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(Maiden Lane #6)

Genre: Historical Romance (Georgian)

Official Blurb 

WHEN A MASKED MAN . . .

Twenty years ago Maximus Batten witnessed the brutal murders of his parents. Now the autocratic Duke of Wakefield, he spends his days ruling Parliament. But by night, disguised as the Ghost of St. Giles, he prowls the grim alleys of St. Giles, ever on the hunt for the murderer. One night he finds a fiery woman who meets him toe-to-toe—and won’t back down . . .

MEETS HIS MATCH . . .

Artemis Greaves toils as a lady’s companion, but hiding beneath the plain brown serge of her dress is the heart of a huntress. When the Ghost of St. Giles rescues her from footpads, she recognizes a kindred spirit-and is intrigued. She’s even more intrigued when she realizes who exactly the notorious Ghost is by day . . .

DESIRE IGNITES A DANGEROUS PASSION

Artemis makes a bold move: she demands that Maximus use his influence to free her imprisoned brother-or she will expose him as the Ghost. But blackmailing a powerful duke isn’t without risks. Now that she has the tiger by the tail, can she withstand his ire-or the temptation of his embrace?

★✩★✩★✩★✩★

**Five Glittering Stars**

I think I am running out of words to describe just how much I LOVE this series! Time and again, Ms Hoyt enthrals me with her unforgettable characters, compelling plots and sensual romances.

MY THOUGHTS

This was not a man to be swayed by gentleness, beauty, or sweet words. He would bend – assuming he was even capable of bending – only for reasons of his own.

I didn’t particularly like Maximus in the previous books but there was just something about him that intrigued me. I wanted to know what shaped him into this cold, exacting man, so resolute when it came to carrying out his ducal duties. It soon became clear that, the traumatic events of the night he witnessed his parents’ brutal murder in the back streets of St Giles, had a far-reaching effect on the fourteen year old boy. Haunted by feelings of guilt, he believes he owes it to his parents to be the best duke possible. Sworn to bring their murderer to justice, he roams the streets of St Giles nightly in the guise of the Ghost of St Giles.

…she was merely the companion. She was there to fade into the background, which she did with admirable skill, even if she did say so herself.

Just as Maximus wears a mask, so does Artemis. On the surface, she is the prim and proper, spinster companion but, beneath that drab exterior, is a strong, intelligent and passionate woman just waiting to break free. I so admired her total devotion to her brother, Apollo, who has been wrongly accused of murder and incarcerated in Bedlam. She will do anything to see him set free, even blackmail the formidable Maximus.

The chemistry between these two is a heady mixture of raw, emotional intensity and all-consuming passion. I loved that Artemis finally sheds her drab existence, willing to take what she wants even knowing that an affair with Maximus could destroy her reputation.

“Have you no care for your reputation?” 

She stepped toward him until she was so close he fancied he breathed the same air as she and when she tilted her face up to look at him he saw that she wasn’t nearly as calm as he’d imagined.

“No,” she murmured, her voice a siren’s song, “none at all.”

I got more than a little frustrated with Maximus’ stubborn insistence on putting his ducal responsibilities first rather than following his heart. I did love him in his guise as the Ghost of St Giles…we get a glimpse of the real man, rather than the austere duke. I couldn’t imagine the duke rifling through Artemis’s chemises as the Ghost did!

There are so many wonderful secondary characters just begging for their own books…Maximus’ visually impaired sister, Phoebe; Artemis’ tormented brother, Apollo; the honourable Captain Trevillion; the enigmatic Asa Makepiece; the rakish Viscount D’Arque; the mysterious Hippolyta Royale.

The mystery surrounding the murder of Maximus’ parents provided an exciting backdrop to the romance and Ms Hoyt evokes the unsavoury atmosphere of St. Giles perfectly… the scenes in Bedlam were particularly chilling in their realism.


There were those who compared Bedlam to hell – a writhing purgatory of torture and insanity.

The Maiden Lane series is a MUST READ for all lovers of powerful, sensual and exciting historical romances. It is a series that should definitely be read in order, not only because of the interweaving plot lines, but every book is a fantastic read!

REVIEW RATING: 5/5 STARS 

SENSUALITY RATING: HOT

Read October 2013

The Maiden Lane series so far (click on the book cover for more details):

Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane, #1)Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane, #2)Scandalous Desires (Maiden Lane, #3)Thief of Shadows (Maiden Lane, #4)Lord of Darkness (Maiden Lane, #5)Duke of Midnight (Maiden Lane, #6)

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(Scottish Brides #2)

Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Official Blurb 

A wicked attraction!

Fashionable society widow Lady Mairi MacLeod cannot understand the dark passion that binds her to Jack Rutherford. He is everything she dislikes in a man, rakish, arrogant and charming, and she would prefer to forget the night of wicked passion that she spent in his arms.

But when Mairi is threatened by a blackmailer, Jack is the only man who can protect her. As they work together to uncover where the danger lies, their passion reignites. Little by little, the masks they wear burn away, and their most private secrets come to light…

Scottish Brides – Where Regency elegance meets Highland passion!

Publication date: 29 October 2013 

★✩★✩★✩★✩★

5 Passionate Stars

Ms Cornick drew me back to the wild Scottish Highlands with her second book in the Scottish Brides series… a compelling blend of passion-filled romance and intriguing mystery.

MY THOUGHTS

Neither of them gave away what really lay beneath

Beneath the arrogant, self-assured, confident and charming manner, Jack struggles with feelings of guilt and failure. However misguided, he believes he failed those he loved and blames himself for the death of his mother and sister. He sought solace in a bottle and only the efforts of his grandmother saved him from shame and humiliation and forced him to make something of his life. But he vows never to become emotionally involved with anyone again…he had the reputation for leaving a woman before the sheets were cold. When Jack reveals the full circumstances surrounding his sister’s death, I had an understanding of why, in his own mind, he carried this survivor’s guilt. He insists that everything he does is for selfish reasons… he has no honour…he is incapable of finer feelings…but his actions constantly prove that he is a worthy hero.

I had so much sympathy for Mairi. Like Jack, she is haunted by the past. Betrayed and hurt by her husband, forced to keep his scandalous secrets and burdened with the responsibility for the estates she inherited, Mairi has always had to be independent and strong. But she is tired of a life lived without color or excitement and I could understand why she longed to experience just one night of passion with a stranger. Events of the past have left her vulnerable and wary of any emotional ties. I love how gradually we begin to see the real Mairi, just as Jack sees her …complex, warm, passionate and sweet. In fact, she is a true heroine.

WOW!! Jack and Mairi’s journey was such an emotional roller-coaster. Ms Cornick captured all the subtle nuances of their heated and intense relationship. The chemistry between them was tangible…the sexual tension sizzling…the love scenes smouldering. But I loved the scenes where they each finally share their secrets. There is such a deep emotional connection that made their love for each other seem genuine and believable.

She stroked his hair and held him close as he fell asleep. She understood now why Jack was afraid to love anyone and why he did not want the responsibility of a wife and child. Her heart ached for him and she drew him closer into her arms. 

~~~~~

He raised a gentle hand and smoothed the hair away from Mairi’s cheek. She stirred in her sleep, making a soft sound and pressing closer to him, turning her face instinctively to his. Something like a fist clenched tight in Jack’s chest, sweet and poignant at the same time.

The mystery aspect of the plot held my interest and I only started to have my suspicions about the identity of the villain towards the end but there was a surprise twist I didn’t see coming and a nail-biting ending.

My only complaint was that the ending felt somewhat abrupt and so I’m hoping that we see more of Jack and Mairi in the final book in this series which features Mairi’s older spinster sister, Christina and Lucas Black, who makes a brief appearance in this book.

A passionate and sensual love story, memorable characters, a compelling plot and great writing make ONE NIGHT WITH THE LAIRD a highly recommended read.

REVIEW RATING: 5/5 Stars

SENSUALITY RATING: HOT 

Read October 2013

Scottish Brides series so far (click the cover for more details):

The Lady and the Laird (Scottish Brides, #1) One Night with the Laird (Scottish Brides, #2)

My sincere thanks to Nicola Cornick for providing me with an ARC of her book in return for an honest review.

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(The Blind Series #1)

Genre : Historical Romance (Viking) 

Official Blurb 

She’ll always fight for what she believes in…

Betrayed by a brother she hardly trusted before the bloodthirsty Viking, Jarl Randvior Sigurdsson, attacks her home, Noelle Sinclair is conveniently bartered as a means to save her cowardly sibling’s skin. Forced to leave her homeland and accompany the petulant Viking to the untamed wilderness of central Norway, Noelle is ever-aware of the burgeoning dangers around her—including her weakening resolve to resist Randvior.

Should Noelle surrender to his resplendent charms and seduction, or fight with every ounce of strength she possesses to get home?

★✩★✩★✩★✩★

This is Violetta Rand’s debut book and, although I did have some issues with the story, the interesting characters, the passionate romance and the intriguing plot make this a very enjoyable read.

I like how Ms Rand develops the romance between Randvior and Noelle. From their first meeting, it is obvious sparks will fly between the powerful, strong, stubborn Viking Jarl and the intelligent, strong-willed and equally stubborn, Saxon lady. There is just the right amount of sexual tension and passion between them and the love scenes are deliciously sensual. Their journey is no smooth ride though. They have to overcome their own innate prejudices and the machinations of those who conspire against them.

I enjoyed the fast-paced plot with all its twists and turns and the fascinating insight it provided into the Viking world. Ms Rand’s obvious research and attention to detail brought their complex world to life.

The secondary characters also played an important role in the story, particularly Noelle’s cowardly, despicable brother Brian, Randvior’s antagonistic, scheming mother Lauga and his witty, Scottish friend Brandon who brings some much needed humour to the story. I’m hoping he gets his own book!

What stopped me from rating the book 4 stars was that some of the language was too modern sounding…‘provocateur’, ‘wrap his head around the situation’, ‘caught with his pants down’ , ’infrastructure’. I am aware that it was Ms Rand’s decision to use modern language and I know this is not a problem for many readers but the choice of language is important to me. It is what helps create the right mood and atmosphere…what draws me into the story and transports me to another time and place. So, at times, I found myself pulled out of the story.

Overall, despite this criticism, I did enjoy BLIND ALLEGIANCE. I loved the characters, the romance and the adventure and definitely want to read Book 2, BLIND MERCY.

REVIEW RATING: 3.5/5 Stars 

SENSUALITY RATING: HOT

Read September 2013

I would like to thank Violetta Rand for kindly providing me with a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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Genre: Historical Erotic Romance (early 20th century)

Official Blurb 

The Desert Was Never Hotter…

Pride and passion vie for supremacy in this steamy re-telling of E.M. Hull’s romance classic.

A haughty young heiress for whom the world is a playground…A savage son of the Sahara who knows no law but his own…When pride and passion vie for supremacy, blistering desert days are nothing compared to sizzling Sahara nights…

“There will be inquiries.” I choked out. “I am not such a nonentity that nothing will be done when I am missed. You will pay for what you have done.”

“Pay?” His amused look sent a cold feeling of dread through me. “I have already paid… in gold that matches your hair, my gazelle. Besides,” he continued, “the French Government has no jurisdiction over me. There is no authority here above my own.”
My trepidation was growing by the minute. “Why have you done this? Why have you brought me here?”

“Why?” He repeated with a slow and heated appraisal that made me acutely, almost painfully, conscious of my sex. “Bon Dieu! Are you not woman enough to know?”

** NOTE** Due to differing copyright laws, this book is currently only available in the US, Canada, Australia, India and Japan.

★✩★✩★✩★✩★

I absolutely love THE SHEIK RETOLD! Victoria Vane adds her magical touch to this re-telling of E. M. Hull’s THE SHEIK.

I love how Ms Vane has reworked those elements of THE SHEIK that I disliked, whilst staying true to the original concept.

Ahmed is still the powerful, fierce, despotic leader who demands total obedience from everyone but Ms Vane has tempered his character with moments of tenderness, gentleness and vulnerability… as in this scene when his iron self-control slips a tad…

“You wear no undergarments?” he asked in a husky voice.
”This gown permits none,” I replied flippantly.
I felt as much a heard his sharp intake of breath and the press of his burgeoning erection against my bottom. Fumbling slightly, he slipped a long jade necklace over my head and stepped back from me.

Ms Vane has kept Diane true to her character…strong …resilient…fearless. Although she knows she must submit to Ahmed, Diane is determined not to be submissive…she will meet him on an equal footing.


Yes, I decided. I would take him as my lover – for as long as it suited me to do so.

Gone is the often tedious pacing of the original story. The SHEIK RETOLD is fast-paced with the perfect mix of tight narrative and sharp dialogue. The chemistry between Ahmed and Diana is tangible…the sexual tension sizzling…the love scenes smoldering. My favourite involves a bearskin!

Ms Vane has always had the innate ability to draw me into her stories with writing that is evocative, emotive and sensual. Her vivid images create a real sense of mood and atmosphere.


Like a stalking tiger, his mesmerizing gaze lingered on me with a hunger his languid manner could not disguise.

Victoria Vane proves once again why she is among my top favourite authors with this compelling and action-packed tale of passion, desire and love. Definitely a keeper!

REVIEW RATING: 5/5 Stars

SENSUALITY RATING: SIZZLING

Read August 2013

My sincere thanks to Victoria Vane for providing me with a copy of this book in return for a honest review.

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(Brothers Sinister #0.5)

Genre: Victorian Historical Romance

Official Blurb 

She will not give up…

Three months ago, governess Serena Barton was let go from her position. Unable to find new work, she’s demanding compensation from the man who got her sacked: a petty, selfish, swinish duke. But it’s not the duke she fears. It’s his merciless man of business—the man known as the Wolf of Clermont. The formidable former pugilist has a black reputation for handling all the duke’s dirty business, and when the duke turns her case over to him, she doesn’t stand a chance. But she can’t stop trying—not with her entire future at stake.

He cannot give in…

Hugo Marshall is a man of ruthless ambition—a characteristic that has served him well, elevating the coal miner’s son to the right hand man of a duke. When his employer orders him to get rid of the pestering governess by fair means or foul, it’s just another day at the office. Unfortunately, fair means don’t work on Serena, and as he comes to know her, he discovers that he can’t bear to use foul ones. But everything he has worked for depends upon seeing her gone. He’ll have to choose between the life that he needs, and the woman he is coming to love…

★✩★✩★✩★✩★

I admit that I am totally in awe of Courtney Milan’s books. Whether she is writing full length novels or novellas, her stories are original, her characters are unique and her writing is emotive, evocative and sensual. 

THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR, the prequel to the Brothers Sinister series, is a tender, romantic and passionate love story.

Hugo is such a wonderful hero. On the surface he is all ruthlessness and ambition but I saw the chinks in his armour when he treats Serena with such kindness. I love the scene where he takes her some towels, hot tea, sandwiches and an umbrella. It reveals the honourable man lurking just beneath that tough surface and Serena brings out the best in him.

I adore Serena… the way she refuses to be a passive victim and her determination to seek justice for what happened to her. She also has to cope with her agoraphobic sister, Freddy, and the often fraught relationship between them adds another interesting layer to the story.

The romance…the battle of wills, the witty banter, the flirtatious messages, the innovative, tender, sexy ‘pins’ scene, the heart-warming ending… is charming, believable and beautifully realised.

I cheered when Hugo finally told the Duke of Clermont some home truths and successfully turned the tables on him.

I would have preferred the Epilogue to have focused on Serena and Hugo and their HEA but the glimpse of the future heroes of the Brothers Sinister series certainly made me want to read their stories.

THE GOVERNESS AFFAIR has once again confirmed why Courtney Milan is on my auto-buy list. A definite keeper!

REVIEW RATING: 5/5 stars

SENSUALITY RATING : HOT

Read July/August 2013

Brothers Sinister series to date (click on cover for more details):

The Governess Affair (Brothers Sinister, #0.5) The Duchess War (Brothers Sinister, #1) A Kiss For Midwinter (Brothers Sinister, #1.5) The Heiress Effect (Brothers Sinister, #2) The Countess Conspiracy (Brothers Sinister, #3)– Dec. 2013
The Mistress Rebellion (Brothers Sinister, #4)– 2014

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(School of Gallantry #3)

Genre:Historical Romance

Official Blurb 

Educating one’s self in the art of love takes time…

Lady Caroline Arabella Starling has been in love with her older brother’s best friend, Caldwell, since she was thirteen. Unfortunately, too many things keep getting in the way of proving her love. Her four younger sisters, her mother, her brother, all of society and the man she loves himself. But where there is a will, there is a way, and Caroline is about to redefine not only respectability but true love.

Ronan Henry Dearborn, the fourth Marquess of Caldwell, lives to see himself through Caroline’s eyes but knows he is leading a life unworthy of her or her dreams. He will do anything to keep her from learning the truth about himself and his past, including keeping her at a distance. But when he and Caroline get tangled in a situation neither of them can get out of, the only way to create a happily-ever-after between them is to take up the advice of a French courtesan who re-educates them both in the art of love.

★✩★✩★✩★✩★

LADY OF PLEASURE is very different in tone to the previous two books in the series, MISTRESS OF PLEASURE AND LORD OF PLEASURE. Whilst these two were uproariously funny, this book is much darker…a compelling and intensely emotional story of friendship, heartache, love, understanding, forgiveness and redemption. It’s a story that really drew me in and elicited so many emotions as I was reading it. Ms Marvelle is an author who isn’t afraid to push the boundaries of historical romance. I admire her for tackling not only the subject of male sexual abuse but also touching on racial prejudice.

How I Imagine Ronan…

“I have always known there was something special between us. From the very beginning. From the moment I met you. You changed my way of thinking in a way I never expected and made me want to be perfect. Even though I wasn’t. Even though I knew I could never be.”

Ronan was such a tortured hero. I wanted to comfort the lonely fourteen-year-old Ronan who was so betrayed by someone he trusted. He lost his pride, his innocence and his soul. His sense of shame and self-loathing is so great that he has never been able to talk about what happened to anyone, even to his best friend Hawksford. He keeps all his feelings locked up inside. I understand why his friendship with Caroline is so important to him. She is the only unsullied thing in his life and he clings to their friendship like a drowning man. When he finds that his feelings for Caroline are more than just friendship, he is determined to distance himself from her rather than see her tainted in any way.

How I Imagine Caroline…

Love was not meant to be shared with the world. It was a secret romantic language between two willing hearts and two willing souls that only needed each other to survive. And, one day, she would know of such love with Caldwell. One day.

Caroline is everything I would expect of a member of the unconventional Hawksford family; uninhibited, independent, proud, outspoken and passionate. The anger, hurt and humiliation she feels when it seems that Ronan has betrayed all they shared and the devastation she feels on learning the true nature of her parents’ marriage reveal just how vulnerable she really is beneath that confident exterior.

Ronan and Caroline’s journey is such an emotional roller-coaster. Ms Marvelle captures all the charming, heartrending, poignant and passionate moments so beautifully:

The special friendship… 

She nestled her cheek against his embroidered waistcoat and achingly wished he could love her in the way she loved him. “Know that I will always love you. No matter how much or how little you have. No matter how hard you fall. I will be here for you. Always.”

The undeniable attraction… 

The warmth of his breath fanned her throat in uneven takes. Still buried in the curve of her neck, his full lips slowly, slowly dragged leaving a moist trail that cooled against the fire of her skin. The tip of his hot tongue suddenly slid across her skin just above her necklace, causing her to sway.

The Broken Heart… 

She had already turned toward him, tears still streaming down her face. And as those grief stricken blue-green eyes met his, he knew everything he had hoped to keep sacred between them was sacred no more.

The Desperate Plea… 

“A sixteen-year-old girl once told me she would embrace me no matter how hard I had fallen. I need that girl right now. I need her back in my life. I need her to believe in me in the way she used to. The question is, can she? Will she?”

The Heartrending Truth… 

For the first time since knowing Ronan, she felt as if she were touching more than his hand. She felt as if she were touching his soul.

The Kiss 

His lips parted hers slowly as if unsure as to what he should do. Her tongue met his gently and together, they became one. Her fingers and her toes tingled and went numb. She was Anne Elliot. At long last, she was Anne Elliot.
It was everything she could have ever dreamed of… and more.

♥♥♥

It was… delicious. Caroline’s lips were like all those strawberries he had dipped in cream. Her lips were moist and soft, yet firm. And her tongue was gentle, but playful, making him feel welcome and warm, yet in control. It was beautiful.
She was beautiful.

I love all the secondary characters, particularly the quirky Hawksford sisters who provide some lighter moments among the intensity of the romance. Here are two of my favourites.

“Aside from the braids, how do I look?”
Anne squinted up at her, crinkling her freckled nose. “Do you want our honest opinion? Because all those pimples make it very difficult to see your face.”

Anne sat up and glared at Mary. “How about I buy you a casket so you can sleep in it every night?”
Mary paused. “How much do you think one would cost? If I did want one for my room? Are they expensive? Do you know?”
Caroline groaned. “For heaven’s sake, Anne, don’t give her ideas.”

I like Ronan’s uncle who, despite their occasional spats, obviously loves his nephew as a son. I was conflicted about Lady Danbury whose meddling caused so much heartache, but I don’t see her as malicious, simply misguided. Lord Banfield, Lord Brayton and the Earl of Hawksford, the other ‘students’ at the School of Gallantry all make an appearance. The plots for this book and Lord of Pleasure (Hawksford’s story) run concurrently and it’s interesting to see the same events from a different perspective.

Delilah Marvelle proves once again why she is one of my top favourite authors with this moving love story. Definitely a keeper!

REVIEW RATING: 5/5 Stars

SENSUALITY RATING: HOT

Read July 2013

The School of Gallantry Series so far (click on the cover for more details)

Mistress of Pleasure (School of Gallantry #1) Lord of Pleasure (School of Gallantry #2) Lady of Pleasure (School of Gallantry #3) Night of Pleasure (School of Gallantry, #4)

My sincere thanks to Delilah Marvelle for sending me a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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(Lost Lords of Pembrook #1)

Genre: Historical Romance

Official Blurb 

Three young heirs, imprisoned by an unscrupulous uncle, escaped–to the sea, to the streets, to faraway battle–awaiting the day when they would return to reclaim their birthright.

Sebastian Easton always vowed he would avenge his stolen youth and title. Now back in London, the rightful Duke of Keswick–returning from battle a wounded, hardened, changed man–cannot forget the brave girl who once rescued him and his brothers from certain death.

Lady Mary Wynne-Jones paid dearly for helping the imprisoned young Lords of Pembrook, and she remembers well the promise she made to Sebastian all those years ago: to meet him once more in the abbey ruins where they shared a bold, forbidden kiss. While Mary is now betrothed to another, a friendship forged with dark secrets cannot be ignored. Unexpected passion soon burns dangerously between them, tempting Sebastian to abandon his quest for retribution and fight for a love that could once again set him free.

★✩★✩★✩★✩★

She Tempts the Duke is the first book in Lorraine Heath’s new Lost Lords of Pembrook series. An intriguing storyline, a scarred, tormented hero and a spirited heroine – this book had all the elements for being another winner from one of my favourite authors but it didn’t quite live up to my expectations.

“Comparisons are odious” I know, but I couldn’t help comparing Sebastian with Houston, the hero from another of Ms Heath’s books, Texas Destiny . Both are scarred from their wartime experiences and share feelings of guilt, although for very different reasons, but I never felt drawn to Sebastian with the same emotional intensity as I did to Houston. Perhaps it was the way Sebastian’s character developed. I just wanted to shake him until his teeth rattled for his obsession with Pembrook and his desire for revenge which totally blinds him to everything else including Mary. It takes a somewhat predictable life-threatening situation to finally bring him to his senses and make him realise what is truly important to him.

I like Mary. She is loyal, brave, kind and determined; everything a true heroine should be. She never pities Sebastian and, whilst he tries to hide his scars away in the shadows, Mary is never repulsed by them and sees them as a mark of his courage. I love the way she looks beyond his outward appearance to see the man he can be. She does have one TSTL moment towards the end of the book but I was willing to forgive that because of how fearlessly she helped the brothers escape and her continued championship of them throughout the story.

I like the interesting relationship between the three brothers who all carry their own scars both visible and invisible. Sebastian is tormented by terrible feelings of guilt for having abandoned Tristan and Rafe. When they all meet again, it’s very much as strangers; strangers who have suffered greatly but refuse to confide in each other. I look forward to seeing how their relationship evolves during the course of next two books and I admit to being really intrigued by the enigmatic Rafe.

The villainous Uncle David seems rather a shadowy background figure who doesn’t feature prominently until the dramatic climax. For me he lacked any real substance and I never felt that a very clear picture of him emerged.

Despite my criticisms, I did enjoy this book but just not as much as some of her earlier ones. Overall, it is a good, solid 4 star read.

VERDICT: A VERY GOOD READ

RATING: 4/5 Stars

SENSUALITY RATING: HOT

Read May 2013

The Lost Lords of Pembroke Series (Click on the cover for details):

She Tempts the Duke (The Lost Lords of Pembrook, #1) Lord of Temptation (The Lost Lords of Pembrook, #2) Deck the Halls With Love  A Lost Lords of Pembrook Novella Lord of Wicked Intentions (The Lost Lords of Pembrook, #3)

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