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The Sweet Flag

by Jeanne Barrack

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Jeanne Barrack first attempt to M/M romance has a nostalgic taste. It's a mix of contemporary-historical-paranormal.

Brandon is a journalist specialized in paranormal activity. Since he is gay, he is also very interested in a legend, The Vigilant Soldier. Every twenty years a soldier, Aaron, appears to vigil over the grave of a fellow soldier, Matthew, died during the Civil War. From small pieces of news, Brandon believes that the two men were lovers, and he wants to discover the truth about this apparent "ghost". To gain information, Brandon has no problem to use his "body" as bargain, actually Brandon is a very sexually easy man.

The night in which the ghost should appear, he was rescue by a sudden storm from a stranger man. Ron claims to be the guardian of Matthew's grave and when he takes Brandon to his home, Brandon finds that Ron lives like an hermit in a beautiful home that seems to be out from the nineteen century. Ron seems to know many things about the two lovers, Aaron and Matthew, and he makes a bargain with Brandon: in exchange of a week of Brandon's life as his lover, Ron will reveal all the truth about Aaron and Matthew. But more the time passes and more Brandon seems to be enthralled no more by the old lovers, but by his new lover Ron.

The book is written if first point of view and follows Brandon's thoughts. Like Brandon, also Ron seems to be a very "easy" man regarding sex, and so their relationship is from the start down and dirty. Ron has not a simple behavior, he sometime acts like a domineering man, and wants to be the Alpha of the moment, and soon after he seems to need the strenght and the reassurance of Brandon. Brandon instead is simpler, he has his scope in mind and he will do anything to reach it.

The story is not very long, little more than 100 pages, but it flows smoothly and enjoyable. Maybe a bit of an hurry in the last part, after spending so many time to entertain us with Aaron and Matthew's story, I'd like to know a little more on Ron and Brandon's ones. But one of the strenght of the book is also to have perfectly mixed present and past, making enjoyable both stories.
  elisa.rolle | May 22, 2008 |
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