A duty bound earl and a jewel thief might find forever if he can steal her heart…
Robert Cooper, the Earl of Brougham must marry in order to fulfill his duty to the title. He’s decided on a rather mild mannered, biddable woman who most considered firmly on the shelf. But, her family is on solid financial ground and has no scandals attached to their name.
Lady Emily Winterburn, sister of the Earl of Dunmere, is not what she seems. With a heart as big as her wild streak she finds herself prepared to protect her brother from his bad choices, even if it means stealing from the Ton. But marrying their way out of trouble is simply out of the question. What woman in her right mind would shackle herself to a man, let alone one of the notorious Lustful Lords?
Cooper’s carefully laid plans are ruined once he must decide between courting his unwilling bride-to-be and taming the wild woman he caught stealing–until he discovers they are one and the same. And when love sinks it’s relentless talons into his heart? He’ll do anything to possess the wanton who fires his blood and touches his soul.
Romance | Adult Fiction | Historical Fiction
***Received a copy for a Blog Tour in exchange for an Honest Review***
Well shake me silly and give me a willy comrades, I do believe I have found a new author to gush over in the Historical Romance world! Cheese and crackers did I thoroughly enjoy Taming His Hellion Countess. I am definitely going to be adding Sorcha Mowbray to my must buy list! TBR be damned…
So first things first, lets actually get into a review, shall we?
Normally when you think Historical Romance, many readers think – ugh no, that is what my mother would read; and probably nine out of ten, you would be right. But this is that one time you would in fact be extremely incorrect. This is definitely something that younger groups of diehard romance porn lovers would gush over. There is the typical swoonage, the courting idea of that timeframe in the plot but in my opinion, this is as far as it goes in that spectrum. Lustford Lords series is about a particular set of men with a particular sexual appetite and their sparkling personalities are beaver drool worthy. What else I noticed is not only does this dive into men with a sexual taste that isn’t really developed in this type of genre, but it still has that ‘falling in love with the unlikely woman’ trope. Dare I say this is just a hot mess of blends that is deliciously developed and I could not stop…
And of course, a romance would not be complete without the mention of the characters? I mean I am basically nudging that conversation above anyways, might as well dive into it more.
Mowbray has created some interesting characters. Something about Historical Romance that you see a lot of times where it is really heavy in the time era, so you have the dutiful hero and even with strong female leads they have a certain presence about them, like a timid damsel. This is no where bad, I love diving into a good historical romance where the time era is very much evident in the plot, but with these characters it wasn’t entirely that case.
Cooper is most definitely the hero. His personality seeps out sex appeal, literally the pages are drooling for him. He is smart, cunning and definitely quite the charmer, which I may still be sweating from just that first chapter of him… whew. And even though he is the hero per say, he isn’t. His hero ‘swoop in’ complex is a little more self gratifying for himself rather than to save the damsel. I say this because above all, for majority of the novel he is out for himself and his pleasures – he is a self hero. Emily is obviously the off limits damsel in distress that poor Cooper must save… ew – not so much. Don’t get me wrong, she has an impending issue, one that could use some saving if you ask me, but she is not weak. Emily is a great deal of things but weak and inferior is not in that vocabulary. Possibly stubborn, wild, and maybe more headstrong than anything.
Their personalities really clash from the start, this is what I enjoyed most. Between Cooper’s selfish personality and Emily being this stubborn headstrong sort, they really butt physically. They have this obvious physical connection but as the plot continues this evolves into the emotional issues that have with themselves and ultimately together. Cooper is trying to teach Emily her missed sexual opportunity, enjoying her body, again for his own selfish purpose while Emily is trying to keep herself at arms length emotionally while holding her families issues on her shoulders to try and solve.
So there is a lot of back and forth on trust and the actual romance building between them. At certain points though their relationship does evolve on so many levels it makes my head spin. They are talking, figuring out each others wants and needs which obviously goes into an all out sex-a-thon that made even my loins sweat. I think this is what I liked most about their connection, no not just the sexy time, but how the romance flowed for them.
What can I say, I am hooked. If you enjoy a delicious historical romance with a sexual twist of delicious proportions, then might I say I highly recommend this one! It was funny, it was such a phenomenal writing style that I have already decided I will continue on with this series. I am loving Sorcha writing style! Sign me up for some more please and thank you!
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His Hand-Me-Down Countess (Lustful Lords, #1)
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Sorcha Mowbray is a mild mannered office worker by day…okay, so she is actually a mouthy, opinionated, take charge kind of gal who bosses everyone around; but she definitely works in an office. At night she writes romance so hot she sets the sheets on fire! Just ask her slightly singed husband.
She is a longtime lover of historical romance, having grown up reading Johanna Lindsey and Judith McNaught. Then she discovered Thea Devine and Susan Johnson. Holy cow! Heroes and heroines could do THAT? From there, things devolved into trying her hand at writing a little smexy. Needless to say, she liked it and she hopes you do too!
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