Thursday, April 4, 2013

ARC Book Review-Lord Of Wicked Intentions

Lord Of Wicked Intentions
Lost Lords Of Pembrook (3)
Lorraine Heath
Avon Publishing
E Book
Published April 30 2013
384 Pages
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-0-06-210003-0
Author's Website
Three young heirs, imprisoned by anunscrupulous uncle, escaped—to the sea,to the streets, to faraway battle—awaiting the day when they wouldreturn to reclaim their birthright . . .

Lord Rafe Easton may be of noble blood, but survival taughthim to rely only on himself and to love no one. Yet when he setseyes on Miss Evelyn Chambers, an earl's illegitimate daughter,he is determined to have her, if only as his mistress . . .

After her father's death, Evelyn Chambers never imaginedshe would be sold to the highest bidder, yet circumstancesgive her little choice but to accept the lord's indecent proposal. Rafe is wealthy, as well as ruthless. Yet his coldnessbelies deep passion and deeper secrets. If she must be his,Evelyn intends to lay bare everything the Lord of Pembrookis hiding. But dark discoveries threaten to destroythem both until unexpected love leadsthe last lost lord home . .
My Review
When Evelyn's father dies from a illness that slowly killed him, she has little time to mourn. Her brother, immediately orders her to her room. Then he makes her go to a planned meeting, Evelyn thinking, it is to meet future suitors for marriage. Little does she know that her brother is trying to sell her to the highest bidder as a mistress, not a wife. She gains the attention of Rafe Easton. Rafe's only interest is to settle his debt with Geofrrey, where he see's the most gracious and elegant young woman, who stirs his blood like none other. When he see's the other men bidding on her, he knows he can't let anyone else have her but himself. So he takes her, only when her brother brings her to him, she has no inkling of an idea of why she is truly there. Evelyn, is shocked to the core, when she learns the truth she is devastated that her own brother would betray her this way. She knows that if she doesn't become Rafe's mistress, she will live a life on the streets with no home or food and any place to call her own. She knows that this is the only recourse available to her. First she doesn't expect for Rafe to give her time to get used to the idea, but she never thought he would be wooing her in a way. Rafe has a very tough exterior, but she knows that there is more to him than meets the eye. She finds herself falling in love with a man she knows would never love her in return...For he can only fight his demons.

The Hero (Rafe Easton)
Rafe, has only known a life of hardship and has managed to stay alive through the years by hiding who he truly is. At the age of ten, his twin brothers abandoned him to a workhouse. One where he was worked  and abused, until he managed to escape and finally leave and work his way to London. Where he has lived ever since, having to do terrible deeds just to survive, he know is the owner of a gaming hell, and damn proud of it. He makes no apologies, especially with his brothers return that past few years. When he claims Evelyn as his own, he has no clue as to what he is doing. She is his first mistress, but there is something about her that he finds irresistable. But then he begins to soften his heart the more he is around her, but he knows he must truly face his inner demons before he will ever have a future with her.

The Heroine (Evelyn Chambers)
Evelyn, was born on the wrong side of the blanket as it were, also known as a bastard. Her mother was mistress to her father. Her father shielded her through the years, protecting her but in the end making her too innocent and naive about the world. She dearly loved her father, but he trusted her brother way too much. When he died, he had no idea the lengths her brother would go to to be ride of her. She had always though he respected her, but when he sells her to Rafe to be his mistress, she feels so used and betrayed. Like she is worth nothing. She now realizes that Rafe is her only hope. At first she has no idea how to be a mistress, but she starts to see past Rafe's tough exterior and straight to his heart. All she wants is to love him, prove to him that he deserves it, because he has shown her what it is like to be cherished and truly cared for.

My Thoughts 
Lord of Wicked Intentions is the third installment in the series by Lorraine Heath. After reading the first two, I had been looking forward to reading Rafe's story. Rafe is very different I think from his brothers. He suffered in a way they never did, he barely managed to survive. He resists his brothers attempts to befriend him, and always rejects their offers for family gatherings. Rafe is a hardened man, who on the outside appears to care for nothing and for no one. He feels alone, always has since he was ten years old, when his brothers abandoned him. He didn't understand the why for it then, and now that he does, he can't seem to forgive himself for the horrible things he has had to do, so he is unable to forgive family. But when he meets Evelyn, his life changes. He see's his life in a whole different light. She brings laughter, hope and love into his life. I truly adored Rafe, I found his to be utterly irresistable, dangerous and sexy in a way that just appealed to me. He is the kind of hero you just ache for, but admire for his strengths. Evelyn, hasn't suffered like Rafe has, but she doesn't judge his past life. She see's something good in him, and in her own way fights for him. I love the inner strength and will she possess to not run from her circumstances that she has been dealt. She handles it very well, and I loved her courage at times. Overall a heart wrenching, that just had me in tears at various times through the book. There were so many moments that I had to stop and control my emotions. A Magical read that had me from the first page, a story that will pull at your heart strings and leave you aching for more. Another great work by a talented author that has never let me down!!! A exciting read filled with romance, love, and take you on a journey with these you will never forget.

First Line 
Lord Rafe Easton waited, unmoving. 

Favorite quotes

"I have particular needs. The first is that you are to never wrap your arms around me."
"Why not?" She whispered 
"Because it's what I require." He lowered his lips to hers, and she realized that if he hadn't menacled her wrists that her arms would have twined about him of their own accord, simply to ensure that she remained standing when her knees grew so weak. 
His tongue toyed with her mouth, painting it, outlining it as though he wanted to be intimately familiar with it. 

For a moment in his mind, all th eglobes he'd collected over the years spun. More than a hundred, spinning, spinning. He'd been searching for someplace better that where he was.
He'd finally found it, the best place of all--wrapped tightly in Eve's arms. 

My Grade
4.5 Blossoms

Heat Rating 

Other Books In The Series 
She Tempts The Duke
Lord Of Temptation
Deck the Halls with Love

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad that Rafe's story is different! I read the first two - I actually got ARCs of them but was denied the one for this one, which was the one I most wanted to read!! LOL

    Anyway, It's so going on my wish list and buy list :D



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