Lord Heliodor’s Retirement
Author: Amy Rae Durreson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
American release date: May 31, 2015
Format/Genre/Length: E-book/M/M Fantasy Romance/52 pages
Overall Personal Rating: ★★★★★
Lord Adem Heliodor has been sent into retirement, but it’s not exactly his choice, it’s the queen’s. But he can hardly argue with her. He knows he’s not the same man, ever since the Screaming. Still, it’s hard to accept being put out to pasture and not being a part of things any more. Which makes him a bit testy. Which explains why the new librarian accidentally dropping books on his head rubs him the wrong way.
Heliodor has been closed to love for many years, after his time with a certain handsome guardsman who left for war and never came home. But life is funny, and things can change, and Heliodor finds himself in the middle of things again—and fighting for life and love once more.
This is a very short story, but oh, how wonderful it is. I fell in love with Adem and Cory, and was sorry to see their story end. I pray the author has more adventures in store for them.
She sweeps us into their lives and makes us love them, and root for them to stay together. It’s very well written, and it’s a definite twist on the traditional Regency story. I shall be looking for more stories by Amy Rae Durreson in the future.