Silent Sin, a 1920s Hollywood M/M romance

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Silent Sin

A 1920s Hollywood romance

When tailor Marvin Gottschalk abandoned New York City for the brash boomtown of silent-film-era Hollywood, he never imagined he’d end up on screen as Martin Brentwood, one of the fledgling film industry’s most popular actors. Five years later a cynical Martin despairs of finding anything genuine in a town where truth is defined by studio politics and publicity. Then he meets Robbie Goodman.

Robbie fled Idaho after a run-in with the law. A chance encounter leads him to the film studio where he lands a job as a chauffeur. But one look at Martin and he’s convinced he’s likely to run afoul of those same laws—laws that brand his desires indecent, deviant… sinful.

Martin and Robbie embark on a cautious relationship, cocooned in Hollywood’s clandestine gay fraternity, careful to hide from the studio boss, a rival actor, and reporters on the lookout for a juicy story. But when tragedy and scandal rock the town, igniting a morality-based witch hunt fueled by a remorseless press, the studio brass will sacrifice even the greatest careers to defend their endangered empire. Robbie and Martin stand no chance against the firestorm—unless they stand together.

Silent Sin delivers in spades with romance, drama, rich infusions of historical details, and a happy ever after worthy of the movies. This fictional romance, interspersed with actual stories from that era, made for a highly entertaining novel and one that fans of this author will not want to miss.
Joyfully Jay

I love historical romance, especially when it’s done well, and this is one of the best and most unique stories I’ve read in a long time! … It was absolutely un-put-downable.
May Archer

Author of the best-selling Love in O'Leary series

Sin ticks so many of my boxes:
✅ historical
✅ romance
✅ Old Hollywood
✅ friendships
✅ author’s respect for the era
✅ plenty of heart

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