Richard Burrows has never been hired to save someone before, but at that price, he can't refuse. Getting in and out of Tyburn Gaol was easy, but what follows leaves the attractive widower bewildered and falling for the man he’s supposed to hand over in a week’s time. He had been told to rescue William Hinde—a young, beautiful brunet who was sent to the gallows. Richard likRichard Burrows has never been hired to save someone before, but at that price, he can't refuse. Getting in and out of Tyburn Gaol was easy, but what follows leaves the attractive widower bewildered and falling for the man he’s supposed to hand over in a week’s time. He had been told to rescue William Hinde—a young, beautiful brunet who was sent to the gallows. Richard liked dark hair, only it's usually belonged to women.Waiting to be hanged, the son of a well-to-do yeoman doesn't think twice when the strapping hero comes bursting into his cell, kills the guard and carries him away to freedom. Richard takes the lad under his wing and attempts to nurse him back to health on their journey up north. As the two become more reliant upon each other, they begin to dread the inevitable final destination and the heartbreaking separation they will have to endure....
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High Price Reviews
A Joyfully Jay review. 1.5 starsAwkward. That’s pretty much the only way to sum up High Price. It was one of those stories that had a lot of potential, but failed to capitalize on it. Instead, it deflated under the weight of uneven and occasionally just odd writing choices and a lack of relatable characters. The plot itself, though somewhat thin, was intriguing and definitely piqued my interest. A jailbreak and a desperate dash for freedom are always great ways to get things off and running! Unfortunately it couldn’t sustain itself much beyond those opening pages.Let’s talk about the writing first. There was no real flow or smoothness to it. Repetitive or peculiar word choices did a lot to completely distract me from the plot. Words such as “grotty” and the phrase “sack of spuds” were used far too often given the short length of High Price. And the word that distracted me so much that I could think of almost nothing else the rest of the story? Peepers. It was such a jarring word giving the context and implied time period of the plot. Additionally, there was an adjective overkill in High Price. In a way I appreciated the author’s attempt to build an imagined and descriptive environment for the characters, but this was just a step too far. Every little thing was described and done so to excess and to the point there was almost no real substance to be found. And often even when the flow of description worked, the adjectives were clunky and out of place.Read Sue’s review in its entirety here.