Genre: Victorian Romance
Series: Taming the Heart, #6
Source: Personal buy
- Publication date: August 1, 2017
- Language: English
- ASIN: B072L8C7BB
- Length: 163 pages
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Lord Lucius Loudoun is capable of success in only two endeavors… work and women. Bedding them, anyway. He’s given up trying to accomplish anymore. So why is he even tempted by an innocent like Miss May Stanley?
May has loved Loudoun since she was a child, but he looks straight through her, still treating her like she’s a girl of thirteen instead of a woman of twenty. How will she ever convince him to give her a chance?
As the two tangle, attraction ignites, but can that spark become a flame?
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TAMING A ROGUE EARL by Tammy Andresen is a compelling but heart-wretching story of a young lady and a past alcoholic who became friends in the previous book. While, book 6 it can be read as a stand alone, I’d suggest reading the previous book first, for a bit of back story of May and Lucius. But not necessary to enjoy this book.
This is the story of May Stanley, a 20 year old lady and Lord Lucius Loudoun, an alcoholic, who is now a shrewd businessman. This story takes place in America, in 1866. May has returned to America with one of her guardians, the Duke of Manchester, who is a friend of Lycius and he works with him in the shipping business. The Duke of Manchester has always believed in Lucius. May is seeking a husband, one who will stay in America. ….so begins her struggle to gain Lucius’ heart.
A story of an alcoholic, who has changed his life, to a better one, and a naive, impressable young lady. Lucius tried to stay away from May, but she’ll have none of that. Lucius believes himself unlovable. May is out to prove him wrong.
Fast paced, quick read, approximately 162 pages, but very heart-wretching, with well-developed and engaging characters with a few unsavory characters, as well, although May is a bit naive. The plot was interesting with elements of mystery, drama, a bit of action, a bit of suspense, lots of romance and passion. Ms. Andresen manages to weave a bit of humor throughout this story.
Ms. Andresen never disappoints her readers, but she manages to write topics readers can relate to, about people who feel realistic and are believable. I enjoyed Lucius and May’s story. It had to be a difficult story to write, so, many strong feelings, in writing a story of an alcoholic and a young lady. I have a bit of a soft spot for alcoholics, their struggles, their circumstances and their will to overcome. My hat goes off to Tammy Andresen for writing a suburb story! Strongly recommended.
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR