Tuesday, July 23, 2013

What a Gentleman Desires by Kasey Michaels + Featured Freebie

What a Gentleman Desires
Wicked intrigue unfolds in USA TODAY bestselling author Kasey Michaels's series about the Redgraves; four siblings celebrated for their legacy of scandal and seduction.

Plagued by the scandal that once destroyed his father and now threatens his family, Valentine Redgrave dreams of dark justice. Brother to the Earl of Saltwood, with secret ties to the Crown, he won't rest until he infiltrates and annihilates England's most notorious hellfire club. To cross its elite members is to court destruction, yet he's never craved a challenge more. Until he encounters enigmatic governess Daisy Marchant, who behind a plain-Jane guise harbors a private agenda and appeals to his every weakness; and desire.

Valentine's hunt for revenge is Daisy's key to finding her sister, who may be lost in the clutches of a deadly Society. But his seductive charm unlocks passion that can undo them both. Now, the only way to escape death and rescue their families is to trust each other in love and loyalty; even as they tread deeper into danger.

My Rating: 4 Roses

Another great book in the Redgraves series! What a Gentleman Desires was absolutely lovely. Full of steamy romance and another step into the spine chilling world of the Society, this book was just wonderful.

In the previous books in the series, we saw glimpses of the Society and its depravity. But, in this one, we get an inside look into the creepiness. And I loved it. The mystery of the Society and the race to take it down made this book, and the others in the series, a step above. It added mystery and enough depravity to give you goosebumps. Can't wait to see how things end for the war against the Society in the next book.

Daisy was a fantastic heroine. She was a tough woman, one who doesn't flinch in the face of danger. And, wow, did she face some danger. But she continually proved herself strong enough to handle it all. I thought she was great, a thoroughly likable heroine.

Valentine was such a charmer. Ooh, I adored him! He had more charm in his pinky than most people do as a whole. And if that's not enough to win your heart, he's fantastically handsome and swoon worthy sweet. He's determined to take down the Society and protect his loved ones. Honestly, what's not to like? He was perfect!

The romance was a nice mix of sweet and spicy. Daisy and Valentine were definitely cute together. Both had met their match in each other. Seeing them match wits was tons of fun. And, for those who like the hotter side, there were, of course, some steamy moments for you. They were a lovely couple.

The plot was the weak point of the book. Though I was kept interested the entire way through, it took me a few chapter before I got hooked into the story. And there were a few moments scattered throughout the book that slowed down a little. It wasn't enough for me to get bored, but it was enough to bear notice and mentioning. For the most part, though, I was absorbed in the story. The danger of stepping into the Society kept me on the edge of my seat. And the ending was wonderful. Can't wait to read the last Redgrave book, What a Hero Dares, where we see Max's story. I'm counting down the day until I can get my hands on it :)

What a Gentleman Desires was a wonderful historical romance. I absolutely loved it! Lovers of the genre, you definitely have to read this book and the rest of the scandalous Redgraves series. 

*Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for a copy!
Featured Freebie:
Today, I have a YA historical romance that sounds wonderful: Maid of Sherwood by Shanti Krishnamurty. Go forth and get it for free!

Headstrong Marian du Luc would rather traipse through Sherwood Forest and spar with her family’s antique sword than wear the fancy dresses and ribbons her mother favors. Nevertheless, she conforms to her mother’s standards when her family is summoned to Nottingham Castle by the evil Prince John. Upon her arrival Marian is forced to endure the advances of the Sheriff of Nottingham while she secretly meets with the handsome outlaw ‘Hood’, who has captured her heart with his passion for justice.

Court intrigue tangles Marian in its web when she discovers horrendous truths about Prince John and the Sheriff, placing her life in jeopardy and forcing her to confront the hidden truths in her own family.

Of course, everything would be much easier if she wasn’t head over heels with the one man the Sheriff would risk anything to kill…

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