began writing again.
I enjoy dabbling in many genres. Each gives me a different way to express myself. I've developed a habit of writing every day that's almost an addiction. I don't think I could stop now if I tried.
Summer Devon is the pen name writer Kate Rothwell often uses. Whether the characters are male or female, human or dragon, her books are always romance.
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