Series: Regency Unlaced #5
Published by Smashwords Edition on July 22nd 2016
FINAL DECISION: This one was barely okay for me. The characters had too much insta love and lust and the personal obstacles were no real obstacles at all once the external threat was resolved.
THE STORY: Mrs. Emily Marsden comes to take her deceased husband’s place cataloging the library of Lord Alexander Whitney. Xander certainly didn’t expect a woman, especially not one so young and attractive. Emily is hiding from her family’s scandal and also blackmail. The two are attracted to one another as the blackmailer follows Emily.
OPINION: This novella didn’t do anything for me. The characters were okay but not that memorable. Their relationship seemed based primarily on sexual attraction and although interesting characteristics were introduced, they were quickly resolved without any real conflict. This was a story that I won’t even be able to recall in a couple of days. The most memorable parts were the villain and the butler. There was nothing wrong with the characters, they just were bland.
WORTH MENTIONING: Although there are highly sexual situations in this book, there is no actual intercourse.
CONNECTED BOOKS: DESIRED BY A LORD is the fifth book in the Regency Unlaced series. It can be read as a standalone.
STAR RATING: I give this book 2 stars.