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Lord Hunter's Cinderella Heiress

(Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  105 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Betrothed…to the wrong man!

Building a life away from her bullying family, schoolmistress Helen Tilney now needs to convince her childhood sweetheart she's a worthy bride. Standing in her way is Lord Hunter—the man Nell has just discovered she's betrothed to!

Hunter's offer of marriage to Nell came out of guilt, and now seems less than appealing! So when she asks for his he
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 17th 2017 by Harlequin Historical
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I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars, rounded up.

I saw that. I saw you rolling your eyes and saying “another Cinderella book?!” In principle, I’m with you – while Harlequin/Mills & Boon book titles are (thankfully) bereft of cutesy song lyrics and faux film titles, they can sometimes be rather dreadfully unimaginative. But, much as with the case of another Harlequin Historical I reviewed recently (Pursued For The Viscount's Vengeance), Lord Hunter’s Cinderella Heiress is a much
Gwessie Tee
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recieved in return for an honest review.

Naughtiness 3.5*

Fantastically Beautiful. Absolutely loved this book very much indeed to the point where I literally read it in one go. I could not put this book down had to find out what happens on the next page after reading the one before. This truly is an amazing read having read Laras published books to date I always end up loving the one I've just read, even though I adore them all. It has most truly been an honour and privilege to read it and I cann
Lord Hunter’s Cinderella Heiress is the first book in author Lara Temple's Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies Series. This is the second book I've had the pleasure of reading from Ms. Temple and it blew me away! So much more in this story than you might anticipate with the title.

Gabriel, Lord Hunter and Nell (Helen) first meet when Nell is seventeen and Hunter comes to buy a horse from Nell's father. Hunter witnesses Nell's aunt bully and abuse her in front of guests and her father does nothing to s
Shell Cunliffe
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is Lara's first book in the Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies Series for Mills and Boon Historical.

In this new series we meet three friends who are Lord Hunter, Lord Ravenscar and Lord Stanton, these friends have known each other since they were at school, they also got a reputation for wild living and accepting any sporting dares. In society they became known as The Wild Hunt Club.

My Review

This is my second book that I have read for Lara, I am getting to know her style of writing, I also like
Caitlyn Lynch
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Before I even start this review, I’m going to take the unusual step of issuing some content warnings. For a Regency romance, this one does address some really dark themes, mostly because both protagonists are suffering from PTSD and must address their past traumas in order to move forward. If you have triggers for any of the following, this book may not be for you: suicide, death of a sibling, familial abuse, panic attacks, drug overdoses.

With that out of the way, Ijust want to say how absolutel
Frankie Reviews
Firstly I must warn you that I will probably do a great deal of gushing throughout my review, but when you read something that is as superb as this, then I hope you will forgive me. This is book one in this new series; The Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies Series by the highly talented Lara Temple, and one that I have been looking forward to reading. But nothing prepared me for the huge emotion that surges through you as you read it.

I know that Lara has said that this series is her baby, this is a
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
LORD HUNTER’S CINDERELLA HEIRESS is everything I love about historical romance and why I read historical romance!

Nell Tilney has finally reached the age of majority, she can claim her inheritance, and be rid once and for all of her weak father and her harpy of an aunt, Just arrived in London from school in Keswick, Nell finds the Tilney home deserted, but she remembers that Lord Hunter lives nearby, and late in the evening, Hunter is shocked to see Nell at his door. Nell and Hunter had met once
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read by Lara Temple so I was wondering what to expect. What I did find was a romantic and gorgeous book that completely melted my heart. It was such a delightful story that has a lovely depth to it, there is romance for sure but themes of grief and guilt also play a part within the story.

The chemistry between Nell and Hunter is perfect with a friendship forming first and then moving on to a gorgeous flirtation that was so much fun to see play out. I loved how N
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, regency
Helen is wonderful with horses and can hold her own with anyone in that area. But place her in front of her shrewish aunt and bullying father and she crumples. But finally one day she snaps and stands up to her aunt's hatefulness. The next day she rushes back to school, unaware that the man she met the previous day, when showing him a horse, will be the person to save her from her awful family.

This was a unique twist on the whole Cinderella plot; no sisters or glass slipper involved. The charact
Leicestershire 2016--woops I mean 1816

Well, this was an average little contemporary read....sorry, I did it again...I mean historical. I actually had the same problem while reading it. I had to keep reminding myself it was a historical. Lots of wonderful reviews out here for this so probably just me.....
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful tale with a lovable rogue and his “wallflower” match!

I don’t know where to begin with this review. It was beautifully captivating from start to finish, Lara has a fabulous way with words and characterisation. You have a haunted hero, with a dark past that he is struggling to stay afloat of, and an equally matched heroine who past considered you would expect to be a shy, retiring, docile wallflower and yet she is everything but. I love them both.

Nell is so spunky and full of character
Erin Kelly
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Such a sweet story! I loved watching this couple fall for each other. An underdog heroine who needs to believe in herself, a hero who blames himself for his brother's death... the build is authentic and lovely. Full review coming! 4 stars
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I adored this story the moment I turned to chapter one. Nell is sweet, kind-hearted with a bit of wit beneath her flamboyant flair. Her first thoughts of Lord Hunter in the opening scene made me smile. The story is fast-paced, the writing is beautiful, the plot grabs you and doesn't let go, and the characters have so much depth—right down to Elkins—the stable hand. Each character plays a vital part in making this book unputdownable. I was mesmerized. Every detail warmed my heart. In fact, the fl
Rose Blue
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
As reviewed at Roses Are Blue:

Helen "Nell" Tinley was only seventeen the first time she met Gabriel, Lord Hunter. He was in the process of purchasing a horse from Nell's father, and was vastly impressed with the confidence and expertise with which Nell handled the horse. Later, at dinner, the confident young girl is replaced by one who is cowed and browbeaten by her father and her cruel aunt. Upon learning that Nell will inherit a property that is of value to him when she
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, reviews
This is my first book by Lara Temple. I 'met' her in a Facebook group where I also met most of the authors that have Historical Romance books that I have been reading and have on my TBR for 2018. That been said, I have exchange some comments with her and she's such a nice lady that I had to read at least one of her books this month. I could wait, and I'm not disappointed.

I’m still getting to know her style of writing, but I quite liked her book and the way she tells the story and how the storyli
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lord Hunter's Cinderella Heiress is book 1 in the Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies trilogy by Lara Temple.

Helen Tilney is 17 when this book starts, she has been treated worse than a dog by her aunt and her father since her mother died. Thankfully she only has to deal with her family when she comes home from school on holidays. But even that short amount of time turns her into a mess. All she can do is hope she survives til her 21st birthday when she will inherit money and a home, a time when she
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Lord Hunter’s Cinderella Heiress is the first book in a new series by Lara Temple. After reading this first novel in the series I am already eager to read the other stories in the Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies trilogy.

Lara Temple has taken me to an era where women were courted and often seen swooning upon the men in their sights. With the fluttering of eyes behind fans and the gentle blushes bestowed upon their delicate cheeks the women had a great part to play in this game of match-making and
Elizabeth "Liza"
Aug 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: earc, netgalley
Quite the Novel Idea gorgeous cover, right?  Lord Hunter's Cinderella Heiress is another amazing read.

Hunter had a lot of responsibility at a young age due to his abusive father and often sick little brother.  He is very protective by nature, but a run-in with the effects of war and the suicide of his brother left him reeling.  To deal with it, he has turned quite rakish and with his friends Raven and Stanton, they started a
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. What a joy to find such well defined characters and such sparkling dialogue. Of course the hero was utterly swoon worthy but I was delighted to see the core of strength in our heroine which made their hea an equal partnership with each worthy of the other. The author showed such skill in developing the love story and building the sexual tension while keeping the whole believable in terms of the mores of a Regency romance. Thank you, Ms Temple for bringing such pleasure.
Anna Swedenmom
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a very captivating read! Again this author has surprised me with the total ability to write a tale that has the reader on edge and wanting more even after its finished! I absolutely loved the characters, I enjoyed the plot and the way the writing keeps you wanting more. I liked the way it touches so many of your emotions. From start to finish this was a story I had a hard time putting down. I will definitely follow this author for I admit to wanting to read more of such a great story teller ...more
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just finished a sneak read of Lara Temple's latest, Lord Hunter's Cinderella Heiress.

Although I loved the romance the undercurrent was far more powerful. Hunter's struggle felt real. All I wanted to do was hug him, but I doubt that would've helped him.

Ms. Temple has managed to write a story that speaks of love and loss and she’s done it superbly.

When you read this book, please make sure to read the Author's note at the beginning before reading the story.

Without doubt, another winner.
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
fab book I really enjoyed it the chemistry was good and I loved the characters the author sure did a great job.
Araceli Romo
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I like that the hero’s and heroine’s relationship comes about slowly and strong. The readers can appreciate a slow build up in both hero’s and heroine’s feelings even though the story takes place in only one week, but believe me it feels longer, so when these two finally get together it is a beautiful complete circle. Nell is naïve and inexperienced but she is also brave and adventurous, which is good as Hunter is a reticent and unwilling hero so they complement each other perfectly. The story i ...more
Jenni Fletcher
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really moving, my favourite of this author's books so far!
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to NetGalley and Mills&Boon for a copy of this very entertaining book. Well written and well paced with an interesting storyline, this is an excellent read for lovers of this genre. Allow plenty of time for reading as you might find it hard to put it down once you start reading. The main characters are likeable and the plot is quite fast paced and I would recommend it as being one of the better books I’ve recently read.
Connie Fischer
Nov 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Leicestershire - 1816

Miss Helen (Nell) Tilney, age 17, is an expert at horses. Her father breeds and trains them. Much of the year, Nell is at school and then comes to live with her drunken father, Sir Henry, and her hateful, vindictive Aunt Hester whose meanness always makes Nell tremble.

Today, Viscount Gabriel Hunter has come to look at a horse he’s interested in buying and Nell is the one to show it to him. She is very picky about the people she allows to buy her horses. A tall, thin young la
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lord Hunter negotiates a betrothal with Nell Tilney, but no one thought to tell her until four years later, when the story is reported in the society column of a newspaper. And so begins a lovely story of two lost souls negotiating their way through society whilst trying to work out how to get out of their betrothal agreement.
As with Lara Hunter’s previous books, the characters are exceptionally well crafted and unique in that they don’t fit the typically Regency Lord and Lady falling in love. H
I gave this 4 stars at Romantic Historical Reviews.

I enjoyed Lord Hunter’s Cinderella Heiress, but it was nothing like I expected based on its long- winded misnomer of a title, and has very little in common with the Disney fairytale – and that’s a good thing! Instead, in this sophisticated and sexy twist, our ‘Cinders’ lives with a spiteful aunt, and an overbearing, meddlesome father, finding joy and happiness in a love of horses and friends at school. When first they meet, her “prince” is a mer
Oct 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: historical romance fans
This is a HQN Historical novel from the Regency era by Lara Temple about a young heiress named Nell and a rake named Gabriel Hunter. This is Book #1 in the Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies series about three male friends and their rakish pasts. Nell's family is pushy, domineering, and both her father and aunt are bullies. Nell sought refuge as a schoolmistress but now she discovers that she has been betrothed for four years to the wrong man. She has been in love with her childhood sweetheart, Char ...more
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Helen Tilney loves horses & has a true affinity with them but at seventeen she reurns to school vowing never to return home to her bullying family, instead of a season she helps to teach the younger girls until four years later she sees an article in a scandal sheet that sends her to London schoolmistress Helen Tilney now twenty one, is the heiress to her grandparents property & she needs to convince her childhood sweetheart, Charles that she's a worthy bride. Standing in her way is Lord ...more
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