"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 alt"!

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.

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Ensnared by Innocence
(Roaring Rogues: Book 1)
by Larissa Lyons

Ellora's Cave
January 1, 2008
Available: January 25, 2008
ISBN #1419913700
EAN #9781419913709
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