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If I could describe what kind of reader I am, I would hands down say I was an emotional one. When I read I want to fully experience the book, from the emotions coursing through the characters to reacting to the twist and turns of the storyline. I'm looking for those books that fire up my imagination and leave me breathless when it's over. It's for this reason why the reviews I write aren't so much what I think and are more on how I feel. My hopes in sharing my review in this way is that something will spark an interest and have you wanting to have the same experiences. This isn't to say I don't have issues with grammar, word choices etc. Trust me I do and most times all it takes is waiting for the story to grab hold for it not to matter. When I do include things about what I thought about the book (for example I've included comments about word choices and being too descriptive), I only do so because it directly affected how I felt. I hope this helps. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Review: One Night in London, by Caroline Linden

One Night in London
Author: Caroline Linden
Historical Romance
Publisher: HarperCollins (available Aug 30th)

Official Blurb:
A bargain that was all business . . . and pure passion.

Neither wealth nor beauty will help Lady Francesca Gordon win custody of her young niece Georgina, saving the girl from a cruel stepmother; she needs London’s top solicitor for that. But when Edward de Lacey, son of the powerful Duke of Durham, hires away the one man who can do the job, Francesca decides Edward himself must champion her case . . . if only she can melt the dashing lord’s stony heart.

Edward has reason to be guarded, though. London’s tabloids have just exposed a secret that could ruin his entire family. When Francesca offers a unique chance to undo the damage, Edward is forced to agree to a partnership . . . and now, each moment together feeds the flames of his scandalous longing for the passionate widow. But when Georgina disappears, fate will test them both . . . and leave their love hanging in the balance.

What I thought:
*I received this book from Netgalley for review.

I love historical romances and I will say this book captured me straight away when a down on her luck Francesca finds her much needed solicitor ripped from her grasp by a wealthy family.  Instead of sulking she finds out who the mystery client is and barges in to demand his help.

Edward De Lacey has no hope of thwarting the young widow.  He’s attracted by her almost immediately, but does everything possible to bury those feelings, especially since he’s just been thrown over by his fiancĂ©e who he thought himself love with.  But fate continues to throw them together and Edward does the unthinkable.  When he has the chance to finally be rid of her...he keeps orchestrating their meetings together. They two continue on their search and soon find there is loads of chemistry between them.

My favorite line in the book comes from Edward when he say he thought he had everything he wanted, only to discover he was missing what he really needed. (Insert deep swoon here.)

I was exactly halfway through this book before there was any “coming together” of the characters, but once they came together there was hardly any separating of them!  I have a thing for hot make out sessions up against the wall and let me tell you the one in this book was SMOKING! Once these two ignited they burned like a fire out of control.

The ending of the story had an unexpected twist which was nice, and the light mystery thread through the book continues on into the books to follow. I have to say I pretty much enjoyed every second of this and look forward to reading the rest of them!

My Rating:

Reviewed by:

Lacey Weatherford
Author - Reviewer

1 comment:

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

So glad to hear that you enjoyed this one! Thanks for the review.