mercoledì 15 aprile 2015

Review & Giveaway: A Woman of Love by Marlow Kelly


A Woman of Love
by Marlow Kelly

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BLURB:


When her dissolute husband insists that Lady Annabel Peters bed one of his villainous cohorts to repay a gambling debt, she is scandalized. But she is forced to agree because he controls every aspect of her life.

A physically and emotionally crippled war hero, James Drake has retreated from society. At the request of his brother, he manipulates events so he can interrogate Annabel, a woman he thinks may be part of a ring of thieves.

Neither of them count on an instant and overwhelming attraction. James may now believe Annabel but she suspects her husband plans to kill her. As one of her husband’s friends, James is not to be trusted.

Yet how can she escape a man who has the ability to control her with a gentle kiss?





My Review:


It 's a historical novel, short but intense, sensual, exciting, really reads all in one breath.
Lady Annabel Peters was forced to marry Elliott, a violent and dangerous man. To pay a gambling debt her husband forces her to spend a night with James Drake. James has accepted the exchange only to question the woman on the husband's trades. But as soon as Lady Annabel is in front of him he gives in to passion. Lady Annabel wants to trust but James is a friend of her husband .... But if he was different from Elliott? If he could help her? Can trust him?
It's the second book in the series but are independent stories, can be read as a stand-alone.
I was given a copy of this book by the author to read in exchange for an honest review.



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EXCERPT:


Maneuvering Peters into having his wife pay his debts had been easy. He had counted on the bastard to care more about money than his personal relationships. Of course, James had no intention of compromising her. He only wanted her alone for questioning. Hopefully, she would be forthcoming, and he wouldn’t have to resort to intimidation.

He led her to the library. Three of the four walls were lined with shelves, crammed with books. It smelled of old, musty paper, but it was the only room in the house, other than the bedroom, that contained furniture.

“Take a seat.” He pointed to his old, leather couch, then carried the oil lamp from the stone mantelpiece and put it on the small table next to her. She clamped her arms around her body. Her large, oval eyes stared at the light, mesmerized by the small dancing flame. She reminded him of the refugees he’d seen when he served in the Crimea, giving the impression of a woman whose world had collapsed around her. Something in his chest twisted. He wondered if she was more a victim than he had assumed.

In the flicker of lamplight her eyes looked dark, but every now and then he caught a glimpse of a lighter shade. Were they blue or green? Wisps of hair, the colour of honey, escaped their pins and trailed down her neck beckoning him to trace the strands with his lips.

Damn, he might have become an animal, but there were limits to his depravity. He would not coerce a woman into his bed, wouldn’t touch her, kiss her, and he certainly wouldn’t make love to her. He needed her cooperation and honesty and couldn’t be distracted by a pretty face with sad eyes.



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


After being thrown out of England for refusing to drink tea, Marlow Kelly made her way to Canada where she found love, a home and a pug named Max. She also discovered her love of storytelling. Encouraged by her husband, children and let’s not forget Max, she started putting her ideas to paper. Her need to write about strong women in crisis drives her stories and her curiosity regarding the lives and loves of historical figures are the inspiration for her characters. You can visit Marlow at www.marlowkelly.com.









Marlow will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


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30 commenti:

  1. Marlow Kelly is a new author for me, and her book sounds amazing. I have added it to my TBR list. Thank you for the giveaway.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Thank you for stopping by Jen. I hope you enjoy A Woman of Love.

      Elimina
  2. This sounds like a wonderful story. I love regency stories and this excerpt was great.

    RispondiElimina
  3. Sounds like a great historical romance. I enjoyed the excerpt. Blessings and Thanks to all.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Blessings and thanks to you as well, Lawri.

      Elimina
  4. Thank you for the wonderful review and for having me as a guest on this amazing site.

    RispondiElimina
  5. Thank you Sandra, You're a sweetheart

    RispondiElimina
  6. I love this story. Congrats on a wonderful review, Marlow.

    RispondiElimina
  7. Thanks Angelina. I'm glad you stopped by.

    RispondiElimina
  8. Where is your favorite writing spot?

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Great question, Amanda. I have a small room at the back of the house that gets the sun all day. It's warm in the winter and breezy in the summer.
      Thanks for asking.

      Elimina
  9. Great excerpt, thanks for this giveaway!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Thanks Danielle. Good luck with the giveaway

      Elimina
  10. Thanks for the giveaway! I enjoyed the excerpt and I like the cover. :)

    RispondiElimina
  11. You're welcome Cali. I'm glad you liked them.

    RispondiElimina
  12. I really enjoyed the blurb and the excerpt! I used to be historical romance fanatic but haven't read one in a long time. You have tempted me to add it to my WANT TO READ List! Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. That's great - tempting you is good. I hope you decide to add it to your TBR pile.

      Elimina
  13. Loved the blurbs, thank you!! :)

    RispondiElimina
  14. Loved the blurbs, thank you!! :)

    RispondiElimina
  15. I love historical romance and this book sounds fantastic!

    RispondiElimina

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