Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Barbara Samuel
Publisher: Kindle, digital
Source: Amazon Free, now $4.99
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
SINFULLY APPEALING RAKE
Lord Lucien Escher is a renowed London rake who believes there is not a woman in the world who cannot be seduced–he is determined to prove it, come what may.
AN INTELLIGENT AND DETERMINED WOMAN
Madeline is determined to save her treasured ancestral home and has no use for love or the tricks of an unredeemable scoundrel. Against her better judgment, however, she is powerfully drawn to the elusive and dangerous Lucien, whose hard-hearted façade hides a tragedy that is slowly devouring him from within.
As Lucien and Madeline circle each other in a magnetic play of desire and denial, their passion will rise to a crescendo of longing and sacrifice that will change their fates forever.
Continuing on my quest for new-to-me authors, I came across this Free Kindle book back in January. I just got around to reading it and if I had known it was this delightful I would have read it right away.
What is love? In H.R.’S it is usually a cat and mouse game played by aristocrats. Here it is not different except it feels very different. The characters feel like real people not like the fairytale characters we have come to be familiar with in HR’s. That Ms Samuels can evoke from the reader such a strong sense of timelessness and place shows she is an author of unique talent and ability. Her descriptions of violent rain does make us shudder with chills. We can see the glowing colors of the flower gardens in the early morning mist. This book immerses us in the story.
This novel is a romantic tour de force, complete with tortured hero in desperate need of redemption and the just-right heroine risking her all to redeem him.
I highly recommend this book, it is exceptional.