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His Hand-Me-Down Countess (The Lustful Lords Series) (Volume 1) Paperback – September 20, 2017
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I fell in love with this series basically right from the first page, I will admit going into it I didn't realize it would be a little hotter than the normal historical romance I picked up but darned if I was not happy to get that little bit of extra, this book is steamy and it's interesting to see how the Lords make this side of their personalities work for them, more importantly their ladies.
I will say that I had not read anything by Sorcha before and apparently this series is a spin-off from another series, The Market and while you won't be lost if you pick this one up having never read the other I found a few times I was wondering about somethings that (particularly relationships) that must have occurred in the Market series.
That aside I fell for this book and fell hard. I felt an immediate kinship with Theo and Stonemere had my heart swooning every other page. I loved the intrigue and mystery, though I will say that it is fairly evident early on who is at fault for all the misdeeds, of course I am not sure the author was completely trying to hide it. I loved how the characters themselves discovered the treachery and how they handled it. I loved that the steamy scenes blended so well into the story so as not to truly take away from what was going on around the couple, which is a heck of a lot! I loved the way Theo works the system to not only make London a better place but also to fulfill herself. I loved the banter and he friendships. I loved the secondary characters and the character development, especially when it came to Stonemere and him working through what we of course now know is PTSD. My hear broke for him over and over but I loved that together with Theo he was able to find peace.
All in all I was completely lost in this book, it is a book that you won't want to put down making it a fairly quick read. I can't wait for the next book in the Lustful Lords series and you can bet I am going back to start The Market series now.
I love historical romances-especially if they're the sexy sort. Sorcha Mowbray's new book, His Hand Me Down Countess is nothing but hot, hot, hot!
A little too much so to the point that it distracted from the book's basic plot.
Theo is a mousy little thing, with a fierce independent streak. Though she may present herself to society as sweet she is anything but. She has a wild side to her, and she is determined to bring out the beast in her new husband. After all he was a member of the notorious Lustful Lords.
Stone was forced to take his title after his older brother died. It was a burden he never wanted. However he assumes the title, his brother's place in The House of Lords. After all, he has a duty to uphold! Knowing he needs a wife to produce an heir, he marries his brother's fiancé, Theo.
While I loved the sexual aspect of the book, I would have liked to have seen more serious attention given to the sub plots. They needed to interweave through the story line better rather than the "oh by the way..." fashion they were treated. They gave the book an interesting twist and suspense. But by the time they came to be resolved I'd already figured them out.
This was the first book of Sorcha's I've read and I will definitely will be waiting for the rest of the Lustful Lords. It's a super sexy, hot historical romance-not at all what this historical romance addict was expecting, but a delicious change from the norm.
Theo and Stone are one hot couple in and out of bed. I liked that Theo is an independent woman despite the time she lives in and that there's no persuading her when she makes up her mind. The title is indicative their story isn't a love at first sight, but their first night as a couple shows them their marriage might actually work, even without love.
I loved the concept of "The Market" and what people go do there. I think my favorite scene was when Theo takes a private tour of the place. Her curiosity almost killed me. I just loved how the author worked "what happens at The Market" into the story. I mean, talk about debauchery!
Stone's protectiveness of Theo, and how slowly but surely he realizes there's no other woman for him and he makes sure she understands she's his only was fabulous. He's an alpha male, but there's just something about alphas in historicals I can't explain.
Then there is Cooper, whom I loved. Though, I do wonder if there'll be another play night with Theo and Stone in book 2. Stone is extremely possessive of Theo, but Theo is not a shy woman and she does enjoy all the little games Stone plays with her.
Overall, I enjoyed this book very much and I think any who's been a fan of Stephanie Lauren's the "Cynsters" series would enjoy The Lustful Lords too.
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