Book Reviews

Two for Trust (Dreamspun Desires) by Elle Brownlee at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Doctors/Nurses/EMTs / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 15-May-2017

Book Blurb

A fairy-tale vacation—if he can get the ending right.


American nurse Finch Mason steps beyond the comfort of his orderly life and takes a dream trip to England, complete with a National Trust Pass so he can visit numerous historical sites. At the first one on his list, he’s warmly welcomed—and told he bought a pass good for two.


Finch doesn’t hesitate to offer the pass to Benedict, a handsome Brit also there on an outing. They spend a magical week touring the countryside, and while it’s too soon to get attached, Finch wishes their time together would never end.


Then Finch finds himself stuck abroad with no money, and he has no one to turn to but Benedict. Benedict is happy to help, but he also owes Finch some answers—such as who he really is and why he was at the estate where they first met.


Book Review

Fairy tales, vacation encounters, and secret identities that lead to all kinds of shenanigans are some of my favorite ingredients for a romance. And, lucky me, ‘Two for Trust’ has all of these in abundance. Add two great characters, some unfortunate circumstances, a robbery, and a little magic behind the scenes to the mix, and I am a very happy reader indeed!

Finch is a nurse, not generally likely to be spontaneous, and he likes things orderly, organized, and predictable. He has his visit to England extremely well planned, meets a great guy at his first country estate, and ends up wishing he could share the rest of his trip with the somewhat enigmatic Benedict as well. Then disaster strikes, and Finch is thrown into unexplored territory with Benedict as his savior.

The mystery as to who Benedict is wasn’t that much of a question mark to me, but I loved the slow unfolding and Finch’s shock when he figures it out. The two men are very different, yet somehow fit anyway, and watching them piece together the puzzle of their potential relationship was very entertaining. Benedict has some stuff to learn about wanting to control everything and keeping secrets, and Finch needs to let go a little and maybe add some spontaneity to his life, and it soon shows that they’re far better together than they are apart.

If you like romances with a little mystery, if some not-so-nice surprises that “force” the two main characters to work together are your thing, and if you’re looking for an entertaining read in a (mostly) countryside setting in rural England, then you will probably like this novel.





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Additional Information

Format ebook, print and audio
Length Novel, 252 pages/67537 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 15-May-2017
Price $4.99 ebook, $9.99 paperback, $9.99 bundle, $19.95 audiobook
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