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The Forbidden Lord

(Lord Trilogy #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  2,954 ratings  ·  160 reviews
Devastating Passion

Jordan Willis, the Earl of Blackmore, has played with the hearts of many a society belle- yet one stolen kiss impulsively planted on the soft, irresistible lips of the preacher's daughter, prim and proper Emily Fairchild, proves to be his undoing. Unable to forget her, he is more shaken than ever when he meets Lady Emma Campbell, an outrageously flirtati
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 28th 2009 by Avon (first published February 1999)
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This is the second book in the Lord Trilogy by Sabrina Jeffries. I loved this book as much or more than the first book.

The story starts during a country mask ball. The heroine/Emily mistakenly tells a mask man (she thinks is her cousin she came with) to take her home. She is dressed in a black gown because she has been in morning for her mother for the last year. The masked man is the Earl of Blackmore and he only has interludes with willing widows and women with experience. He thinks she wants
Nov 20, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why would Emily Fairchild, a preacher's daughter, pretend to be someone she's not; Lady Emma Campbell, an invented cousin to her friend ? Because someone threatened to reveal a secret that could ruin her father.

No matter what she say, what she do and who she pretend to be, Jordan Willis, the Earl of Blackmore, recognized her right away as the girl he met not so long ago at a ball, a young woman he kissed in a carriage at the end of the evening.

Emily wants love, but Jordan think that all he can
Ivy H
Very enjoyable romance about a wonderful, selfless sweet heroine who is forced to pretend to be a member of the Ton in order to save her friend's reputation. This novel has one of the nicest, most martyr type heroines ever. Seriously. She's too goody two shoes to be true. Only Lynne Graham heroines are as goody two shoes a this girl. I loved the H. He is unashamedly lustful and wants the heroine from the minute they meet. I am not a big fan of this author but I really loved this novel. It had me ...more
Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
If you've read my past reviews, then you know that I love Sabrina Jeffries's work. I fall into every world she writes and I haven't read a book by her that I've yet to like.

At first, I thought it was going to be a normal mistaken identity turn love affair novel, but this one is much more than that. Hidden love affairs, black mail, spying and even possible death. It was filled with twists and hidden agendas, I was up most sitting up reading in my bed.

Jordan is a character I fell for shortly into
Sep 06, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall it's a ok story but the plots don't necessarily make you believe how the characters are behaving are true to the characters. The story falls a little flat. I also felt there was little other than sexual tensions between the leads.
But I will say, Ms. Jeffries paints a pretty jealous dude. The sexusl tensions are palpable.
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book. Probably my favorite of the series. I really liked both the heroine, Emily and the hero, Jordan.

Emily is a nobody, an innocent rectors daughter from the country. She happens to meet Jordan at a masquerade ball and they share a kiss.

Months later he meets Emily again in London, masquerading in a totally different manner. No mask, but different name and identity. He is determined to find out the truth about her situation.

I loooooove a book where the hero basically loses hi
Fangirl Musings
Jan 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone- its good enough to please all historical romance readers!
Recommended to Fangirl Musings by: Impulse buy
I could not put this book down! Were it not for life interrupting my reading, I no doubt would have finished it in less the twenty four hours!

Essentially this book contained every aspect of historical romance novels that I love- or any good book for that matter. The pacing of a novel are very important in my opinion, because if they are not on point, a story can often have dry or dull spells within the story. Such was not the case for The Forbidden Lord. In its own way, the story read almost lik
Chitra *CJ*
Ah. Average read at the best.
After being blown away by "The Pirate Lord", I was so looking forward to Jordan's book.
Jordan, our hero meets heroine Emily one dark night after a ball- and kisses her- before discovering she's a pure virgin and they both part ways.
The rest of the book revolves around how the pastor's daughter and local psychic Emily, who is blackmailed by Lord Nesfield for a possible transgression- to pretend to be Emma and Lady Dundee's daughter. While she's tries this masquerade u
Heidi Hart
This book starts with mistaken identity: Emily mistakes Jordan, Earl of Blackmore, for her cousin and escort, because both Jordan and the cousin have red hair and are wearing masquerade masks. Jordan mistakes Emily for a lonely widow, since she is in black mourning for her mother. Only when they are alone in a carriage, Emily's reputation already in danger, do they discover the error.

Sometime later, a neighboring lord who controls her father's living and knows a nasty secret about Emily forces
Jordan Willis, the Earl of Blackmore and stepbrother to Sara, the heroine of the previous book, meets his match in a most unlikely woman named Emily, an outspoken rector's daughter who enters his life by mistake.

Both of them fought their attraction, but you could practically feel the tension between them and it was inevitable that they would eventually succumb.

I saw through the mystery of who Lady Sophie's lover was from the beginning and I would have liked a few more scenes of the two together,
Jun 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
Once again a very good book from Sabrina Jeffries. I think I enjoyed the first one a bit more, especially since at times, it really felt as if the author cooked the story between the two main heroes out of water (it was just too dramatic lol), and it was definitely a bit more cliché than the first one, too (although that can be expected from these older romances overall). But I still loved it and couldn't stop reading it, so there. ...more
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the quotes at the beginning of each chapter.
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Too much exposition dialogue. That's my biggest pet peeve in a book and she does it right in the beginning "you're tall you can see" he knows he is tall and you're only saying that for the readers benefit so just have the narrator say he is tall. Exposition is fine in movies or tv where there isn't a narrator to fully explain something but in books there is just no reason for it and it pulls me out of my escape. There was too much manipulative and bad characterization. Good sexual tension and sc ...more
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was fun!! Jordan was sooo swoony and so caring towards Emily. I just wished Emily would have trusted Jordan with her secret earlier on but still an enjoyable read.
I love reading books by this author. Her stories never fail to entertain me. Looking forward to the third book.
I liked it. Not as much as the pirate 🏴‍☠️ but I think I’m in a pirate mood lol
JiMina Heart
May 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-read
The naive romantic side of me is sooo happy because of first kiss thingy... I love the idea that a woman's first kiss would come from the man she's destined to marry and she won't kiss anyone else....

This one is an example of those kind of story... it made me sooo dreamy and giddy like a ninny hahaaha and I honestly don't mind it ... not until some Judas ruined it for me... Some asshole kissed her against her will thank god it's only once or I might lose my wits! hahaha I mean I had no trouble
Aug 26, 2017 rated it liked it
The Forbidden Lord is a historical romance that had a promising storyline but failed to deliver a believable storyline. Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. The plot ran hot and cold. The chemistry between the Hero and Heroine was mild. The scenarios started to be absurd. The issues between the leading characters became repetitive. I will say, however, that the lessons learned towards the end of the book were noble and well-written albeit predictable.

The Pirate Lord
𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒎𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒚 — Assuming a fake identity as the daughter of an earl would be easy if she hadn't met and kissed one of the people she was trying to trick months earlier...

I should have known by the back of the book that I wouldn't like this one. After reading the book jacket ("Now, meeting Lady Emma Campbell, an outrageously flirtatious debutante, leaves the earl more shaken than ever—for the brazen beauty is an uncanny double of the sweet Emily! ... Emily cannot reveal the reason for he
This is actually a very good story by Sabrina Jeffries. It's *so* close to a 4 but I ended up skimming towards the end.

The way Jeffries used the hidden identity trope reminded me of Jeffries' A Dangerous Love, the first story to the almost perfect Swanlea Spinsters series (Book #2 was a snooze). Emily Fairchild is good friends with Lady Sophie. As a rector's daughter, she doesn't have access to Ton events, which makes her perfect for a scheme concocted by Lady Sophie's controlling snob of a fat
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, regency
Jordan, who avoids innocents at all costs, is intrigued by the widow who brazenly invites him home from a ball. Imagine his shock to realize that the widow is in fact a rector's daughter who is just as surprised to see him. Despite his surprise, he can't seem too leave her without a kiss that shakes him to his core. Two months later, Jordan is still trying to get Emily out of his mind when she suddenly appears in the ballroom masquerading as Lady Emma. He is determined to get to the bottom of he ...more
Zaxs Yacs
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Jordan Willis, the Earl of Blackmore, has played with the heart of many a society belle—yet one stolen kiss impulsively planted on the soft, irresistible lips of the preacher's daughter proves his undoing. The prim and proper Emily Fairchild's innocent response sends desire surging through the notorious rake, and he can't forget her. Now, meeting Lady Emma Campbell, an outrageously flirtatious debutante, leaves the earl more shaken than ever—for the brazen beauty is an uncanny double of the swee

Laura Kirkland
I've been in a bit of a reading funk with all this quarantine stuff going on but what I didn't know I needed was some Jordan Willis, Earl of Blackmore, in my life.

I had so much fun reading the banter between Emily and Jordan. Is Jordan overbearing and aggressive and only believes that he is right? Yes, we saw that in the previous book with his sister and I am glad that his character didn't change. Jeffries just wrote him as a character who could grow and felt very strongly about people he cared
Pamela Shropshire
I enjoyed the bits about Jordan in book 1 and was really looking forward to his story. I wanted to see the reform-minded lord lording about in London and a wonderful story where he fell in love with a woman who was worthy of him.

And I really liked the beginning, where he meets a rector's daughter at a masquerade ball and mistakes her for a merry widow, IYKWIM. And Emily mistook Jordan for her cousin Lawrence, and asked him to take her home.

And can I just say right now how EXCITING it is to have
Yogesh Jain
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
OMG it was hot...

This book was so much hotter than the book 1.. Emily and Emma.. Two faces of a same woman and it was just holy shit awesome..

I really liked the musuem and wagon scene..

The author knows how to create a steamy sessions of kisses and sex.. How much i wished to be me..

If you need a steamy romance.. Stop all your search with this one.. I really liked the wickedness of the innocent girl..

When she didnt even knew finger Penetration doesn't mean no more virgin i just lost my mind. It w
Alene  Marie
Dec 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Okay I loved this. It was wonderful it was so good. It made me happy. Yes the hero was like “love is stupid and gross and not for me” but that wasn’t the reason the climax happened. It didn’t bother me that much. They cared about each other so much and truly wanted to help each other as much as they could. I really recommend this one.
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute story, though there isn't a real villain.
The hero's character development is subtle, but it is there.
I did want a comeuppance for Pollock.
I would have liked more background info on Emily.
I did enjoy this story, a fluff read. Has an epilogue and a HEA.
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Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of over 50 novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 9 million book ...more

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