The Best Laid Plans by Jade Falconer


Gay Historical

ISBN: 978-1-60659-069-0

Reviewed by Cassie



Times are tough during the depression, but not for William and his family.  His father, who owns a bank, encourages William to stay away from the unpleasantness in town.  Then he goes outside to read one day and is kidnapped!  His kidnapper, a man who calls himself John, turns out to be unexpectedly kind.  To his shock, William finds himself drawn to the man…

I enjoyed The Best Laid Plans for several reasons.  One thing I liked was that the story was set during the Depression, which is a time period I have rarely read about.  The time period made the kidnapping angle more believable, as a lot of people were probably driven to desperate acts during that time.  I also liked naïve, sheltered rich boy William, whose exposure to the world was very minimal.  His innocent responses to John, the surprisingly kind kidnapper, were sweet.  The love scenes were well-written, and I found myself really sympathizing with both men.  Several issues were dealt with too quickly and easily, but overall The Best Laid Plans was an enjoyable read.    


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