Monday, June 23, 2014

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Lady Windermere's Lover by Miranda Neville

Lady Windermere’s Lover
The Wild Quartet Series Book Three
By: Miranda Neville
Releasing June 24th, 2014


Damian, Earl of Windermere, rues the day he drunkenly gambled away his family's estate and was forced into marriage to reclaim it. Now, after hiding out from his new bride for a year, Damian is finally called home, only to discover that his modest bride has become an alluring beauty—and rumor has it that she's taken a lover. Damian vows to keep his wife from straying again, but to do so he must seduce her—and protect his heart from falling for the wife he never knew he wanted.

Cynthia never aspired to be the subject of scandal. But with her husband off gallivanting across Persia, what was a lady to do? Flirting shamelessly with his former best friend seemed like the perfect revenge . . . except no matter how little Damian deserves her loyalty, Cynthia can't bring herself to be unfaithful. But now that the scoundrel has returned home, Cynthia isn't about to forgive his absence so easily—even if his presence stirs something in her she'd long thought dead and buried. He might win her heart . . . if he can earn her forgiveness!

My Thoughts:

When I started Lady Windermere's Lover I had a giant pit in stomach. Let me just say it's deuce uncomfortable. And a lot of it stem from the uncertainty between Cynthia and Damian. Yes, Cynthia used her friendship with Julian to drag her husband home. However, she didn't know how deeply she was cutting him by doing this. I can understand her naïve outlook believing that it wasn't doing any harm. At the same time Julian knew exactly what he was doing. Damien comes home and he's livid to find her taken up a lover and not just anyone, but his ex-friend. I don't blame Damien for not trusting his wife. 

Anyway, Damien and Cynthia have a lot of issues they never resolved when they first got married. So, it's easy to see that how they can't trust one another. So, Damien thought the best way to deal with his issues was to take an assignment overseas and Cynthia decided deal with by buying gaudy things. Then you have Julian trying to seduce Cynthia into his bed. I'm so glad she never succumb to his charms, because I would probably lost respect for her. Basically, you have Damien trying to make a go of his marriage, but not sure what has happen since he has left. 

I have to say that I enjoyed Lady Windermere's Lover even if it gave a knot. Once the misunderstanding started dissolve, so did my knot. I like that it's a marriage of convenience, but instead of muddling through together, Damien and Cynthia had personal growth while separated. After they finally settled there misunderstanding and everything brought to light, they both started to understand one another and eventually found a mutual love for one another. Yes, they both develop resentment towards one another for not airing out what needed to be said, but I think it would have been a lot worse had they done it right away. 

Overall, I found Lady Windermere's Lover the characters brought out an array of emotion towards me. Yes, I found the story moving and hope that everything will workout. I'm kind of curious what Julian story will bring in the next book, since he didn't win the girl. 

Copy provided by Avon via Edelweiss 

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Author Info
Miranda Neville grew up in England. During her misspent youth she devoured the works of Georgette Heyer, Jean Plaidy, and any other historical novels she could lay hands on. As a result she attended the University of Oxford to study history, ignoring all hints that economics might be a more practical subject. She spent several years writing catalogs of rare books and original letters and manuscripts for Sotheby’s auction house in London and New York. Much of her time in this job was spent reading the personal correspondence of the famous. This confirmed her suspicion that the most interesting thing about history is people.

Since moving to Vermont, she has worked in Special Collections at Dartmouth College and as an editor and journalist on Behind the Times, a small, idiosyncratic (and now defunct) monthly newspaper. She is the owner and editor of a weekly advertiser in the Upper Valley, a job that leaves her enough time to write fiction.

Her first book, Never Resist Temptation. was published by Avon in 2009. The first two books in the Burgundy Club series will be published in 2010.

She lives with her daugher, Becca, a college student and confirmed drama queen, and two cats who are never on the right side of any door.

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