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She writes beautifully, tells a great story, pays remarkable attention to historical details I’m a stickler for thatand is realistic in her depiction of human emotions and relationships. David and Jonathan suffered incredibly in loving one another and their road back to each other is heartrending. They become lovers when Jonathan comes to work as an apprentice as the forge owned by David’s father, but then David runs erasyes and joins the King’s army setting is the English Civil War when he’s falsely accused of rape by a local girl trying to trap him into marriageand since he tends to lie every time he opens his mouth even Jonathan doesn’t believe his denials.

It just wasn’t the right story for me. While the ending made me smile, it was a li I enjoyed this.

The main thread with David and Jonathan was great, but there were a number of digressions that seemed unnecessary overall. I’m going to go metaphorically scratch my head for a brief moment before I metaphorically shrug and literally move on with my life.


As an author, transgresisons delivers the srastes package. Trangressions is Erates’ second transvressions and is a worthy successor to her firs I discovered Erastes as an author about a year ago and she has earned a place on my list of favorites. And though his father treats them both as if they were brothers, David’s feelings toward the shy Jonathan develop as they hide their growing physical relationship. The yard was clear, clean as a whistle, every log, every twig gone, swept up.

No doubt about it, this is David’s story and as the book went on, I found myself wanting to read his parts and the other stuff–not so much. The midwife had said they had been as alike as two peas. Dec 15, Mary rated it liked it Shelves: The only thing I didn’t like so much was that one of the scenes was a torture scene which was a bit too explicitly violent for my liking.

Transgressions by Erastes

David treats Jonathan like a beloved pet, and Jonathan basks in the little attention trznsgressions receives from his personal angel. Jan 17, Danni rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was challenging to switch between the erasges scenes and perspectives, especially when other characters are introduced and some of the story is written from each character’s point of view.

Erastes’ Transgressions might be the most recent book of hers to be released, but it’s one of the earliest works of fiction she’s tackled. Lists with This Book. Feb 23, Angela rated it it was amazing.

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He could transgressioons help but resent it, however, even though his father never beat him for his transgressions, never got angry with him. Secondly, I was left with a number of questions at the end of the book both in terms of other characters erastws fate we never discover and in relation to David and Jonathan’s relationship. Unfortunately, I read this while on a trip to Yosemite: This also means enjoying a sunny day at the creek, swimming naked and enjoying time with friends.


Retrieved 14 December I just adored this novel — it had me gripped from the very first page. The fact that he figures it out–he needs a man, but doesn’t love all of them–is even more interesting.

And, yes, I knew her. David’s maturity comes not only from fransgressions as a soldier and learning to cope with living a harsh life, but also the relationships he forms with other men after he and Jonathan separate.

Yes, it’s a historical, but I didn’t find it slow moving at any point. And there’s one bad guy who’s so deliciously twisted though charming in public that I know if he was in a contemporary he’d have a pair of leather pants on standby. Erastes knows how to pace a story, while still giving enough description to give you a vivid picture of England during the Civil War.

Haha Just kidding, it already is and I still read it. Of course, getting the two into bed together is just the beginning.