Blog tour: A Kiss of Lies By Bronwen Evans, Spotlight, Review and giveaway
A Kiss of Lies: The Disgraced Lords Series By Bronwen Evans A Loveswept Historical Romance Release date: January 14, 2014 Blurb In Bronwen E...
A Kiss of Lies: The Disgraced Lords Series
By Bronwen Evans
A Loveswept Historical Romance
Release date: January 14, 2014
In Bronwen Evans’s Loveswept debut, a pair of damaged souls ignite each other’s deepest passions—even as they tempt fate by deceiving the world.
Desperate to escape her abusive past, Sarah Cooper disguises herself as a governess in the employ of Christian Trent, Earl of Markham, the man who, long ago, she fantasized about marrying. Despite the battle scars that mar his face, Sarah finds being near Christian rekindles her infatuation. A governess, however, has no business in the arms of an earl, and as she accompanies Christian on his voyage home, Sarah must resist her intense desires—or risk revealing her dangerous secrets.
One of the renowned Libertine Scholars, Christian Trent once enjoyed the company of any woman he chose. But that was before the horrors of Waterloo, his wrongful conviction of a hideous crime, and his forcible removal from England. Far from home and the resources he once had, Christian believes the life he knew—and any chance of happiness—is over . . . until his ward’s governess sparks his heart back to life, and makes him remember the man he used to be. Now Christian is determined to return to England, regain his honor, and win the heart of the woman he has come to love.
Hurrah for Christian and Sarah!
Hotness factor: you will not be disappointed!
I received an ARC in exchange of an honest review
2014 is going to be my year to dive back into historical romance, my first love. I kicked off the year with Kiss of Lies, the tile and the blurb intrigued me. I said it before the motivations in historical romance are always the same but this time there was a twist. Christian Trent is far from being the dashing, rake everyone women want and Sarah, poor Sarah, has been through hell and back under the hands of an awful abusive husband. This book talks a lot about physical and emotional abuse. You don't often it read in historical romance novels, it's brutally refreshing. I'm all about gutsy plots.
As much as I enjoyed it, Kiss of Lies, I though that the book was running a little long toward the end as it opens a new plot for the rest of the series. Intriguing yes, but I felt like the story was being stretched. But other than that, I highly recommend it and will be reading the rest of the series about the Scholar Scoundrels!
Bronwen Evans grew up loving books. She has always indulged her love of storytelling and is constantly gobbling up movies, books, and theater. Is it any wonder she’s a proud romance writer? Evans is a two-time winner of the RomCon Readers’ Crown and has been nominated for an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.