Heather Grothaus~~ 4 1/2 and 5 Star Reviews
Never Love A Lord opens with Sybilla Foxe on the verge of war with King Edward. Secrets from her family's past cast suspicion on her character and her right to her family home, Fallstowe Castle. Julian Griffith is sent by the King to determine whether she is guilty of treason, as suspected, and to secure Fallstowe Castle for him. Sybilla is prepared to do whatever it takes, including fight to her death, to keep Fallstowe Castle.
Sybilla's life is all about protecting and caring for her sisters, keeping her mother's secrets, and preserving Fallstowe Castle for her family. She is fearless, strong, self‑sacrificing, and despite outward appearance, has a compassionate and loving heart.
A fierce warrior, Julian is honorable, intelligent, perceptive, and gentle. While committed to carrying out his mission, he finds himself mesmerized by Sybilla's courage, strength, and beauty. The more he learns about her, the more he finds himself wanting to protect her and keep her safe, even from herself.
Julian, Sybilla, and their relationship are developed beautifully with interactions and chemistry that are sweet, poignant, and sexy. Never Love A Lord is a very satisfying cover‑to‑cover read full of well‑developed characters, action, suspense, steam and angsty romance.
In Never Seduce a Scoundrel, set in 1277 England, a saint and a scoundrel discover love, who they truly are, inner strength, and that things, especially people, are rarely what they seem at first glance.
Oliver is an irresponsible, self‑absorbed, rake who spends his life seeking pleasure. His brother has recently died, and he assumes his title and responsibilities. Cecily, on the other hand, is innocent, selfless, generous, and restrained in her manners and behavior. On the verge of committing her life to the abbey, Cecily finds herself lost and longing for more--to live, just once, without thought for the consequences and to be seen as desirable, particularly by Oliver.
What Cecily doesn't know is that Oliver has long secretly admired and desired her from afar, believing he is beneath her. The banter and interactions between Cecily and Oliver are moving, humorous, and steamy. These complete opposites turn out to be so much more than a "saint" and a "scoundrel" and not so different or incompatible at all.
Never Seduce the Scoundrel explores the gamut of emotions with well‑developed characters. It's a thoroughly satisfying, sweet, sexy, and poignant romance with breathtaking description, mystery, humor, suspense, and some paranormal elements.Lacy Hill