Thursday, September 22, 2011

Too Wicked to Wed-Cara Elliott

Too Wicked to Wed

Cara Elliott

Forever, Nov 1 2011, $7.99

ISBN 9780446584579

Though women of quality are forbidden to enter the Wolf’s Lair, Lady Alexa Hendrie brazenly walks into the gaming brothel. She seeks information as to the whereabouts of her brother. Secret owner of the lair, the Earl of Killing Connor “Wolf” Linsley takes a kiss from the female invader. She stuns him when she kisses him back. Both are excited and appalled by their mutual reaction.

Four months later they meet at a gala and each realizes they remain attracted to one another. Alexa wins half-ownership of the Wolf’s lair. When she arrives there, she finds her partner shot. She takes him to his country estate where he finds his body and his heart healing thanks to his nurse while she sees the real man behind the faced of a rake. However, he has made enemies over the years and now they have his Achilles’ heel to bring him down.

The first Lords of Midnight Regency romance is an entertaining heated tale starring two wonderful protagonists. Brave Lady Alexa makes the story line work as she appears to be rusticating spinster, but her secret sojourns to London prove otherwise. Impoverished Wolf clandestinely works for a living but has concerns that his new partner will overwhelm his sense of survival. Sub-genre fans will enjoy the tale of the lady who tames the big bad Wolf.

Harriet Klausner

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