8/10 Pots of Gold given by Alina to The Plantation Affair by Gregory Jonathan Scott
During a time when love between two chaps was not spoken of, Deklan and Logan found a way to bring their affair of the heart to life. One was the white son of a wealthy Plantation owner, and the other a black servant who worked the property to survive.
This romantic fairytale took place in the deep south of Georgia in the late eighteenth century where horse carriages and kerosene lighted lanterns brought a town to life. Deklan and Logan’s affair was ignited one night with the help of a mysterious man who magically appeared and then disappeared without a trace after leading them into the realms of love.
Love was found, Love was lost and then Love was found again in a spiraling and uplifting fairytale
between two lovable beings that were meant to be in love.
This was the most interesting take on Cinderella that I’ve ever read or seen in a movie. Late 19th century South, a mixed race male lead and his heir to the Royal family male love interest as the other leading man, a little magic, harsh realities, the occasional understanding friend, and the parent who always thinks he knows what’s best for his child.
Logan and Deklan are, before anything else, two lonely souls that don’t really know what’s missing from their lives before they meet each other. When they do, they immediately connect, no matter where they run into each other, or what they are wearing. The guardian angel sent from the dead father from beyond the grave does get Logan closer to Deklan during his birthday party, but these two would have found their way to each other regardless.
Sharing a love of pears, animals, and deep love for each other, Logan and Deklan have no easy way out. They find each other in a time where everyone sees two men together as a sin, the fear of being killed over it all to real. The fact that Deklan is rich doesn’t help them much, not with his father determined to marry him off to some poor girl that has no idea what she’s getting into.
I loved the search for Deklan’s runaway prince, simply because he recognized Logan before putting the ring on his finger. Logan’s jealousy at the friend who was aiding with the search was another nice touch. The story is sweet and touching, while keeping you on alert, waiting to see what happens next. Will they make it? Will they get caught? Will Deklan really have to marry the lass because his father is too pig headed?
Gregory Jonathan Scott’s style is quite different from what mm books I’ve been reading. Descriptive, peppered with introspection, flowing nicely, and switching between Deklan’s and Logan’s points of view. All in all, a lovely read, you should all try it!
My favorite quote:
Fate can’t be interrupted no matter how hard yourself or anybody else tries to stop it.
About The Author:
Gregory Jonathan Scott was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he met and shared a life with Scott that began just out of high school. Meeting by chance in Grand Rapids before relocating to South Florida where they live now with their lovable Shetland sheepdog and a sweet stray cat that showed up one day and decided to make their house a home.
As a child, Gregory was always told he had a creative imagination and the artistic ability to turn a blank canvas into an eye catching work of art. Shortly after high school graduation, and together with his true love Scott, discovered the thrill of pottery and ceramic art. Here is where the two of them opened a business for ceramists that quickly exploded before their eyes as the number one location for any hobbyist, storefront and scholastic industry looking for supplies related to ceramics and pottery. During this time, Gregory was approached by art magazines to write short articles and educational columns pertaining to the ceramic artistry. Captivating readers by his writing style grew fast, which ignited his desire to express himself further. From there, it began. Finding a love for writing, alongside his artistic hand, gave him inspiration to design and write this M/M romance Novel.
Gregory Jonathan Scott mostly enjoys writing M/M suspense novels mixed with bouts of Romance. Gregory and Scott are still together and are currently enjoying home life in South Florida.
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