Guest Review: The Wrong King of Angel by Ruby Moone

A reluctant angel, three not terribly wise men, two gorgeous men on a starlit chase to find a child ... It can only be Christmas.

It’s Christmas 1817 and Captain Charles Farrington has accepted that he is destined to live alone. That is, until Christmas Eve, when a startlingly handsome man crashes into his home and his life.

Harry Valentine is a man on the run. A man with secrets. He hasn’t time to fall for the angel who rescued him and, in any case, he knows that once Charlie realises the truth about him, there will be no future for them.

Harry’s warmth makes Charles face up to the demons in his past and shows him that he can have a family. All he has to do is persuade Harry to stay. But Charlie knows that, despite whatever Harry says, he’s the wrong kind of angel for happy endings.

Reviewer: Shee Reader

Charles Farrington, retired army officer, has resigned himself to being alone, his predilections not being accepted as normal in his place or time.

He is settled in on a stormy Christmas Eve with a blazing fire, food left by his housekeeper and the blanket of snow over his cottage in North Yorkshire. Charles is dreaming of having a special man to share the festivities and his home, when, as if he conjured the man himself, there was banging at the door. On opening it, Charles sees the most beautiful man he has ever seen, frozen almost to death and soaked through, but beautiful nonetheless.

Henry Wilson (calling himself Harry Valentine) has endured many ordeals, the most recent of which brings him to Charles’ door. He is so close to dying of cold that he dreams a beautiful angel who kisses him with passion and saves him from the storm. As Henry wakes to see Charles is very real and carries a tray of food, Henry fears the angel will beat him for the kiss, but is shocked to see lust and want on the lovely man’s face.

The story leaps on from here at a good pace, it’s a fast and satisfying read, with easy to accept historical details even if the reader doesn’t often engage in historical MM romance. It’s not a trope I look for often but this one is highly enjoyable!

Harry starts off his engagement with Charles telling one lie after another, but as the heat flares between them, and Harry’s past arrives on Charles’ threshold, the truths come out thick and fast. Charles is a delightful hero to Harry and quickly gets embroiled, much to Harry’s delight, Charles is his angel.

A free copy of this book was given in exchange for an honest review.

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