Wednesday, August 10, 2016

4 stars-- This Earl is on Fire (Season's Original #2) by Vivienne Lorret

Lorret is quickly becoming a new addition to my auto-buy list. Yall, This Earl is on Fire was so much fun!

The quick of it is that Adeline has been sheltered her entire life because of a leg deformity but her family has come up from the country for her to have a proper Season. Adeline though? She's not thought in her mind of marriage but of...adventure. Now, having it land on her doorstep in the form of one very injured--and naughty--Earl? Well, that was unexpected! Trying to resist falling in love with him while he recovers from his injuries? Quite likely to prove impossible.

Adeline and Liam. Well they're something. Both are dead set against marriage for their own particular reasons but they can't seem to help being drawn to one another even though they try to resist it. I liked her fire, sharp wit, and determination to not let her deformity--one leg is shorter than the other--hinder her or stifle her independence in a society that's oh so quick to judge. And Liam. I loved his slightly wicked self, his obsession with artifacts, and his vulnerable moments. He could also be very sweet in giving her the adventure she longed for. They were just a great pairing and had such fun banter.
"Have you ever heard of amnesia?"

Other than the recent past, he recalled every single year of his life. And if that was her primary concern, then perhaps he could rest easier.

"Amnesia, you say? I'm not...certain I...remember what that is," he teased.

"It's a terrible disorder afflicting men who smirk at the women who sit at their bedsides. I believe it's caused by suffocation from a bed pillow," she answered directly, patting his hand."
There was a lot of time with him healing from the unexplained attack and her tending to him. I really enjoyed that and the closeness that it brought between them.

Now, her family! They're so sweet and generous and loving. It always makes me happy seeing a healthy loving family in romance. So often a bad family life is used to create a story for the characters and it was nice to see something different for the heroine.

All in all, This Earl is on Fire was just a fun easy read which is what I'm coming to expect from Lorret. I really did love this one. It's a quick read that was impossible to put down. From the main characters to their families and the reluctant romance. Even a little mystery of his attackers and recent robberies underlying it all. It was exciting. fun and left me energized. I love when I close a book and just have an extra little kick in my step. Completely enchanting!

The sheltered daughter of a country baron, Miss Adeline Pimm comes to London looking for adventure… and finds it in the form of a bloody, unconscious man slumped in the doorway of her family’s rented townhouse. Though his identity is a mystery, Adeline is inexplicably drawn to the handsome, injured man and vows to nurse him back to health.

Liam Cavanaugh, the scandalous Earl of Wolford, is startled when he awakens in an unfamiliar bed, wrapped in bandages that hinder his eyesight, with no memory of why he was beaten half to death. Although he can’t see the witty young woman who tends to his wounds, her alluring voice—and a single stolen kiss from her soft lips—helps soothe his pain. But when he is fully healed, Liam is not ready to let go of the one woman who stirs his deepest longings.

Liam will do whatever it takes to see Adeline again, even if it means giving up his rakish ways. But his disreputable past is not so easily forgotten and his secrets are far more dangerous than he—or Adeline—ever imagined.

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