Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Review and Giveaway - Loving the Earl by Sharon Cullen

 A Loveswept Historical Romance

By Sharon Cullen

On sale November 11, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-345-54006-5
Published by Loveswept



In Sharon Cullen’s sizzling novel of scandal and seduction, a headstrong beauty is pursued across Europe by London’s most notorious rake.

Having vowed never to wed again, widowed viscountess Claire Hartford is about to do the unthinkable: travel unaccompanied across the continent in search of a lover. Her adventure begins sooner than expected, when she meets a magnificent cloaked stranger on her ship’s gangplank. He is Lord Blythe, a man whispered about in London’s ballrooms and drawing rooms, a scandalous rogue hell-bent on seduction.

Nathan Ferguson curses the day he agreed to look out for his best friend’s wayward sister. The charismatic earl is traveling to Paris to uncover the truth behind his father’s death, but his desire for Claire threatens to be his undoing. From France to Italy, on a journey of passionate discovery and danger, Nathan is honor-bound to protect her—from himself most of all. What can he offer Claire? Only love, as he sets out to prove to the woman of his dreams that she belongs to him—body, heart, and soul. 

Loving the Earl is a story about a young widow, Lady Claire Hartford, Viscountess Chesterman, who slips away from the memory of an abusive husband and the ongoing cruelties issued from the overbearing and domineering men of her family. Lady Claire sneaks onto a ship bound for an adventure she hasn't dared to dream of. Thinking she has managed to escape watchful eyes, she does not know that she is about to be assisted by one very handsome Earl, Lord Nathan Blythe.

Lord Blythe, a well-known womanizer, drinker and wealthy owner of a gambling hell, bristles at the thought of looking after his friend's sister- Lady Claire. What he finds, however, is a spirited beauty who captures his heart and being.

Loving the Earl  is a good read. I enjoyed the escapades of Lady Claire as she travels through the stages of meeting, capturing and winning the man she had never thought or expected to love, Lord Blythe. The one thing I learned from this historical romance that I had never encountered in any previous books read was a 'gambling hell." I did not know this was what they called a house of gaming in days gone by. I will be looking forward to reading works from this author again in the future.

Review by  JoEllen


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Sharon is also the author of romantic suspense, paranormal romance and contemporary romance. The Notorious Lady Anne is Sharon Cullen’s first historical and her debut novel with Loveswept.

If you’d like to find out more about Sharon and her books, you can visit her at her blog or her website. She’s addicted to social networking so you can find her on Facebook and Twitter. Friend her! Like her! Follow her! She’d love to hang out with you and talk about her passion—books.

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  1. So glad to "meet" another historical romance author, Sharon. But I'm also grateful to know about your romantic suspense. It pays to read ALL of the print on a blog post. :-) I've put a number of them on my wish list at Amazon...hoping to get some GC's for Christmas. Ha! Thanks for the post.