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The Earl's Mistress (MacLachlan Family & Friends, Bk 10)
The Earl's Mistress - MacLachlan Family & Friends, Bk 10 Author:Liz Carlyle Women rarely refuse the wicked Earl of Hepplewood, whose daring exploits are only whispered about. But when his new governess answers his proposition with a slap, then stalks out, references in hand, Hepplewood finds more than his face is burning. — Isabella Aldridge has brains, bravado, and beauty -- but the latter is no use to a servant. Her ci... more »rcumstances are desperate, and with Hepplewood's words ringing in her ears, Isabella realizes she must barter her most marketable asset . . . her body.
But when fate sends Isabella back into Hepplewood's arms, the earl must make an impossible choice -- draw Isabella down into his sensual darkness, or behave with honor for the first time in his life.« less
This is an interesting departure for Carlyle. I would categorize it as light erotica. LC is a sophisticated and talented author and, although I didn't expect the graphic nature, I enjoyed the book. The sizzle scenes were not gratuitous, but necessary to convey the plot she developed. Ms. Carlyle may lose some readers because of her decision to dip her toe into this genre, but she will gain other readers due to her mild exploration of erotica. Some of us who really enjoy her writing will continue to buy her books expecting to enjoy her fabulous writing skill in whatever form she choses.