For Men Like Us
After his lover dies trying to lend him aid at Salamanca, hopelessness becomes Preston Meacham's only way of life. Despite his best efforts and with no pride left, he sells himself for a pittance at a molly house, the mindless sex giving him his only respite from the horrors he witnessed.
The Napoleonic War left Benedict Wilmot haunted by the horrific acts he's forced to commit, as well as torture at the hands of a homophobic superior. As the battle rages around him, a weak and beaten Ben is ordered to kill a fellow redcoat, else face a ghastly death himself. Even in his dreams, he can't escape the memory of the man he killed.
When their paths cross, Ben feels an overwhelming need to protect Preston from his dangerous profession, because, as he explains, "The streets are dangerous for men like us."
This is a beautiful story of two broken people finding love with each other. Ben makes a place for them and men like them where they can live happily. I loved this glimpse at how this sort of relationship would have been approached back then. I love that it was written to fit the time period, often times these types of books gloss over the fact that times were different back then. I hope you guys enjoy this one as much as I have! It was a great read!! - Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
For Men Like Us is a beautifully crafted book with wonderful writing by Brita Addams, but that does not surpise me at all. I have read and loved other books of Ms Addams as well. However, this is up there as a favourite of mine. - Kazza - On Top Down Under Book Reviews
Loved the way the author developed her characters. Very romantic story of two men that captured my interest from the first paragraph. I loved the historical setting and the atmosphere of the book. I've read other books by this author including Tarnished Gold that I enjoyed very much. I liked the way the relationship between the two main male characters evolved from a business to a loving one. This writer tied all the plot points together at the end and made for a very satisfying read. - Boots
Better written than many in this genre. An intriguing plot, if a little lacking in credibility. I'd read this again. - AJ Winter