The Raven Prince (Princes Trilogy #1)
There comes a time in a woman's life when she must do the unthinkable - and find employment. For the widowed Anna Wren, that means taking a job as female secretary for the Earl of Swartingham. Secretaries are always male - never female - as Anna well knows but the real downfall of her career is the realization that she is falling in love with Edward de Raaf - the Earl. But...more
Anna and Edward are characters that get shoved into closets and overlooked when it comes to romance novels. They are both over thirty. Neither is drop-dead-gorgeous. Neither are shinin...more
Edward said to Anna:
"I am in you, and you are holding me. There is no going back from this moment."
LITTLE BATTLEFORD, ENGLAND, MARCH 1760
I don't want to give away too much and of course I don't want to spoil your reading experience. That's why my synopsis will be super short. Suffice to say that Edward de Raaf, the fifth Earl of Swartingham, meets Anna Wren while falling off his gelding--oh, please excuse me, Edward--you did not fall off, you were unseated. *cheek...more
I cannot believe that I have spent so long avoiding Elizabeth Hoyt! I tested whether I had been right in thinking she wasn't the romance author for me when I read Wicked Intentions a week and a half ago ... and discovered that I had been so, so wrong! From reviews and summaries, I had always thought that her books were a little too wild while being short on actual story/substance, but I could not have been more wrong a...more
Historical Romance - 3.5 stars!
With his hands at the back of his head, squeezing water from his hair, his muscles stood out in sharp relief. The sun glinted off his flexed arms and chest, and his black underarm hair curled damply. Rivulets of grimy water, mixed with blood from ewe, ran down his chest and arms. His low-slung breeches clung to his hips and thighs, delineating the bulge of his manhood. He looked quite pagan.I so wanted to love this book. I really did. But for some unknown reason...more
4 overheated kitties
Pheewww... what a mind-blowing read. It was...
Looks like I can't write a review. Give it a try if you're in the mood of HR with high level of explicitness without loosing the beauty of the romance itself.
If I may give an advice - based on my own experience - reading it in public place is not a wise thing to do.
So many things irritated me with this book. The first time Anna sees and hears Edward she thinks of one thing..is that how his voice so...more
Bertemu dengan si Earl misterius, Edward de Raaf., Earl of Swatingham yang pemarah di tengah jalan, dan hampir tertabrak kudanya....Anna Wren tidak tahu jika nasibnya akan berubah hari itu juga ...
Kehabisan uang warisan dari suaminya , Anna mencari pekerjaan menjadi governes dan malah mendapatkan tawaran jadi sekretaris sang Earl yg berwajak penuh scar bekas chiken...more
One of the problems with reading a very popular romance novel after everyone on the planet has already read it, is trying to find something to say about why you loved it that isn't the same as everyone else. Everyone has already talked about story, the depth, the meaning, the writing, the Beauty and the Beast angle, the main characters, the steamy scenes - what's left?
I loved this everything about this book. It's going on my favourites shelf - where I keep the books that I re-read and l...more
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Anna and Edward start off on rough ground after he almost tramples her on the road. She gives him some witty, sassy talk which surprises him. He is gruff and has a short fused explosive temper.
Edward is very self conscious of his severe scarring from having the pox when he was young. This bout with the pox, took his whole family when he was a young teen, he was the only one who survived. He finds in his life many people are r...more
Impoverished widow Mrs Anna Wren needs to find a job if she doesn't wish to starve to death, luckily Edward de Raaf, Earl of Swartingham needs a new secretary as he has managed to scare of the latest one with his quick and extremely loud temper. Anna isn't so easily frightened away and as their friendship grows, so does their desire.
For my first read of 2013 I decided to start with a series that I know I love, so I chose the Princes Trilogy, its mixture of romance, passi...more
The first book I picked up of Elizabeth Hoyt's was To Seduce A Sinner from her Four Soldiers series. I don't know what it was that made me decide to choose that as my first taste of Hoyt - I think I read the first chapter on her website and it lured me in. I do know that while I enjoyed the writing well enough, the story and characters didn't overly impress me. Here's a tip to anyone who hasn't yet tried Elizabeth Hoyt - don't start with the Four Soldiers ser...more
Update- Added this book to my "favorite book not published in 2010" shelf.
Set in the late 1700's when powdered wigs were still the rage, we first meet Our Hero and Heroine when they all but crash into each other on the road. His horse get startled and unseats him into a puddle when he happened upon her making her way home from the village. Although Edward berates Anna for startling his horse she stands up to him and makes an impression...more
Anna Wren is a widow going on for 6 years and lives in Little Battleford with her mo...more
It was a perfect combination of romance, plot and steam. Add to that the incerpts of The Raven Prince myth precluding every chapter, it was a winner!
Anna was a very relatable heroine and I felt awful for what she had to endure while married. I also loved how now, being widowed, she questioned so...more
We have a story of a earl and a widow who have both been married and been through it all. The widow, Mrs. Anna Wren and earl, Edward become boss and employer to each other and sparks fly between the two of them. I found it frustrating that it felt like they wer...more
"4.5 stars" The Raven Prince was an enjoyable read which I thought had some rather unusual elements. As I read the first chapter or so of the book, I was reminded of one of my all-time favorite romances, Loretta Chase's Lord of Scoundrels. While The Raven Prince does bear some resemblance to Lord of Scoundrels, it is still very much it's own distinctive story. Much like their counterparts in Lord of Scoundrels, Edward can be rather temperamental and boorish, while Anna is...more
I don't think I can add anything that hasn't already been said in the hundreds of fabulous reviews for this book, but I will say Edward was HOT HOT HOT! Smallpox scars and all. Anna's a extremely lucky lady, indeed. A very well written book and I loved how the Raven Prin...more
The Dark, Delicious and Dreamtastic.
Okay, here goes nothing.
I've owned this book for sometime now, but whenever came a time when I needed a new book to read, I would hedge out of picking this one up -and I still don't know why- even though the cover held a sort-of conspiring hold on me since I never could completely ignore its presence.
After reading this novel, I think I need to concede once again and repeat: Elizabeth Hoyt really is an amazing write...more
I dont usually read erotica, but I think this likely fits the bill. It is the most explicit book I have ever read, in any case. A...more
The chemistry between our two main characters is brilliantly played out. How they can see it is what's beneath that's most important is truly the highlight of the story.
Anna Wren have been widowed for 6 years. When the funds her late husband left behind could not support her and her mother-in-law anymore, she decides to do the worst possible thing that a woman could do back then - to seek employment.
Edward de Raaf is the Earl...more
The Earl is described as ugly and Mrs. Wren, his (gasp) female secretary, is *plain*.
But his eyes are quite nice and his build isn't half bad. And her mouth, well, HE dwells on her mouth.
He NEEDS a family, having lost his entire family to the pox, and he must have a "good breeder" with good breeding to carry on the name.
But he sure is drawn to his secretary...with her lovely mouth.
He's got an engagement lined up, but needs to quell those urges so he's off to a brot...more
I still don't think you get it. First I loved the main character. Anna is an impoverished widow who still has to find a way to feed her household. A lady simple does not work. Selling the odd bit of stitching and lace is acceptable but pounding the pavement in search of waged employment just isn't done. She inspires...more
Re-read #1: Continuing my "widows in love" re-read streak (started with The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie and to potentially end with Untie My Heart), I enjoyed this spin through THE RAVEN PRINCE. In true form, I skipped most of the villain's scenes and focused on the h...more
Ironically, Ch. 3 is were I started getting bored. The Big Mean Earl didn't seem very Big and Mean to me. The heroin never really caught my interest. I...more
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His face blanked for a second before it cleared. He glanced at the dog in consideration. 'I don't think so. He would outrank me.”
“Mr. Durbin’s sheep have begun to lamb, and I wanted to see how the ewes are doing.” He cleared his throat. “I suppose I should have told you about today’s outing earlier.”
Anna kept her eyes straight ahead and made a noncommittal sound.
He coughed. “I might’ve, had you not left so precipitously yesterday afternoon.”
She arched a brow but did not reply.
There was a lengthy lull broken only by the dog’s eager yelp as he flushed a rabbit from the hedge along the lane.
Then the earl tried again. “I’ve heard some people say my temper is rather . . .” He paused, apparently searching for a word.
Anna helped him. “Savage?”
He squinted at her.
He frowned and opened his mouth.
She was quicker. “Barbaric?”
He cut her off before she could add to her list. “Yes, well, let us simply say that it intimidates some people.” He hesitated. “I wouldn’t want to intimidate you, Mrs. Wren.”