Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Countess's Groom by Emily Larkin + Featured Freebie

The Countess's Groom
Release date: September 9, 2013
Publisher: Entangled: Flirt
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: N/A

Rose, the Countess Malmstoke, is trapped in a marriage from hell. Escape seems impossible—until her horse groom Will Fenmore offers to help her find a way out.

Will has loved Rose since she was brought to Creed Hall as a new bride, but their relationship has only ever been that of mistress and servant. Born worlds apart, Will knows he could never be her husband, but maybe he can be her salvation.

As they plan her escape to the American colonies, Rose learns to trust Will with her life and her heart, but trusting him with her body is another matter. Can she conquer her fear of the marriage bed? Is the future she dreams of—being Will’s wife—possible?

The Countess's Groom is the prequel to The Spinster's Secret.

My Rating: 5 Roses

Super sweet! The Countess's Groom was an absolutely wonderful, super adorable, brilliant historical romance novella. Loved it!

Rose was an excellent heroine. She has not had an easy time. Her husband is cruel, malicious, abusive, and basically a spawn of Satan. So, when he leaves for an extended trip, she relishes the freedom. But, when he writes that he will be returning early, she know that she can't handle living with him again. And, so starts the escape plan. She was a strong character to deal with what her husband did to her. And, to even consider running because, if she had been caught, there was no doubt that her husband would kill her. She was likable and a truly lovely heroine.

Will was so sweet! He's basically everything that Rose's husband isn't. Kind, gentle, noble, loving, sweet, honorable. He was so amazing and adorable. It was easy to fall for him. I thought he was brilliant and I adored him.

The romance was so sweet. Will has been in love with Rose for a while. And Rose, seeing that Will is the everything her husband isn't, slowly trusts and falls for him. It was so sweet to see. And, the attraction was there from the beginning. Though, in this case, love came before lust. Especially because Rose had to trust Will before she could go that far, after what her husband did. But, when it happened, it was steamy. I loved these two together. They were a brilliant couple.

The plot was fast paced and I was absorbed in the story the entire way through. It was so sweet and lovely. And  the ending was perfect, a happy ending for Rose and Will along with a lead into The Spinster's Secret. 

The Countess's Groom was a wonderful, sweet, adorable romance. I loved this novella! It was brilliant. Lovers of the genre, you have to read this.

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*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest  review

About the Author:
Emily Larkin
Emily grew up in a house full of words and books -- her mother worked as a librarian and her father was a novelist – so perhaps it’s not surprising that she became a writer.

She loves to travel and has lived in Sweden, backpacked in Europe, and journeyed overland in the Middle East, China, North Africa, and North America. She enjoys climbing hills, yoga workouts, and watching reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly.

Emily writes fantasy novels (with strong elements of romance) as Emily Gee, and regency romance novels as Emily Larkin.

Featured Freebie:
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Lord Trey Worthington isn’t about to give his heart to a woman. He does not want a marriage like his parents. But when his mother brings in a childhood acquaintance into the home to sponsor into society, Trey has to get Miss Faraday trained properly. The more he gets to know Judith, the more he yearns for something he doesn’t dare reach for. Judith is after a faithful husband—something Trey has been convinced most of his life he’ll never become.

Judith Faraday is only after one thing—to marry her Naval Officer and enjoy a life full of love. She’s doubtful her dream will ever come true while living as the ward to the dowager duchess. However, the longer Judith is with the dowager’s son, Trey, an attraction blossoms. Judith now wonders if God has different plans for her life, because Trey doesn’t believe in the sanctity of marriage . . . the very thing Judith cannot do without.

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