Love at First Hate (A Porthkennack novel)
First impressions can doom second chances.
Bran Roscarrock has been living in the closet all his life. As heir to an expansive family legacy in the town of Porthkennack, old-fashioned ideals of respectability and duty were drummed into him since childhood, and he’s never dared to live—or love—openly.
Sam Ferreira, an old friend of Bran’s brother, Jory, is a disgraced academic desperate to leave his dead-end job. When Jory asks him to take over as curator of a planned exhibition on Edward of Woodstock, the fourteenth-century Black Prince, Sam leaps at the chance to do what he loves and make a fresh start.
But Bran’s funding the exhibition, and though sparks fly between the two men, they’re not all happy ones. Bran idolises Prince Edward as a hero, while Sam’s determined to present a balanced picture. With neither of them prepared to give ground, a hundred years of war seems all too possible. And if Bran finds out about Sam’s past, his future may not be bright, and their budding romance may be lost to history.
Reader discretion advised. This title contains the following sensitive themes:
very brief, non-detailed on-screen physical attack
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Themes: acceptance, age gap, angst, atonement, coming out, duty, enemies to lovers, family, financial gap / class disparity, fitting in, heritage, history, hurt / comfort, illness / injury, interracial/multicultural, pining / UST, power imbalance, self-discovery / self-reflection, workplace romance
Word Count: ~86,000
Page Count: ~325
Cover By: Garrett Leigh
Release Date: 09/01/2018
Release Date: 09/03/2018