Author's Notes:
To Hold A Hidden Pearl (Rossingley #1) is an M/M contemporary romance centred around Rossingley, a fictional country house and estate in southern England. The first in the series, it can be read as a standalone

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Rossingley by Fearne Hill
Series Type:
Individual Stories
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Nine Star Press
24 May 2021
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A grumpy aristocrat, a closeted doctor, a vast country estate, and a priceless butter dish – welcome to Rossingley!

Dr Jay Sorrentino is getting married in ten days’ time to the girl of his dreams. So what the hell is he doing in a gay London club with a stupidly handsome stranger?

As if calling off the wedding and alienating friends and family isn’t enough, Jay also has to contend with starting a new job in a new hospital. The last thing he needs is for his prickly supervisor to recognise him.

Dr Lucien Avery, the unexpected and reluctant heir to the vast Rossingley estate, is difficult. Reclusive and miserable, he hates packed lunches, bland clothing choices, most of his colleagues, and supervising junior doctors. That is, until the delectable Dr Sorrentino turns up on his doorstep.

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We track the graceful birds for a while, swapping the binoculars between us.

“So, what do you do here all day, apart from watching birds and avoiding chopping wood?”

I’m rewarded with the shy smile again, and my stomach does a small flip.

“Oh, you know, the usual. Host gala balls, receive ladies for tea in the drawing room, alter the cut of my britches with my valet, terrorise the under footman. Swive the stable boy.”

I don’t know what swive means, but I can hazard a guess. “Very funny, Lucien. I’m a poor lad from a council estate in Wolverhampton. I haven’t got a clue what someone like you does to run a place like this in the twenty-first century.”

He sighs. “Nor did I until about eighteen months ago. I

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