An engaging romance by Elizabeth Hoyt and I loved every minute of it.
The chemistry between our two main characters is brilliantly played out. How theAn engaging romance by Elizabeth Hoyt and I loved every minute of it.
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 of Swartingham. When he first laid eyes on Anna, he thought everything about her was plain - except for her lips. His initial perception was proved otherwise only by his escalating feelings for her, or lust.
Edward later goes to a famous brothel in London, in hopes to put an end to his inexplicable want for Anna but things does not go as planned. After spending two passionate nights with an unknown prostitute (in which we all know who it turned out to be), in Aphrodite's Grotto, things start to become more complicated.
I found the writing simple and fluid. The pacing was nicely done and not in the least contrived. There were also some witty dialogues here and there, which made it a plus point.
I wonder if it's just me, but Edward somehow reminds me of Rochester from Jane Eyre. Especially his temper and his mannerism; and how both characters in the two books are not portrayed as good looking.
All in all, this is a book that I'd recommend to anyone who's looking for a good historical romance to read. ...more
Loved the story! Loved the interaction between the two main characters!
Meet Jack Francisco. A maxillofacial surgeon who happened to be at the wrong plLoved the story! Loved the interaction between the two main characters!
Meet Jack Francisco. A maxillofacial surgeon who happened to be at the wrong place, at a very wrong time where he witnessed a murder before his eyes. Being a man of honor and an upright citizen, he decided to testify and was put on a witness program - leaving all he has known behind. His family, career and friends.
Meet our other hero D. An enigmatic hitman with an equally mysterious past. Blackmailed into taking a hit on an innocent man, he meets Jack and realized that he could not put a hole in his head. Left with no other choice, these polar opposites formed an unlikely camaraderie and struggle to evade forces from all sides.
Gripping and suspenseful at the same time, I was drawn into the story from the very first page. The pacing was well-done and not once, I felt that the story was dragged on. Not only were the main protagonists nicely portrayed, so were the supporting characters. These characters were driven by their respective motivations and were pertinent to the story. But I won't say more, so do read it for yourself!
The ending was beyond my expectation and I couldn't ask for more. Also, if you love these two as much as I do, you're in luck. The author has published three related short stories featuring them. It's more or less, an epilogue. Again, I'd like to say that I highly recommend this if you're looking for a good read....more