"Larissa Lyons has delivered a gem!"
Lady Francine Montfort has an outrageous proposal—or should
that be proposition?—for Erasmus Hammond, the infamous
Marquis of Blakely. Well-known for his penchant for carnal
excess, he can't imagine why such an innocent, if
delectable, young miss would seek him out as a sham suitor
for the season.
But Lord Blakely's wild side runs deeper than Lady Francine
knows. Will he be able to maintain a modicum of control as
he satisfies her needs, and his—or will her unpracticed
charms call out the raging beast within?
I love Regencies, and I love paranormals. Unfortunately,
the two don't go hand in hand that often; and the last one
I got was an unmitigated train wreck. So it was with a
mixture of anticipation and wariness that I approached
Ensnared by Innocence. Fear not, gentle readers, Larissa
Lyons has delivered a gem! Although I would say this is
mostly Regency, with secondary paranormal characteristics,
both elements are present, and both are handled deftly.
While this isn't exactly untrod ground, Ms Lyons'
characters—the plucky Francine, and the dark, brooding
Erasmus—don't seem trite or rehashed. I found her dialog
and narrative well-handled, as she sprinkled it with plenty
of appropriate "color" without getting overly bound up in
trying to sound clever. Her premise for the paranormal
element was unusual enough to seem fresh and original, and
(best of all) leaves multiple opportunities for more
stories from this crew.
Ensnared by Innocence engaged me all the way through; it
was a quick, and very satisfying read. If you like steamy
Regencies (beware, this one has a marginal ménage a trois
scene) or paranormals, this title should interest you. If
you like both...happy day! This story should leave you "in
Reviewed by Julia Clark
Posted March 9, 2008
Lady Francine Montfort must enlist the aid of a powerful man of the
ton. She chooses the Marquis of Blakely, the sinfully handsome lord
who inspires all manner of illicit thoughts and fantasies in her?
Lord Blakely doesn't have time for innocents. His carnal appetites
lean toward experienced women, ones who accommodate his need for
frequent—and frequently wild—sex. When Lady Francine, the epitome of
innocence, requests he pose as her betrothed, Blakely knows he should
refuse, but finds himself agreeing when she adds an unexpected,
enticing element to her offer—herself.
Unfortunately, it's fast approaching the season when Blakely loses all
control. If Francine is unable to satisfy his sexual appetites he will
be forced to reveal his beastly side.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Line: Legend,Twilight (Historical Shapeshifter)
Series: Roaring Rogues
Book Length: Novella
Book Type: eBook)
Reader Advisory: This love story between two people contains one ménage scene.