Thrust and Riposte by Julia Talbot
Single Shot Clasics
Torquere Press
Gay Historical Romance (M/M)
ISBN: 978-1-60370-119-8, 1-60370-119-2
Reviewed by Sabella



Rene Godard is not enjoying the fencing lessons he is giving young Edmund, especially since the forbidding presence of Edmund’s tutor, Owen Tregarth, prevents Rene from seducing the young man.  But when Rene takes Owen up on a fencing challenge things take an interesting turn…

Owen Tregarth is stuck being tutor and body guard to Edmund, who just might be the most spoiled youth ever to live.  However, Rene is proving to be an interesting challenge, but will he be around long enough?

Thrust and Riposte is a fun story that has lots of fencing and hot sex using France and Italy as a back-drop.  Rene and Owen are entertaining in how they circle each other before and after coming together.  These are two gruff men that manage to find in each other what they need without becoming overly emotional but with lots of witty come-backs.  Thrust and Riposte is fun, entertaining and a great read for great for a slow afternoon.  Buy yourself Thrust and Riposte the next time you go shopping – you won’t regret it!


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