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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: I Adored a Lord by Katharine Ashe


I Adored a Lord
A Prince Catchers Novel
By: Katharine Ashe
Releasing July 29th, 2014
Avon Romance


Blurb

She’s intended for his brother. He’s destined for adventure. Then a dangerous mystery throws them together, and all they want is each other.

All that clever, passionate Ravenna Caulfield wants is to stay far away from high society’s mean girls.
All that handsome, heroic Lord Vitor Courtenay wants is to dash from dangerous adventure to adventure.

Now, snowbound in a castle with a bevy of the ton’s scheming maidens all competing for a prince’s hand in marriage, Ravenna’s worst nightmare has come true. Now, playing babysitter to a spoiled prince and his potential brides, Vitor is champing at the bit to be gone.


When a stolen kiss in a stable leads to a corpse in a suit of armor, a canine kidnapping, and any number of scandalous liaisons, Ravenna and Vitor find themselves wrapped in a mystery they’re perfectly paired to solve. But as for the mysteries of love and sex, Vitor’s not about to let Ravenna escape until he’s gotten what he desires…

My Thoughts:

When I started I Adored a Lord, oh my gosh I'm reading the regency version of Clue. For those who love that game and regency you are going to love I Adore a Lord. I can't say if it's anything like the movie, because I have never seen it. Anyway, a murder happens and Ravenna and Vitor try to figure out who dun it. I have to say that it was pretty interesting to see how Ravenna and Vitor whittle  their way through the suspects. Let me say, that I was never very good at the game of Clue, so I can say I didn't have a clue who was the killer. However, when all the information came out, I got a good chuckle on the murderer. Enough about that.

All right, I haven't gotten a chance to read the first book, but I do own it. Anyway, I liked the story, because of main characters. Ravenna is a delightful character with hoydenish tendency. Honestly, I think she would have done just fine as a commoner, alas she can't be that cause her sister had to go and marry a duke. So, she doesn't quite fit into either worlds, in a sense she's in limbo. However, she tries to make the best out her situation. Now Vitor is an interesting hero, because of his parentage. He's unique because doesn't do the typical second son thing. I mean he could be a total manwhore and no one would fault him, because he's a second son and family secrets. However, he's a pretty decent guy. I love that he tries to protect Ravenna, even though she tells him she doesn't need his help.

Yes, I Adored a Lord was entertaining, but at times I did get overwhelm with each of the character and how they played into the story. I do believe Katharine did a pretty good job at making sure you didn't know who the murder was till it needed to come out. I liked how Ravenna and Vitor worked well together. I enjoyed their banter between one another. Overall, a pretty good story. So, if you have a love for regency romance and the game Clue, you might not want to miss I Adore a Lord. After all it brings the best of both worlds together. 




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Author Info
Award-winning, best-selling author KATHARINE ASHE writes intensely lush historical romance, including How To Be a Proper Lady, among Amazon's 10 Best Books of 2012 in Romance, and eight other acclaimed novels set in the era of the British Empire. With the publication of her debut novel in 2010, she earned a spot among the American Library Association's "New Stars of Historical Romance." She was a nominee for the 2013 Library of Virginia Literary Award in Fiction, and in 2011 she won the coveted Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Historical Romantic Adventure. Katharine is also a finalist for the 2014 RITA® Award, the highest honor in the romance fiction industry, for How To Marry A Highlander.

She lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History at Duke University, Katharine writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve high adventure and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about her books, please visit her at www.KatharineAshe.com.

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