So, I read a great book over the past few day’s. It was one of those books that transports you to another place and time, and I greatly needed the distraction. I have not made a habit of doing book reviews on my blog, but feel the need to share my thoughts on this one.
This book kept me up turning pages at night. I adored both the hero (Harry) and the heroine (Lady Anne). Harry proved to be a rouge with a heart and his actions touched my soul. I rooted for him to find his way as the story unfolded. Lady Anne proved to be a relatable character and I sympathized with her on many levels. She knew her heart and mind as was not afraid to follow where they led. Both of these characters had strengths and faults that made them endearing and real. The author did a fantastic job of making the characters, story, and setting three dimensional. I recommend this book to all historical romance readers.
Here is the book blurb for those who want to more:
Polite Society doesn’t take Lady Anne Adamson seriously. However, Anne isn’t just another pretty young miss. When she discovers her father betrayed her mother’s love and her family descended into poverty, Anne comes up with a plan to marry a respectable, powerful, and honorable gentleman— a man nothing like her philandering father.
Armed with the heart of a duke pendant, fabled to land the wearer a duke’s heart, she decides to enlist the aid of the notorious Harry, 6th Earl of Stanhope. A scoundrel with a scandalous past, he is the last gentleman she’d ever wed…however, his reputation marks him the perfect man to school her in the art of seduction so she might ensnare the illustrious Duke of Crawford.
Harry, the Earl of Stanhope is a jaded, cynical rogue who lives for his own pleasures. Having been thrown over by the only woman he ever loved so she could wed a duke, he’s not at all surprised when Lady Anne approaches him with her scheme to capture another duke’s affection. He’s come to appreciate that all women are in fact greedy, title-grasping, self-indulgent creatures. And with Anne’s history of grating on his every last nerve, she is the last woman he’d ever agree to school in the art of seduction. Only his friendship with the lady’s sister compels him to help.
What begins as a pretend courtship, born of lessons on seduction, becomes something more, leaving Anne to decide if she can give her heart to a reckless rogue, and Harry must decide if he’s willing to again trust in a lady’s love.
And here is some info on the author:
USA TODAY Bestselling author CHRISTI CALDWELL blames Judith McNaught’s “Whitney, My Love!” for luring her into the world of historical romance. While sitting in her graduate school apartment at the University of Connecticut, Christi decided to set aside her notes and pick up her laptop to try her hand at romance. She believes the most perfect heroes and heroines have imperfections, and she rather enjoys torturing them before crafting them a well deserved happily ever after!
Christi makes her home in southern Connecticut where she spends her time writing her own enchanting historical romances, chasing around her feisty six-year-old son and caring for her twin princesses in training!
And finally some buy links that I hope you will use because this is a fantastic read: