on August 29th 2017
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Nicole Jordan's irresistible Legendary Lovers series continues in this sizzling twist on My Fair Lady, as a bewitching beauty and a rakish sea captain trade favors . . . and tempt fate.
Lady Katherine Wilde believes she has crushed any lingering romantic feelings toward Brandon Deverill, who spurned her six years ago. And now that the rough-edged rogue needs polishing to claim his inheritance, she's willing to strike a practical bargain: Kate will mold the brash privateer into an acceptable English nobleman if Deverill will safeguard her from brigands on a voyage to recover lost family treasure. However, the soul-melting kiss that seals their agreement just may reignite blazing passion.
Brandon's fortitude was sorely tested when he turned Kate away from his bed all those years ago. Even a rake such as he wouldn't seduce an innocent beauty before sailing into battle. But now that he's inherited a title and must take a suitable bride, he sets his sights on Kate. Though he fiercely desires her, true love is a notion that baffles him--until their adventure turns perilous and Brandon realizes he'd gladly trade his life to save the woman who has captured his heart.
~~Reviewed by Amy~~
What could be better than a regency romance? A regency romance with pirates, sunken treasure, and a boatload of passion, of course. #5 in Nicole Jordan’s Legendary Lovers series, My Fair Lover is a sizzling adventure across land and sea.
Lady Katherine Wilde has been the consummate matchmaker for family and friends but she’s never found her own love. She thought she had 6 years ago in Brandon Deverill. She’d thrown herself at him but he’d rebuffed her, wounding her heart and her pride. Now he’d returned from the war he’d left her to fight. No longer a rake but an English Lord. Kate had vowed to have nothing to do with him ever again, but her aunt had asked for Kate’s help introducing Brandon into society and helping him find a suitable wife. Perhaps by helping him find his own love, she could purge him from her heart for good.
When Kate sees Brandon again though, it’s immediately clear to her that she’s not over the bold American seafarer. It’s also clear to Brandon that his desire for Kate has never ebbed. But Kate will only marry for love and Brandon doesn’t believe himself capable of that emotion. In spite of her feelings and her pride, Kate agrees to help Brandon find a bride if he’ll escort her to France to recover the shipwreck that claimed her parents years ago. And so their adventure begins taking them from London society to the high seas, to the beaches of France. And even as the attraction between them is undeniable and out of control, they both try to deny the inevitable.
Kate and Brandon were engaging characters. They were oblivious to each other’s true feelings and often to their own. Kate had no intention of marrying without true love and no one had ever lived up to her memories of Brandon. She thought she could purge him from her heart by helping him find a match but matchmaking wasn’t an easy task when your own heart was involved. She couldn’t help but feel protective and jealous. And she couldn’t help the wanton way her body responded to Brandon’s kisses and touches. She didn’t trust herself to be alone with him and she didn’t trust him not to take advantage of the profound weakness she had for him.
Brandon had wanted Kate for years. He’d turned her away that night, not wanting to take her innocence before leaving for war. Thoughts of her had gotten him through a terrible time in his life. He fiercely wanted Kate but Kate wanted love and after the horrors of war and his own parents’ loveless marriage, he didn’t think that was possible for him. But if he wanted Kate, he knew he’d have to show her that he could be everything else she wanted in a man. Hopefully, he could convince her that was enough.
As their adventure progresses and danger comes closer, they realize they could lose each other. There’s nothing like imagining a life without the other to make your true feelings become more clear. There was great chemistry between these two and I enjoyed their battle of wits. They were a well-matched couple that just needed a little time and a little danger to figure it all out.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book.