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Paper Valentine

By A.J. Llewellyn

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London, 1840. At the height of Victorian hypocrisy, two men meet and fall in love. Their romance is forbidden, punishable even by death, but their passion blossoms thanks to a paper Valentine.

Saint Valentine's Day has become a new and very popular day for lovers. Thousands of Londonites are clamouring for the ideal romantic gift. While men buy chocolate and posies, they yearn for something more unusual, more personal. Enterprising brothers Aldon and Samuel Barnaby hit upon the idea of paper Valentines, creating lavish presentations decorated with silk, lace, and paper flowers.

Aldon is fortunate to have his perfect valentine going to his expectant wife, Geneve, but Samuel still longs for his own true love, pouring his heart and soul into his beautiful creations. Samuel's romantic verses inside his paper Valentines are in huge demand, yet not a single local girl can lay claim to his heart…because his passion lies not in a woman, but another man—Jude, a handsome but shy widower.

Jude's heart, haunted by grief, hasn't been ready to consider marriage again. But slowly, through his inclusion in the Barnaby family's lives…and his frequent excursions to stop and stare at the Barnabys' shop window…he begins to wonder in what direction his future lies.

Can Samuel possibly allow his heart to explore love with another man? Could Jude ever love him in return? He sends Jude an exquisite, anonymous paper Valentine, not suspecting that his entire world is about to be turned upside down…

General Release Date: 14th February 2011

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Heat Rating: Burning  
Format: EBOOK  
ISBN: 978-0-85715-464-4
Word Count: 21,987
Language: English
Book Length: NOVELLA
Pages: 67
Genres: EROTIC ROMANCE
GAY
HISTORICAL

About the author
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A.J. Llewellyn

A.J. Llewellyn lives in California, but dreams of living in Hawaii. Frequent trips to all the islands, bags of Kona coffee in the fridge and a healthy collection of Hawaiian records keep this writer refueled.

A.J. never lacks inspiration for male/male erotic romances and on the rare occasions this happens, pursues other passions such as collecting books on Hawaiiana, surfing and spending time with friends and animal companions.

A.J. Llewellyn believes that love is a song best sung out loud.

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  Reviewed by Customer

In this AJ Llewellyn novel we meet Samuel and Jude. Both men fit the classic image you would have of London in the 1840's. Samuel and his Brother Aldon are printers and hatch an idea to make paper...

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  Reviewed by Queer Magazine Online

This is a very special story. Tender, gentle, mostly leisurely and slow like the less hectic period it's set in, it nevertheless grabbed my attention on page one and didn't let me go until the end...The...

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