Thursday, July 28, 2016

Valet by Jet Mykles

Tyler has never worked for a great house, let alone one with the history and prestige of Rose Hall. He feels unqualified for the post of footman, but hopes his experience as concierge of a fine hotel might count in his favor.

Following the deaths of his parents, Earl Johnathan “Johnnie” Rose has come into his inheritance. Now he's returned home to Rose Hall with his siblings to settle in as lord of the manor and earl of Roseton. Then his eye falls on the stunning new footman with the blond curls and shy smile. From that moment, Lord Johnnie's intention to settle in takes on a whole new meaning.

Longing for a relationship more intimate than master to servant, and determined to taste those pretty lips, Johnnie offers Tyler a promotion as his personal valet. Thrilled by the promotion and the chance to tend his lord, Tyler's naïveté and sense of propriety don’t let him see the offer for what it is—until he’s lured into the earl's bed.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Jet Mykles is a new-to-me author, whom I found to have a flowery, romantic writing style loaded with a lot of description to set the scene.

While I enjoyed Valet, it wasn't to my tastes, since I had no idea when and where this was set, with alternate spellings of specific words such as days of the week and months. From what I gathered from other reviews, this was with characters from another series set in another story.

Tyler moved back home with his family, leaving his job at a hotel. He sought a new position, in order to add financial security to his family, which led him to Lord Rose. Tyler was a very reserved character, who lived to serve, and I found him enjoyable to read.

Lord Rose – Johnnie was immediately taken by his new footman. Wanting him to the point of distraction, he offered the man the coveted position as his valet, so they could be together more intimately, which led to the slow hunt of a cat going after a mouse.

Definitely recommend this to fans of the author, those who love a romantic title with description of the setting, the location, the characters, and the clothing worn. A guilty pleasure read featuring two lusty fellows who can't get enough of one another.

Why the 3 stars instead of 5?

I'm not a lover of overly descriptive books, to the point where at least a paragraph to describe the clothing and features of the character coming on scene, or the pattern on the wallpaper, as it jars me from what action is taking place or breaks up dialogue. There were instances where I had to back-click a page in order to confirm what was being answered between two characters' conversation, as something was being described in between. This slowed the pacing down for me.

With me not knowing, until now, how this title had a slightly fantasy bent, with it being characters from another series set in another story, the following was difficult for me to digest. I guess my tripping point was how three brothers, most of their staff, and the majority of all male characters set in a historical romance world were all gay, even if it was the fad of the times – that sort of erases natural persuasions, as if you choose your sexual identity because it's the 'it' thing to do. The rest of the males were warning Tyler of Johnnie's intentions.

Overall, I enjoyed the story, but the author's writing style and I do not suit.

As far back as junior high, Jet used to write sex stories for friends involving their favorite pop icons of the time. To this day, she hasn’t stopped writing sex, although her knowledge on the subject has vastly improved.

An ardent fan of fantasy and science fiction sagas, Jet prefers to live in a world of imagination where dragons are real, elves are commonplace, vampires are just people with special diets and lycanthropes live next door. In her own mind, she’s the spunky heroine who gets the best of everyone and always attracts the lean, muscular lads. She aids this fantasy with visuals created through her other obsession: 3D graphic art. In this area, as in writing, Jet’s self-taught and thoroughly entranced, and now regularly uses this art to illustrate her stories or her stories to expand upon her art.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Valet (Rose Family Chronicles #1) by Jet Mykles to read and review.

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