TITLE – Tempting His Mistress
AUTHOR – Samantha Holt
GENRE – Victorian Romance
PUBLICATION DATE – November 2014
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 80,000
COVER ARTIST – Love, Lust and Lipstick Stains
What could possibly induce at woman to follow in the footsteps of her mother and further sully her reputation by becoming a mistress?
Lilly Claremont is well used to being at the centre of gossip. Being the illegitimate child of a rich businessman never failed to titillate the gossips and while she cared little about the wagging tongues she never intended to reinforce their opinions of her by ruining herself completely.
But it seems Lord Hawksley is determined to make the fascinating Lilly his mistress…
Evan has no doubt her bold tongue and beautiful body could keep him entertained for some time. Captivated by her, he must find a way to burn through his desire for her. He cannot marry a woman of such social standing so why not make her his mistress?
After the murder of her father, Lilly is searching for answers and they lead her directly to Lord Hawksley. But will they also lead her to his bed…?
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Lilly jerked her head up. “Evan!” She shoved the letter on the desk behind her and straightened. “What are you doing here?”
“This is my home.” A brow rose.
Having discarded his jacket somewhere, his necktie hung loosely around his collar and the first few buttons on his shirt were undone. That familiar pang of need rolled through her at the sight of a little taut flesh. With his mussed hair and lazy smile, he reminded her of how he looked after their lovemaking.
“I didn’t expect you back until tomorrow.” She clasped her hands together and eyed him warily.
“I caught the late train and walked from the station.” He stepped fully into the room and shut the door.
“Walked? But it’s two miles at least.”
“It is.” Evan closed the gap between them until they were only a pace apart. “But I found myself eager to come back.”
“Why?” His close proximity forced her to crane her neck. Lilly swallowed as he searched her gaze and yet again she found him unreadable.
His expression shuttered and she noted a brief stiffening of his body but he remained close. “What are you doing in here? I keep it locked for a reason.”
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
I have always been a big fan of Samantha Holt’s Historical Romance Novels. But I have to say that this Victorian Romance “Tempting His Mistress” was such a breath of fresh air. I absolutely fell in love with the two main characters Lilly and Evan. Strong, spirited, willful Lilly and Stubborn, Angry, Arrogant but damned good looking Evan.
Lilly is the daughter of a Mistress and Evan comes from money. They are from opposite ends of the world with one thing in common her Father. From the start she is snippy and feisty when she meets Evan and he is short and obtuse but very intrigued. Something about this fiery woman keeps drawing him to her. And when his brother threatens to take that away he makes his move and does the one thing she vowed to never let happen.
The relationship that builds between them is slow, and bumpy to say the least but oh man is it good. Samantha whips up some truly amazing tender moments between them. And just when you think Lilly has finally broken through that brick wall Evan has around him his horns come out and back several steps they go until it looks like he has pushed her away for good.
I won’t tell how the book ends – you have to get your copy today – don’t delay because this is hands down a 5 STAR READ and then some…..
Samantha lives in a small village in England with her gorgeous twin girls and husband who is a trained bodyguard and ex-soldier. She enjoys writing historical romance involving chivalrous knights, hot highlanders and cravatted men, but sometimes gets lured away by bad boy bikers, soldiers and other heroic modern men.
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