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Today's guest blogger is Sandra Hayward with her lively endorsement of Collette Cameron's book, The Earl's Enticement.
"The Earl's Enticement" by Collette Cameron
Collette Cameron is an illustrious author of 20 compelling books dealing with the themes of love and betrayal in regency in Scotland etc. The novels are full of old historical intrigues, perplexing love stories and twists of the plot. It is extremely interesting to plunge into the 1820-30s where historical events intervene with personal problems and family mishaps.
The author is a happy mom of three and a successful woman who inspires women of all ages around the world with her gripping books.
Despite the fact that “The Earl's Enticement” is triggered by historical facts, the book is rich with humorous allusions and inspiring quotes, so do not hesitate to spend your free time devoting yourself to this book. Many of her fans consider this book to be the best one in her career! Don't miss the chance to indulge in getting to know it better!
In fact, the main heroes (Adaira Ferguson and Roark Marquardt) are already introduced in one of the previous books, namely “Highlander's Hope”. The whole story unwinds just before the end of “Highlander's Hope”, so it would be also useful to read this masterpiece as well! At times, it seems that Adaira Ferguson is the uncommonest lady in the whole of Scotland. She wears breeches, swears and does not trust men like Roark. Roark is the super intelligent earl who was once betrayed and does not wish to be betrayed again, which is why he seems to be too cold and aloof. The fates of the two connect when Adaira imprisons the earl by mistake (she thinks he wants to harm her brother's wife) not knowing that Roark is afraid of small dark rooms because of some psychological trauma in the childhood, but then, Adaira gives him freedom after realizing her failure. Such freedom does not satisfy the hero who wishes to turn Adaira into an honorable, intelligent lady of refinement. The story obtains humorous tones when Adaira's family comes to Roark's place where Adaira is taught fine manners but cannot do without a blunder even one day!
The two characters are a far cry from each other, they are complete extremes! Nevertheless, Roark understands that he likes Adaira the way she is, her temper, emotions and behavior! But this is not a sweet novel deprived of evil complots! Roark's malicious brother and a neighbor lady have their own plans that do not chime with Adaira and Roark's ones!
To summarize, the story is compelling and full of intriguing moments that will not leave you indifferent! Worth reading!
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Sandra J. Hayward is a Miami Dade college MBA graduate who is interested in academic research and writing but does not want to depend on the rigorous schedule. That is why she has been collaborating for a long time as a freelance writer and enjoys her flextime a lot.
Please help me welcome Scottish Regency author, Collette Cameron.
Title: The Earl’s Enticement
Heat Level: Sensual
Buy Link: http://amzn.com/B00KLO64
The Earl’s Enticement Cover Blurb:
She won’t be tamed.
A fiery, unconventional Scot, Adaira Ferguson wears breeches, swears, and has no more desire to marry than she does to follow society’s dictates of appropriate behavior. She trusts no man with the secret she desperately protects.
He can’t forget.
Haunted by his past, Roark, The Earl of Clarendon, rigidly adheres to propriety, holding himself and those around him to the highest standards, no matter the cost. Betrayed once, he’s guarded and leery of all women.
Mistaking Roark for a known spy, Adaira imprisons him. Infuriated, he vows vengeance. Realizing her error, she’s appalled and releases him, but he’s not satisfied with his freedom. Roark is determined to transform Adaira from an ill-mannered hoyden to a lady of refinement.
He succeeds only to discover, he preferred the free-spirited Scottish lass who first captured his heart.
“Halloo,” he hollered. “Is anyone there? I’m the Earl of Clarendon. I’m being held prisoner.”
She shook her head, sending him a contemptuous scowl. “Stop shouting, you dolt. It’s but a weasel or a stoat, perhaps even a squirrel. They come in through the drains or gaps where a stone’s gone missing in the wall.”
She motioned with the pistol for him to move away from the door once more. “I’m surprised none have paid you a visit as yet. As for Ewan, he’s away in London, just now.”
With what could only be described as a derisive grunt, Marquardt obliged her and sauntered away from the door. He rested against the far wall, ankles crossed, crunching on the apple.
A muffled thud, as if someone had bumped into something, echoed through the lower chambers.
He perked up. “That was no pest.”
Adaira whirled to peer into the gloom.
“I say, can you hear me? I’m locked in a cell.”
She spun back around.
He’d moved to the door, his hands fisted around the bars. Drat it. She was losing control of the situation. His presence mustn’t be known to anyone other than Brayan yet.
She bent to retrieve the sack. No doubt Brayan had come looking for her at one of her parents’ behest. Marquardt absolutely must not see him. Brayan would boast he’d helped lock the man up. From the sound of the crashing about, he’d sampled the flask a good deal more and was utterly bosky.
“Blast and da—” She stopped as Marquardt’s eyebrows flew to his hairline in obvious disapproval.
Lowering her voice, she hurried on. “Ewan’s expected back any day. When he returns, I’ll tell him I apprehended you. He can do with you what he wants. I’m quite sure it will involve the authorities.”
“Apprehended?” He shook his head. “You’re still sticking to the absurd notion that I’m Edgar?”
He tossed the apple core between the bars. It bounced before rolling to a stop barely three feet beyond her. A rat promptly appeared, scrambling to snatch the core in his pointed, yellow teeth. The little beast raced down the passageway with two other rodents squeaking their outrage in its wake.
Marquardt had done that on purpose, the lout.
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