11 May 2015

Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | The Harlot Countess by Joanna Shupe

The Harlot Countess
Wicked Deceptions # 2
By: Joanna Shupe
Releasing April 28th, 2015

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Lady Hawkins’s debut was something she’d rather forget—along with her first marriage. Today, the political cartoonist is a new woman. A thoroughly modern woman. So much so that her clamoring public believes she’s a man…

FACT: Drawing under a male pseudonym, Maggie is known as Lemarc. Her (his!) favorite object of ridicule: Simon Barrett, Earl of Winchester. He’s a rising star in Parliament—and a former confidant and love interest of Maggie’s who believed a rumor that vexes her to this day.

FICTION: Maggie is the Half-Irish Harlot who seduced her best friend’s husband on the eve of their wedding. She is to be feared and loathed as she will lift her skirts for anything in breeches.

Still crushed by Simon’s betrayal, Maggie has no intention of letting the ton crush her as well. In fact, Lemarc’s cartoons have made Simon a laughingstock…but now it appears that Maggie may have been wrong about what happened years ago, and that Simon has been secretly yearning for her since…forever. Could it be that the heart is mightier than the pen and the sword after all?

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The past was not kind to Lady Hawkins. It started with her debut that had shaped her future. She just wanted to forget it, along with the whispers, the feeling of betrayal and the heartbreak that went along with it. Not to mention, her first marriage. Now a widow, Maggie had transformed into a new woman, a modern woman who valued her freedom and expresses her passion for art. Secretly that is, because she is now the renowned political cartoonist, Lemarc who seemed to have a penchant for ridiculing the Earl of Winchester.

He broke her heart in the past, but now the Earl of Winchester, Simon Barrett is the rising star in the parliament just like the rest of his men in his family. But the art was ruining him one at a time, he needed to put a stop to it, now if he can only find who Lemarc is.

Maggie tries not to let her reputation dampen her spirit. Instead, she lived in it. She valued the freedom and living life that came across in being the Half-Irish Harlot. After all, she couldn’t do anything about it. But having Simon near her again, the man who joined the ton in not believing her innocence, proved to be a danger in her heart. She will never fall for him again, she won’t risk her heart.

But Simon was a formidable force. She broke his heart years ago and left him feeling like a fool. He wouldn’t let her do it to him again, but question is can he resist being close to her once again?

Can they be both wrong about what happened years ago?

Their love story is ten painful years in the making, and I was glad they got their happy ending, not matter how farfetched it was initially. Indeed, love can do everything, even move mountains and surpass whatever painful past there is.

 Another captivating romantic novel from Joanna Shupe. The Harlot Countess proved to be as engaging as the first one in the series, the anticipation of solving the mystery was up until the final page, and not to mention the sizzling romance between the characters did not allow me to put this book down.

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Award-winning author JOANNA SHUPE has always loved history, ever since she saw her first Schoolhouse Rock cartoon. While in college, Joanna read every romance she could get her hands on and soon started crafting her own racy historical novels. She now lives in New Jersey with her two spirited daughters and dashing husband.

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