Thursday, May 12, 2016

Review- The Desperate Love of a Lord by Jane Lark

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From Kindle bestselling Historical romance author, Jane Lark, comes a brand new FREE novella to accompany her breathtakingly beautiful Regency series.

Fiercely independent, Lady Violet Rimes, the merry widow, has played the town, dangling men from leashes like a pack of adoring hounds, always the one in control. She has never let a man toy with her.

An idle, attractive rake, Lord Geoffrey Sparks has had little to do other than enjoy life. He has let Violet play her games for months without complaint, because he likes her company—and admittedly her bed. But in recent months he's found himself gravitating towards her more and more. Things have changed between them. He likes her for who she is and not simply the notorious widow. He thought his feelings were returned, but . . . Why then has she suddenly vanished from town without a word?

A couple of months ago, she'd complained about his friend being a heartbreaker, but now Violet is breaking his heart...

Release date: October 5th 2015
Published by: HarperImpulse
Page numbers: 108


Author Jane Lark's The Desperate Love of a Lord is a novella that's free on Amazon. I am not into historical romance or romance in general, but I was in the mood for something quick and light, which is why I picked up this novella. Although it was very silly for my taste, it served its purpose of being a light and quick read that was, at the same time, nice as well. 

This is the story of Violet and Geoff, a man who is younger to her by seven years. Violet is now a widow and she meets Geoff for purely pleasure purposes. Obviously, you don't need to be the God of romance to put two and two together and figure out that the two eventually start developing feelings for one another when one fine day, Violet just decides to leave the city. The reason behind her disappearance is her newly found companion. 

For a historical novella, this story had some modern liberty and intellectuality thrown in as Violet and Geoff's relationship stems from something that is forbidden. And it further leads to more twists and turns that are generally considered forbidden. So it was fresh and atypical to see that in a historical romance. It was genuinely nice to have traditionalism veering slightly towards modernity.  

One part that didn't quite sit well with me was all the sexual activity which seemed to be the highlight of the book. No doubt that a romance digger would love to read about it, but I was looking for a meaningful story that had some great conversation between the protagonists. Nonetheless, The Desperate Love of a Lord was a quick, light and nice novella that's perfect for romance lovers. 

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