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Price of Desire (The Desire Series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Lavinia Kent
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Book Description

A Military Hero and a Despairing Wife . . .

Captain Wulf Huntington and Rose, Lady Burberry, become lost in pleasure on an anonymous afternoon and evening caught in time.

But reality intrudes sooner than either thought possible when both learn the other’s true identity and all the reasons why their love cannot be. He must return to military life and she to the only life she knows.

Until . . .

Years pass and now the widowed Rose seeks another husband. At a country house party organized to meet eligible men, an angry Wulf intrudes. He wants answers from Rose, answers she is not willing to give. Will past betrayals and secrets keep the lovers apart or will they come to embrace a love for all time?


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  • File Size: 756 KB
  • Print Length: 291 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B2DT7OY
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it yet still wanted to shake up the heroine! January 30, 2013
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This is the second installment of Ms. Kent's Desire series, and this is Rose's story and the price she pays for giving into her desire to be free of worry for just one warm summer afternoon.

The hero of this story, Captain Wulf Huntington, we met briefly in the first book and I just knew this guy was going to be complex and compelling. He's an Alpha hero to the bone, big, strong and handsome; man who's been through hell while in battle at Waterloo and whose personal story, when he finally breaks down and tells it, will break your heart.

In the Prologue, we meet the young Lady Rosalind Burberry who is tending her own gardens and is having a `fight' with a rose-bush that's too stubborn to budge, and out of the blue a young, strong and way too good-looking man stops by to help her out with it. Both are immediately taken with each other, regardless of her married state, which of course he knows nothing about. Talk about sexual tension!

Wulf is on his way to Lord Burberry with an errand and coming upon this beautiful woman who is flirting with him and is desirous of his `full' attention is what he feels something he needs to cleanse himself from all the carnage he'd witnessed from the battles he's been into, and Rose feels that after many years of celibacy in her married life, it's something her soul just had to give into, to prove that she's still a woman. Neither is aware that the price they'll be paying for that afternoon would be high and the memories would be with both through the next five years of their life.

Once more Lavinia Kent goes all out in her characterization of these two very stubborn, very strong and very passionate people. I loved them both and yet I wanted to strangle Rose! No, I'm not going to tell you why.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I love this series, got my interest with I found entertaining, waiting for more on books like this to buy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely Enjoyed It! February 20, 2013
By Zenobia
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Lavinia Kent's Price of Desire really shines in bringing us strong heroines with a perfect balance of historical realism and modern sensibility. Most Regency romances tempt us with glittering parties, well-dressed men in tight-fitting pants, and alpha male heroes with posh titles. The problem is that if any twenty-first century woman was to actually live in this time, she would find such a life as tantalizing as a straightjacket. Kent's heroines want more--and believably so.

In Price of Desire, the beautiful widow Rose is hunting for a new husband, one who will allow her enough independence to raise her daughter personally (not leaving the job entirely to the nursery) and to manage her own land. These may seem small victories, but back then such interests would be unusual for a well-bred woman. Similarly, Kent's heroes are men who get stuff done. While she has written her share of stories about titled men, her most memorable leads are not the lords but the misters--in this case Major Wulf Huntington, hero of Waterloo and all-around honorable everyman.

Rose and Wulf share a scandalous secret that both brings them together but also pushes them apart. Sometimes, though, the emotional swings happen too fast. In one scene, Rose has good reason to be furious at Wulf--though she doesn't know it, he's innocent of the offence--but her anger turns quickly and inexplicably to passion. (Well, almost inexplicably. He is quite sexy and, of course, good in bed.) Wulf's early feelings of resentment are better developed, which has led some reviewers to empathize better with him than with Rose. Though it is easy to see how great a guy he is when we're in his head, I think Rose's initial reaction was pretty understandable given how domineering Wulf's behavior could be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites May 28, 2013
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I have the whole Desire Series and liked all of them. Recommend this author and will definitely read her other books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it May 13, 2013
By bunny
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Of all the books in the desire series, this is my favorite. I loved how honest Marguerite was about her feelings for Tristan. She did not deny it nor tried hiding it. She fought hard for what she wanted and got it in the end. If i will have the time, i will read this book again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A true love story May 8, 2013
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I enjoyed this second book in the series. Love can prevail over stubborn doubts. This would also be a good read on its own.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful March 3, 2013
By Kath
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Loved the story of Rose and Wulf. I find I am a true fan of Ms. Kent's writing and this is the 2nd of 3 of her Desire novels that I've read. The reviewers who complain of a plodding plot or of no plot confuse me, as I feel as if they must be thinking of another book. Kent's writing would do with a better editor at times as there are times where then are grammatical errors, but nothing distracting from the tale and not so numerous to be a problem.

A sub-character in the Desire series is Lady Smythe-Burke and I've come to perk up and eagerly anticipate her interjections in any scene. I'd love Ms. Kent to write her story someday or find that it already exist.

Back to the story. If you like a some passion with your romance novels, Ms. Kent provides it very well. You do not have her lovers on each other every chapter, but the sexual tension is described in vivid and actually more erotic than a '50 Shades of Grey' approach where the act of sex is described in detail. She is a master of capturing how one can feel tremendous, all senses firing attraction to another and then as she works her way to the actually coupling she pulls back on the details in an artful and skilled manner. I admire her handling of this as may be clear.

I found moments of this book were laugh out funny, others that made the heart beat a bit faster and others that made the eyes go misty. This is basically the story of two people learning to trust each other and to love completely.
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Lavinia Kent never knew that most people don't make up stories in their heads to pass the time. She still has a hard time understanding how those who don't survive the doctor's waiting room or a grocery store line without another world to escape into.

As the mother of three, Lavinia finds "leisure time" to be ever-elusive, but when she is not reading romance novels, she watches far too much HBO and reality television. It must also be noted that she has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things Buffy and the new Doctor Who.

One of her latest passion is CW's Arrow which she discusses weekly on USA Today's Happy Ever After blog with NYT bestseller, Allison Brennan. http://www.usatoday.com/blog/happyeverafter/

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