An imprisoned heart finds escape in forbidden love.
No pride. No privacy. No hope. Academic John Gilliam thought being caught embracing another man was the worst that could happen. Until he agrees to “treatment” at an asylum, where a vicious attack leaves him shaken and afraid.
But having all means of writing or reading taken from him… That is a serious threat to his sanity. Then a moment of kindness from an asylum attendant begins to restore his dignity.
Sam Tully feels sorry for the patient everyone calls “the professor,” but with a back injury that cost him his job on the docks—and without the education that would have bettered his position—he tries to keep his head down, and a tight lid on his attraction to men.
As John prays for freedom, he grows closer to the gentle, innately intelligent Tully. In spite of themselves, forbidden attraction leads to touches, kisses, and more. But there’s something other than curative treatments going on at the asylum. When John and Tully uncover a heinous conspiracy, their very lives are in danger.
Heroes & Heartbreakers, Jennifer Porter
The Gentleman’s Madness is a tough, emotional read, but well worth the effort. John and Tully’s love is a forbidden one, making for some serious angst.
Joyfully Jay Reviews, 4.25 stars
I loved them together, this fragile relationship built in this terrible environment fraught with danger, but somehow able to flourish. And I especially liked the epilogue and seeing where these men end up.
Jessewave Reviews, Andrea
A good, heartwarming, slow-burn romance set in an environment which riddled me with anxiety.
Rainbow Reviews, Lena Grey
I love Summer and Bonnie's lyrical style of writing, which is so in tune with the time period, putting me right there in the story along with the compelling action and brilliant, real characters. I highly recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a romantic historical story which also involves intrigue, danger, intensity, sexuality, and a happy ending.