Reviewer: Danielle Mason
Title: Passions of a Wicked Earl - 1st in the London's Greatest Lovers series
Author: Lorraine Heath
Release Date: October 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Historical Romance
Year/Setting: 1850s, London England
Overall Rating: 5.0
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Minimal
Lorraine's Website: www.lorraineheath.com
When Claire showed back up in her husband's London home, Lyon’s Place, after three years of being banished out to the country estate, she knew he wouldn't be happy to see her. But Claire really had no choice she had to ask him for this favor not for her but for her sister.
The last thing Morgan Lyons, the 8th Earl of Westcliffe, better known as Westcliffe wanted to see when he came home one night was the carriage from his country estate. He knew that meant she was inside. Westcliffe hadn't had anything to do with his wife since their wedding night. The night he found her in the arms of his younger brother Stephen. As Stephen storms through the house to the library where Claire is waiting for him all he can think about is that night and how she betrayed him, but the minute he lays eyes on her the changes in her were not what he had expected.
When Claire and Westcliffe had married, Claire had been a very naive seventeen year old. Three years had done a lot to make her look like the woman she had become. Not to mention that Claire after setting eyes on Westcliffe for the first time noticed how he can grown the past three years as well. But setting all that aside, Claire sucked up her pride and asked Westcliffe if Beth, her sister and herself could stay with him in London so Beth could have a season and find a suitor. This was very important to both Beth and Claire. For if Beth did not find herself a beau then she would have to marry to horrible Lord Hester.
After Westcliffe agrees, the book gets really good. The fight between Claire and Westcliffe is a good one. You can't help but want the two of them to work things out because you can tell they belong with one another. One of the main problems is that for the past 6 months Westcliffe has been sleeping with Lady Anne Cavill. Lady Anne is not at all happy that she is receiving guilt about the affair and she sets out to get rid of Claire and have Westcliffe to herself.
It's the tugging and pulling that keeps Claire and Westcliffe close throughout the book even with the talk of divorce and not wanting to be together. Like I said above, if the author writes it as well as Lorraine Heath does, then the feelings jump out at you while you are reading and you can't help but want to get inside the story somehow and make sure it has a happy ending. I will say this couple does, but in order to find out exactly how and what they all have to go through to get there you will need to pick up the book. One more thing I will say is that Lorraine Heath is now one of my favorite historical romance writers. The way she writes about the past and her character descriptions make you wish you could live in that time period and go through what the people in her books are going through—no matter how hard it may seem to be!!
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