Fallen Rose: Book 2 | Sequel to Roses in the Devil’s Garden
Nights in the roaring city remind bright young things that life’s too short to take for granted. Tucked away in Times Square hides the Pantheon: a secret cabaret for wealthy gay men. Pretty young men in elaborate costumes and rouged lips are eager to please, and the champagne flows all night long. It’s a world of frivolity, fantasy, and debauchery. As Eros, the most sought after performer at the Pantheon, Julius uses his beauty and charm on enthusiastic patrons, but growing weary of superficial love, he longs to make a better life for himself.
Five years after being declared mentally unfit after surviving the trenches of No Man’s Land, Edward Joseph Clarence Junior pieced his shattered life back together. Now he’s ready to take on the family empire. To celebrate his thirtieth birthday, Edward’s cousin takes him to the most posh nightclub in town, the Pantheon. Falling under the sway of Eros, Edward and Julius find a love they’ve never imagined and the chance for a future they had only dared to dream about. But as Ares, a notorious gangster and Julius’s most important—and dangerous— client watches them, the threat to their love and their lives grows by the day.
Charlie Cochet is fast becoming one of my go to authors… Set in the roaring twenties and prohibition this is almost a m/m fairy tale. I loved it. The writing is fast paced and well written. At the end my only disappointment was having to leave the world of Edward, Maxfield, Albert, Julius and his friends.
~ Prism Book Alliance | Read the full review here.
I loved the characters. Julius, Lawry, Terry, Albert, Maxfield, Edward, Nathan and Harlan. Each one of them now has a place in my heart, and I’m so glad the author gave us the side stories of the secondary characters’ romances. I enjoyed the big screen production feel of the Pantheon stage settings—I swear I could hear the music playing in the background.
~ Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words | Read the full review here.
A Rose By Any Other Name is the building of a sweet romance that’s tempered by fear, jealousy, and danger. The descriptions and details Charlie Cochet offers make it easy to picture the Pantheon in one’s imagination, and its atmosphere, combined with its 1920s setting, plays like a classic film in the heyday of Hollywood’s most decadent days.
~ The Novel Approach | Read the full review here.
It’s sexy and sensual without being overly graphic but more importantly, it’s lip smackingly romantic. The more I look back on it the more I realise how good it was and I am so looking forward to more from Charlie in the historical field. She has such an easy style of writing that I just found myself floating through the whole story. A definite keeper and a must read if you’re a fan. As they would have said in the twenties…that was the Bee’s Knee’s!!
~ Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews | Read the full review here.
Cochet is the queen of historical fanciful fiction. She charms me away from reality and glides me into her creative worlds where I’m immersed in another era.
~ Attention is Arbitrary | Read the full review here.
I believed in the romance between them, and they are one of those couples that makes me want to say ‘awww, aren’t they sweet!’. I really liked the setting: 1920s swanky cabaret-slash-sex-club that is the Pantheon, with its secret corridors and dark booths where any number if illicit activities might take place. I kinda didn’t want it to end!
~ The Blogger Girls | Read the full review here.
Great characters, and interesting setting, very visual descriptions, good sex, good action, good connection between the characters, and a great ending!
~ Love Bytes Reviews | Read the full review here.
Goodreads M/M Romance Member’s Choice Awards Winner 2014 – Best Historical – 2nd Place
Best Covers of July 2014: Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
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