ARC Review: The Shepherd and the Solicitor (Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon)

I want to take it slow with you, ease your sorrow and remind you of all the good things we live for…

The book opened in a gut-punching way — as aristocratic Daniel Pierce woke up in the dark four years after the event that broke his link to humanity; the event that made him leave London and emerged up north as reclusive shepherd Jacob Bennet. He lives his solitude life with his sheep and ewes and dogs. Until a solicitor from London, Gregory Tobin, manages to track him in attempt to find the heir of Pierce’s business.

I loved this book!! I thought the contrast of Bennet and Tobin’s character — Bennet was brooding, cynical, and grumpy; Tobin was positive, sunny, and determined; he named Bennet’s ewes for God’s sake — was engaging. In actuality, Bennet and Tobin only spent few days together at Bennet’s farm, but it still felt slow-burn. The pace between Bennet’s first reaction of Tobin disrupting his life until he realized how much Tobin meant for him was nicely done. I loved their conversations — it felt quiet but important — and I especially LOVED the part with the farm animals. Tobin helping the birth of ewes was one of the highlights.

I could also feel the difference between the quiet nature of the farm, with just Bennet and Tobin, with the busy and unfriendly tone of London — the city where Bennet/Pierce lost his first love. This difference was needed to make it convincing enough for the ending to happen.

Bottom line, The Shepherd and The Solicitor is a wonderful hurt/comfort story; another winner coming from the collaborative pen of Dee and Devon.

RATING: 4 out of 5


The ARC is provided by the publisher via Netgalley for an exchange of fair and honest review. No high rating is required for any ARC received.



25677846Title: The Shepherd and the Solicitor

Author: Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon
Genre: MM Historical Romance
Word Count: 50,677 words
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: September 29, 2015


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