Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mastering the Marquess Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Mastering the Marquess book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $25 gift card and a Loveswept mug. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Mastering the Marquess (Bound and Determined, #1)
Release date: July 29, 2014
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Historical (Regency)/Erotic Romance
Series: Bound and Determined #1

One night of fierce passion and unbound pleasure leaves two strangers craving much more in Lavinia Kent’s sumptuous novel of sensual discovery.

The time has come for the widow Louisa, Lady Brookingston, to move on, but she refuses to remarry at the cost of shaming her late husband’s memory. Their six years together were wedded bliss—even if a war injury prevented him from fulfilling his marital duties. Only one woman can help Louisa: Madame Rouge, the discreet proprietress of a club where London’s elite explore their wildest fantasies.

Geoffrey, the Marquess of Swanston, has no intention of agreeing to deflower an anonymous virgin. But when Madame Rouge tempts him with the absolute power he’ll have over a woman who knows nothing of carnal delights, he’s intrigued. Control is the one thing he cannot resist—and control is what he loses during his night with the blindfolded beauty. He longs to take her further, to leave his mark upon her perfect behind, but the mystery woman refuses to see him again. Instead Geoffrey reluctantly agrees to take a wife, the widow of his dear friend, Lord Brookingston—fating them both to a wicked surprise.

My Rating: 4 Roses

A super steamy, yet delightfully sweet read, Mastering the Marquess was a wonderful historical romance. I really liked this book. It was a lovely, enjoyable read.

Louisa was a wonderful heroine. She was a perfect lady, but a lady who wasn't afraid to step out of the bounds of propriety when it was called for. And she might act like a quiet lady, but if she got mad, all bets were off. I thought she was a lovely heroine and I really liked her.

Geoffrey was also great. After living with his careless parents who would sooner ruin the family name and fortune than get their act together, he had an obsession with maintaining control. But, he was also very sweet and protective over those he loved. He was just wonderful, other than a couple of times I wanted to whack him upside the head for being oblivious, and I adored him.

The romance was very hot. The chemistry between these two was off the charts and there was a ton of steaminess to keep you fanning your face. And they were also very sweet together. They understood and accepted each other and were unwilling to let anything come between them. I thought they were a perfect couple.

The plot was well paced and I was kept interested the entire way through. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely.

Mastering the Marquess was a wonderful historical romance. It was very spicy, but also sweet and an enjoyable read. Romance lovers, if you want something with some heat, then this is a book you'll want to check out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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About the Author:
Lavinia Kent is a former two-term president of the Washington Romance Writers and a four-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart nominee. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her family and an ever-
changing menagerie of pets.

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