To have a name, or to have a man? That is Jackson's dilemma in
JACKSON'S PRIDE by Lynn Lorenz. Jackson, a big man of much strength and
skill, has made his living as a mercenary, no title to bear. Until
his father summons him to Baymore, where Jackson hopes he will
finally be acknowledged as Lord Baymore's eldest son.
But the journey there intersects with Will Holcombe's, who has been
strung up for his romantic intentions with a young man. He believes
himself dead when Jackson comes along and returns his freedom,
cutting free the ties that bind him. But now Will must wonder—after his
tireless search for a man to share his life with—if Jackson may be the
very man he's been looking for.
JACKSON'S PRIDE weaves romance, adventure, and one's search for
identity into a tightly packed story. The scenery and use of language throughout
the story paints a vivid world full of potential for love and threats dear to one's
I enjoyed the story. The only thing that was done to excess were the
love scenes, which I believe there could have been one or two less of.
The actual setting itself is so well-lit and illustrated that I wanted to
explore it more, or explore even further into the characters' conflicts
and struggles, to add greater stakes to their intimacy. The author does
a great job of catching and keeping the reader's attention with archaic
language that cements the setting nicely, and I would love to see more
of this author's work in the future.
When Jackson rescued Will from the tree where he'd been left
tied after nearly being beaten to death, he never imagined
he'd fall in love. But Will's struggle to survive, his dry
sense of humor, and his aching vulnerability, spark true
feelings for the handsome son of a duke. But Jackson,
landless and without title, must leave the man he has grown
to love to find his destiny at his father's castle in Baymore.
Will fell in love the moment Jackson cut him down and held
him in his arms. Jackson is everything Will had been
searching for, a man of honor and strength, with a gentle
soul. A true noble man, despite his lack of title. And for
Will, titles mean nothing, but love is everything.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual
content, graphic language, and situations that some readers
may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, male/male
sexual practices, strong violence, voyeurism.