Title: Lover Be Mine (Legendary Lovers Series, Bk #2)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Nicole Jordan
Publisher: Ballantine , May 28, 2013, preorder is Available
Source: Free for review from The publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
As the wickedly seductive Wilde cousins seek true love by taking a page from history’s legendary love stories, Lord Jack Wilde plays a determined Romeo courting an enchanting Juliet.
The last thing Sophie Fortin expects at a masquerade ball is a dazzling kiss from a pirate. Her desire quickly falters when she learns that her masked gentleman is devilishly scandalous Lord Jack, a member of the captivating Wilde clan—and a man she’s forbidden to acknowledge. But when Jack begins a breathtaking seduction, Sophie can barely resist.
Jack never imagined that the daughter of his family’s mortal enemy would awaken such fierce passion within him—until one unforgettable kiss changes his mind forever. Soon, Jack is hell-bent on winning Sophie’s hand, going so far as to abduct her to save her from marrying a rival nobleman. Determined to woo Sophie and her unyielding parents, Jack is faced with the one decision he’d sworn never to make. The secret heir to a prince, Jack has spurned his royal heritage for years . . . but for Sophie he’ll risk all to turn a legacy of heartbreak into love ever after.
This is the second offering in the Legendary Lovers series and owes its theme to that of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
LOVER BE MINE is a very sexy novel. But so much of the sex was one-sided with the Hero “pleasuring” the heroine more than having a mutual experience. Oh yes, they do get it on before the book is over. With all that pleasuring the heroine still did not consider herself compromised. Sophie seems to be just a rather ordinary girl even though she is spoken of in glowing superlatives. Because she was so nondescript I had trouble relating to her.
Jack, the hero, has a tortured history which makes him rather sympathetic. The Wilde cousins are fun and supportive of the hero. It was not completely understood why this rake so suddenly became totally enamored of the heroine. He did speak of how kind she was but we are only privy to her kindness in one instance when she helps her maid through a difficult time.
The plot was interesting and this was a quick and easy read. I was compelled to read all the way to the end to find out how Jack was going to win the hand of the not so reluctant Sophie. There are some twists and turns that add to the suspense.