27 August 2014

The Earl's Mistress by Liz Carlyle - Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

Women rarely refuse the wicked Earl of Hepplewood, whose sensual skills are the stuff of legend. But when his new governess answers his proposition with a slap to his face, then stalks out with references in hand, Hepplewood finds more than his face is left burning . . .

Isabella Aldridge has brains, bravado, and beauty-but the latter is no use to a servant. With orphaned sisters to feed, eviction nearing, and Hepplewood’s words ringing in her ears, Isabella realizes she must barter her most marketable asset . . .

But when fate unknowingly sends Isabella back into Hepplewood’s arms, the earl must make an impossible choice-draw Isabella down into his sensual darkness, or behave with honor for the first time in his life.
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The Earl of Hepplewood got exactly what he deserved when he offered a proposition to the widow Isabella Aldridge. He could have any woman in London at his beck and call, his sensual skills were well known, but when it comes to this woman, who travelled far, and who was in desperate for employment, and money – he got a slap in the face.

Beggars could not be choosers.
Isabella Aldrige was widowed at a young age and she has her sisters under her care. She needed the money as soon as possible, or else, they wouldn’t have roofs on their heads. Her relations were out of the question, they wouldn’t lift a finger to help them. She’d die first before she marries the heir to her father’s estate.

It was desperation that forced her to reconsider Hepplewood’s words. She did what she thought she wasn’t capable of.

What she didn’t expect was to fall back on Hepplewood’s arms.

Fighting his demons.
He has a past he wasn’t really proud of, and he was still fighting his demons. He was guilty that his wife died in childbirth, he didn’t know what to do with his young ward, and seeing Isabella made him yearn for something he thought he had long forgotten. 

His sensual pleasure was a taboo - can Isabella handle it? 

He ought to say good bye to her, to let her be. But he keeps coming back to her. He wanted another chance with her. But Isabella stood firm, and tried to fight her emotions as well. She has a lot on her plate, and her sisters to think of.

But when danger threatens the safety of her sisters, and her – Tony would just do about anything to keep them safe.


Tony and Isabella had great chemistry, but didn't know what to do with it. She was a widow with two wards, not to mention a reputation. As for him, he has a past that had made him wary of love. But these two had found each other in the most unlikely fashion. What started out to be temporary, turned out to be something permanent. 

I think I left my heart on the pages. OMG Liz Carlyle – you totally made my kindle burn!

Ah yes, could it get anymore hotter THAN THIS?!

I seriously didn't expect the level of steam and kink Liz Carlyle would put into this book. BUT OMG - it was totally hot, sensual and definitely sexy. 

•Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.•

A lifelong anglophile, Liz Carlyle cut her teeth reading gothic novels under the bedcovers by flashlight. She is the author of sixteen historical romances, including several New York Times bestsellers. Liz travels incessantly, ever in search of the perfect setting for her next book. Along with her genuine romance-hero husband and four very fine felines, she makes her home in North Carolina. You can contact her via her website at www.lizcarlyle.com.

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  1. Wow! This review was scorching hot...a reflection of the reviewer's feelings about the book, no doubt. :-) I have always thought Liz Carlyle's books were steamy though...and really enjoyed reading them. I haven't read the last three before this one though, so I'm feeling a need to revisit Liz's books at Amazon! Thanks for the post. jdh2690@gmail.com