Memories by Ruby Moone. 4*
BLURB: Will Marsden is a man on the run from his memories and his past. Steward of Denton Manor was a good position until Captain Dearne, the owner, lost the manor on the turn of a card. When the feckless Dearne is dumped unconscious and near death on his doorstep, Will grudgingly accepts an enormous sum of money to care for him.
Dearne regains consciousness but has no memories of how he came to be in the bed of a dark-haired, angry, but gorgeous man or how he came to be so badly injured.
When nightmares drive Dearne into Will’s arms every night, the attraction between them explodes. As Dearne battles with lost memories, he is forced to accept the fact that someone in his family wants him dead, and Will is forced to confront his past head on. Will the revelations uncovered tear them apart?
My Review: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. I don't usually give quotes from a book but this one sums up the story line beautifully:- “Me trying to find my memories, and you running away from yours.”
I really enjoyed the whole interaction between the two main characters as the fought their way to an understanding of each other. I loved that Ms Moone doesn't pull the punches about what it meant to be a homosexual in those days and how it affects every day decisions and behaviour. I was very happy with the ending too - very tidy solution.