Friday, March 20, 2015

The Elusive Lord Everhart Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway! @AvonImpulse @avonbooks @VivLorret

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Welcome to my post for the Elusive Lord Everhart book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a set of e-books that include the Wallflower Wedding series. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Release date: March 24, 2015
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: The Rakes of Fallow Hall #1

Gabriel Ludlow, Viscount Everhart will never marry, and thus is sure to win the bachelor’s wager against his friends. Assuming, of course, that his deepest secret—a certain letter containing a marriage proposal made in a moment of passion—doesn’t surface. After all, without Calliope Croft to tempt him, there’s no danger in losing. Or in falling in love.

Calliope wants revenge. Five years ago, an anonymous love letter stole her heart and ultimately broke it. Now, Casanova has struck again, and Calliope vows to unmask the scoundrel, stopping him from breaking any more hearts. Yet, time and again, Gabriel distracts her from her task, until she can no longer deny that something about him calls to her...

Gabriel was a fool to deny the depth of his feelings for Calliope, but the threat that kept him from her five years ago remains. Now, he must choose between two paths: break her heart all over again or finally succumb to loving her...at the risk of losing everything.



My Rating: 4 Roses

I really liked this book. It was sweet and a really lovely romance, complete with secrets and a few twists along the way. I thought it was wonderful.

Calliope was a really likable character. She endured heartbreak but refused to let it weaken her. And she knew better than to hold a grudge when it would stand in the way of her own happiness. I thought she was great.

Gabriel changed a lot over the course of the book. He started off seeming shallow and flippant about others' feelings. But, after being forced together with Calliope again, he showed his kinder and softer side. And, he proved that he loved deeply and would do anything for the one he loved. I really lied him as well.

The romance was lovely. Calliope and Gabriel definitely had a strange courtship but they proved to be a perfect match. Not to mention the heat that sizzled between them.

The story moved quickly and I enjoyed it from the start. There were a few interesting turns along the way and the ending was perfect.

The Elusive Lord Everhart was a delightful historical romance that I really enjoyed. Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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Excerpt:

Sweat dripped from Gabriel’s brow as he neared the top of the circular staircase. If he’d have known that hopping on one foot up stairs took such skill, he would have added it to his regimen ages ago. Apparently, neither broadswords nor boxing had anything on hopping. He suddenly had a new respect for his younger half-sister, Raena, and her tendency to hop and skip from one room to the next—as long as she wasn’t caught by her mother.

“Only months away from town and you’ve already gone soft, I see,” a familiar voice called up from the open doorway of the map room. But it wasn’t Montwood or Danvers.

In bewildered disbelief, Gabriel ducked his head to peer down behind him. “Croft?”

“The one and the same,” Griffin Croft answered. “When we were last at Gentleman Jackson’s saloon, you knocked me on my arse. I thought I’d return the favor with an unexpected visit.”

“You have succeeded.” Gabriel turned to make his way back down, one step at a time.

Croft and he were more sparring partners than friends. In fact, this was their first social call of any sort. One did not typically make friends with the man who’d blackmailed you and threatened to end your life, after all.

Normally, Gabriel wasn’t of a superstitious nature. Yet, after the drunken wager he’d made last night—along with his thoughts concerning Croft’s sister—he was beginning to wonder if he ought to be.

Then again, there was a perfectly obvious reason for the visit. “I imagine you’ve come to see how your cousin fares.”
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Giveaway:
Up for grabs is a set of e-books that include the Wallflower Weddings series.
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About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author VIVIENNE LORRET loves romance novels, her pink laptop, her husband, and her two sons (not necessarily in that order ... but there are days). Transforming copious amounts of tea into words, she is proud to be an Avon Impulse author of works including: “Tempting Mr. Weatherstone”, The Wallflower Wedding Series, and the Rakes of Fallow Hall series.


2 comments:

  1. Thank you for the lovely review! <3

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