Friday, March 23, 2018

#BookReview: The Desperate Love of a Lord by Jane Lark

═══════════════════════════ ❧  ═══════════════════════════
From Kindle bestselling Historical romance author, Jane Lark, comes a brand new FREE novella to accompany her breathtakingly beautiful Regency series.

Fiercely independent, Lady Violet Rimes, the merry widow, has played the town, dangling men from leashes like a pack of adoring hounds, always the one in control. She has never let a man toy with her.

An idle, attractive rake, Lord Geoffrey Sparks has had little to do other than enjoy life. He has let Violet play her games for months without complaint, because he likes her company—and admittedly her bed. But in recent months he's found himself gravitating towards her more and more. Things have changed between them. He likes her for who she is and not simply the notorious widow. He thought his feelings were returned, but . . . Why then has she suddenly vanished from town without a word?

A couple of months ago, she'd complained about his friend being a heartbreaker, but now Violet is breaking his heart...
═══════════════════════════ ❧  ═══════════════════════════
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆   |   Obtained from: Personal Kindle Library   |   Read: March 12, 2018
═══════════════════════════ ❧  ═══════════════════════════

My comments on Jane Lark’s The Desperate Love of a Lord are closing linked to a conversation I began in my review of Capturing the Earl’s Love so if you’re joining me mid-thought, it might be a good idea to click over and start from the beginning.

Having my mind blown by an author isn’t something I’m used to so when it happens, I take notice. This fact likely explains the two second gap between my first and second experiences with Jane Lark’s work. I knew nothing about the Marlow Intrigues series and I don’t consider myself and fan of the genre, but I’d liked what I’d seen and wasn’t getting caught up on the details.

Like Capturing the Earl’s Love, The Desperate Love of a Lord is short. It clocks in at a hundred and eight pages, so character development is a little thin. That said, the novella proved Lark isn’t a one trick pony. Both hero and heroine are atypical in their make-up, but I also adored the role-reversal on which the story was built. Lark was keeping me on my toes and I was more than happy to enjoy the ride.

That ride, however, was short-lived. At least that’s what I thought when I looked at Amazon and realized none of Lark’s other titles were available for free and having already exhausted my monthly book allowance on print editions of Elizabeth Chadwick’s Templar Silks and Joan Renner’s The First with the Latest!, I figured I’d be waiting till April to again indulge in Lark’s delightful brand of storytelling. That is until I ran a search on my kindle and discovered a forgotten ARC of The Lost Love of a Soldier

═══════════════════════════ ❧  ═══════════════════════════
"He’d probably had too much to drink, but it was the brandy which had given him the courage to come and make a spectacle of himself. He felt like such a bloody fool, falling for her so heavily if she had just been playing games."
═══════════════════════════ ❧  ═══════════════════════════

No comments: