1) I had such high hopes for this, and they most certainly were not disappointed. If anything, I think it is a stronger book than the first, with even better character development, and an even deeper exploration of the gender themes/concepts. It works as a gay romance, a transgender romance, and an mpreg romance, all at the same time. I think what put it over the top for me was the exploration of the first book's consequences, especially those concerning the war.
2) This is a fascinating and fantastic book. Vicktor Alexander has created a richly complex alternate world where both men and women can either father or carrry a child.
The Servant Duchess Of Whitcomb (Scandalous Whispers Of the Remmington Realm #2) by Vicktor Alexander
Transgender Alternative Universe/Reality
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 27, 2015)
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Scandalous Whispers of the Remmington Realm: Book Two
Orley Garrick is known throughout Angland not only as the man with two dukedoms but also as the hero who survived a brutal kidnapping at the hands of Nafoleon's army, never once betraying the secrets of His Majesty. Still haunted by his memories, Orley pushes his crippled body to dangerous limits, all in an attempt to run from the demons of his past.
Until he meets Chester Boland, a maid in his friend's household. Orley is besieged by desire for this gorgeous male woman, and by a connection he cannot ignore. But there are those within the Remmington Realm who take issue with the Duke's choice-especially given Chester's Tafrican lineage.
Having stared death in the face and won, Orley proposes they steal away and elope. However, before they can begin their new life, they uncover dangerous secrets that go deeper than they could ever imagine-involving those they trust the most.
Orley and Chester must discover exactly how deep these secrets run before their enemies make sure Chester is removed from Orley's arms... forever.
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