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Read Helpless mobi ¹ ✓ In London during the gross indecency trial of Oscar Wilde Douglas Shrove finds himself still haunted by memories of his dead lover while skirting violence blackmail and the affections of two men There are two who seek you outThat is what the gypsy told Douglas Shrove a few months after the death of his lover And the gypsy was right TTo understand One is what he seems and one is not and one is dangerousBut which is which Both men are attractive and attracted to himbut only one has a dangerous secret One of Douglas Shrove’s admirers could be his salvation if the other doesn’t destroy him first 45 starsDouglas a peer of the realm has recently lost his best friend and lover Two men are now competing for his attention one is an artist from a peasant background and the other from a reputable family of a Maruie Who will he choseThe story is set in the time of the Oscar Wilde trials in LondonI got angry at Douglas on Warrens account while heDouglas tried not to be shallow and snobbish sometimes he was exactly that always hounding Warren about his looks and appearance Never taking him out anywhere in polite society but visiting this same establishments with Mark his other suitor Mark got a better treatment just because he is of a better suited background Douglas made amorous advances on him while being usually reticent with Warren who needed to seduce him or lessSo you see the story was engaging and well written but after all the angst I felt it ended somewhat abrupt it would have been nice to know about what happened to the two evil guys Also this book is mostly plot driven so no prolonged sex scenethere are some but they are not discriptive or long

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A few months after the death of his lover And the gypsy was right Two men were vying for his affectionsMark Goldcrest an aristocrat like himself; a golden Adonis cool and discreetWarren Scott a shabbily dressed denizen of a Bohemian world that Douglas can’t begin It's been sitting on my harddrive for close to 4 years What a shame I loved the book I loved the predictability of it I loved how the author still managed to entice me into following the developing story made me hang onto to every word It was so easy to relax into the story which despite the transparency never lost its edgeAnother favorite from MJ Pearson

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HelplessIn London during the gross indecency trial of Oscar Wilde Douglas Shrove finds himself still haunted by memories of his dead lover while skirting violence blackmail and the affections of two men There are two who seek you outThat is what the gypsy told Douglas Shrove PLEASE do not be put off this book by the cover If you've looked at it and thought oh no BDSMtorture isn't my cup of tea then please read this review and perhaps decide to read it anyway Because frankly I don't know what Seventh Window was thinking with this cover It in NO WAY represents the book The Snidely Whiplash character doesn't exist in the book there's no half naked men bizarrely wearing jeans no one gets tied to a chair and there's a distinct lack of face fungus I appreciate that the artist has some talent but it almost feels like the cover was created for another book and they didn't want to waste it Frankly I consider it misrepresentationThe mark of this site for the book won't reflect the cover at all that wouldn't be fair but I wanted to get that out of the way straight away to encourage you to look beyond it and give this great little book a goI have to say I really really enjoyed this book We are introduced to our main protagonist Douglas straight away and we find he's reeling from the death of his lover who died a few months previously It's spring and the restlessness that often accompanies that season seeps into Douglas' consciousness and before he knows it he's going outside and walking about for the first time in ages You really feel the grief in Douglas' very bones he's walking around half dead himself but he's coming round slowlyThen as often happens two things happen to him in short succession He goes into a bookshop and is subtly chatted up by the owner a gorgeous aristocratic man and after that he feels sufficiently bouyed up that he doesn't really want to go home and instead spends some time in the National Gallery where he meets a scruffy artist who's really not his type but who intrigues him and whose art he's drawn to He finds that the artist knew Henry Douglas' dead lover and that gives them a common ground to discuss The blond hunk from the bookshop asks Douglas around for dinner and the artist gives Douglas his address saying he has some sketches of Henry he might like Men just like buses Nothing for months then two come at onceAs you can tell from the blurb this is the main theme of the book two men to choose from It's all about appearances and trust Who is right for him Who seems right and who is his type This is handled cleverly by introducing real doubt about both men and layering mystery on mystery Personally I would have liked to have seen this stretched even further than it was making me truly unsure about either man for me as it stood it was rather too obvious and I never really doubted who was good and who wasn't But that's possibly because I love being led by the nose down the wrong path and I'm sure that 99% of readers will find the device uite satisfactoryI was a little put off by the scene setting at the beginning There's a rather clumsy piece of As You Know Bob dialogue between Mark the bookshop owner and Douglas I can understand why it was there to establish that the Wilde indecency trial is on the horizon but the way they discussed it it was so obvious that it was there simply to tell the audience where and when we were and it jarred me It could easily have been done in Douglas' point of view but once we are past that scene there's no of this the dialogue is solid and I was swept away into the narrativeThere's much to like about the book The characters are vibrant and believable with surprises on just about every page There's excellent detail not too much for locations and houses Pearson doesn't prettify London in the late 1900's sights sounds smells are described well And overall it's a nice commentary on class servant roles and importantly the assumptions that people make about other people based on appearance titles family obvious wealth and their housesThe malemale romance that blossoms does so extremely well I was dreading that we'd go from Douglas being so broken hearted to leaping into bed with all and sundry but it doesn't work like that and the book takes its time and in that respect the grief is well represented Don't buy this book looking for scorching sex scenes because all of the sex takes place either behind a firmly closed door or is of the dot dot dot variety However this doesn't detract from what is a delightful love affair and a tightly plotted mystery which I'm sure will be enjoyed by anyone who picks it up as long as they can get past Old Snidely on the cover