The Forbidden Lord - Lord Trilogy, No 2 Author:Sabrina Jeffries Jordan Willis, the Earl of Blackmore, has played with the heart of many a society belle -- yet one stolen kiss impulsively planted on the soft, irresistible lips of the preacher's daughter proves his undoing. The prim and proper Emily Fairchild's innocent response sends desire surging through the notorious rake, and he can't forget her. Now, mee... more »ting Lady Emma Campbell, an outrageously flirtatious debutante, leaves the earl more shaken than ever -- for the brazen beauty is an uncanny double of the sweet Emily!Emily cannot reveal the reason for her scandalous masquerade -- not even to the earl whose heated embrace awakens a sizzling passion. Her very life depends on convincing society that she is Lady Campbell, yet no disguise can hide her dangerous attraction to the earl. But does "Cinderella' dare risk losing her handsome "prince" by revealing that she is just a country girl?« less
Book two in the Lords trilogy and just as good as the first book. This is the story of Jordan Willis, the Earl of Blackmore and Emily Fairchild, the daughter if tge country rector. How they meet and what happens after they meet makes for a dynamite story. The story held my interest; the characters were all well developed and interesting and the ending was excellent. You just know Jordan has a big hand in the downfall and slow ruination of the villain only because there was no way to actually expose the villain for what he was and what he did. This story earns a 5-star rating from me. Another must read for all Jeffries fans.
I wasn't all that impressed with this story. The plot device of Emily being forced to masquerade as Lady Emma just didn't work for me. In fact, the whole storyline didn't work for me. It just felt weak and formulaic. Not one of Ms. Jeffries better efforts.
I really enjoyed this story, almost as much as I enjoyed the first book in the lord trilogy (the pirate lord). The heroine is just the right mix of both innocent and sweet, but feisty as well. The hero is somewhat arrogant but in the end, you love him too. A really good read; it's definitely going on my keeper shelf.