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5 stars for Courtesan’s Wicked Desire by @ClairBrett #historicalromance #regency #bookreview
Title: Courtesan’s Wicked Desire
Author: Clair Brett
Genre: Historical Romance
A lady and courtesan...
After the man she loves is forced to marry another, Lady Sarrafinna Lennox remakes herself into the most famous courtesan in England. If she cannot have love, she will have freedom. But freedom alone cannot fill an empty heart. When fate puts her in the path of her greatest regret, will rekindled passion offer a second chance?
A hero and a spy...
After his wife’s death, diplomat to the crown, Lord Kendrick Chase returns to London to be closer to his daughter. But when a friend taps his expertise to help smuggle a rebel into Denmark, a simple favor may be Kendrick’s end. Now, hunted by his own government and running out of options, fate drives him to the doorstep of the one woman he wants most to avoid. The woman he still loves, even as she offers herself to everyone else.
With the fate of a nation in their hands...
Love binds them. Passion pulls them closer. Will deception, secrets and murder drive them apart again... and destroy the future of a nation?
Lady Sarrafinna Lennox is an independent woman. After losing the only man she's ever loved to her best friend, she ditched the Ton and became one of England's most famous courtesans. Wanting to retire to a life of seclusion, she agrees to house a known Italian rebel before he flees to Denmark. The money she will earn will bankroll her retirement. But when she discovers her past lover, Lord Kendrick Chase, is part of the plan, she doubles her price. He's the last man she needs under her roof. As the stakes rise and she's forced to 'pretend' to be reunited lovers with Kendrick, her heart wonders if fate is giving her a second chance at love. Can she forgive him for what he did years ago and more importantly, can she put her trust in him once more?
Courtesan's Wicked Desire is a feast for the historical romance reader. An independent woman, a spy returns home, reunited lover, danger, intrigue, murder, and plenty of sizzling romantic tension... a five-star winner. I loved Finna as a heroine. She's feisty and knows her way around the rumor mill of the Ton. Her independent spirit grabbed my heart from the very beginning and didn't let go until the final page. I love second-chance romance and there's plenty to love in Courtesan's Wicked Desire. The suspense adds a delicious layer to the plot, which moves at a good pace. The ending caught me by surprise a little but I simply adored it. Highly recommend, especially to Regency spy romance fans!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Author of 7 Historical romances, including the Improper Wives for Proper Lords series, Clair Brett lives in NH with her ever emptying nest which includes her children when they come to visit, two cats, one willful dog, and a mean Pitbull mix, that will lick you to death and run into her kennel when you speak loudly, and an ever harassed husband who takes it all in stride. A lover of all things Regency, Clair was hooked when she first read Jane Austen. She is a firm believer that a reader finds a piece of who they are or learns something about the world with every book they read. She wants her readers to be empowered and to have a refreshed belief in the goodness of people and the power of love after reading her work.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N
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