The Forbidden Lord
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
But I will say, Ms. Jeffries paints a pretty jealous dude. The sexusl tensions are palpable.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Sometime later, a neighboring lord who controls her father's living and knows a nasty secret about Emily forces ...more
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, ...more
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 ...more
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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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
There is no doubt in my mind that my rating for this book is coloured by the fact that, prior to reading it, I had eagerly consumed Temptation & Twilight by Charlotte Featherstone, Unveiled by Courtney Milan and Scandal Wears Satin by Loretta Chase. So any book I subsequently read was going to have to pull something major out of the bag to topple these three from the winners’ podium! (Sorry, Olympics mania here in the UK is obviously affecting my brain)
I really enjoyed this ...more
I think Emily is adorable and she's perfect for Jordan. Their meeting in chapter 1 is also a great start. Their second meeting is also exhilarating and makes my toes curl. This could get 4 stars, but some things really bugged me, namely the inconsistency. (view spoiler)[At the museum when Emily ...more
OUR HERO has seen the wreck of his parents' marriage and decides that he doesn't want to get married or even if he does, it's just for an heir. Love will not play a part of it. One night he finds a woman who accidentally gets into his carriage and circumstances forced him to take her home instead but during ...more
If the previous book subverted the pirate romances, this one is a send-up of the subgenre I think of as "disguised debutante". For some reason, our heroines have to conceal their actual identity and enjoy themselves at a come-out, but accidentally fall in love with the usually-rakish lord. The plot of this one is more than ordinarily complicated and hilarious, because our rector's daughter is forced by circumstances to ...more
This is the middle book in the Lord trilogy, and, like the other two, it's a bit of a romp, with occasional interludes of character development revealing painful histories and inner emotions. A fun read largely because SJ does such a good job building the ever-intensifying sexual attraction between Jordan and Em(ma)ily. There are evil, scheming relatives and unsuitable suitors all over the place getting in the way of the HEA, but there is connection and chemistry to get them past these ...more