Friday, January 13, 2012

Review: Unclaimed by Courtney Milan

Title:  Unclaimed
Author:  Courtney Milan
Genre:  Historical Romance
Pages:  422
Published:  September 2011
Publisher:  HQN
Source:  NetGalley

Synopsis:

Her only hope for survival…

Handsome, wealthy and respected, Sir Mark Turner is the most sought-after bachelor in all of London—and he's known far and wide for his irreproachable character. But behind his virtuous reputation lies a passionate nature he keeps carefully in check...until he meets the beautiful Jessica Farleigh, the woman he's waited for all his life.

Is to ruin the man she loves…

But Jessica is a courtesan, not the genteel lady Sir Mark believes. Desperate to be free of a life she despises, she seizes her chance when Mark's enemies make her an offer she can't refuse: seduce Mark and tarnish his good name, and a princely sum will be hers. Yet as she comes to know the man she's sworn to destroy, Jessica will be forced to choose between the future she needs…and the love she knows is impossible.
Mark is the most well known man in England for being a virgin.  He wrote the book on how to be virtuous.  Now there are those who would love to tarnish his name and bring him down a peg or two.  Those who know Mark adore him, those who don't worship him... and then there are those who want to make his life miserable.

Jessica is a fallen woman, who has taken on the guise of a widow to entice Mark.  Unknown to Mark there is one out there who is paying women to destroy him and Miss Farleigh is one of them.  With so much at stake Jessica is willing to do almost anything to finish the job.

These two are such great characters!  We meet Mark briefly in the first book in the Turner series, while he was living with his older brother - who also makes an appearance in this story!  There is so much chemistry between Mark and Jessica, despite everything that is going on.

Everything I've picked up by this author I've been thrilled with, and this is no exception to that.  Her novels are filled with such amazing characters, romance and some amazing love scenes.  The two main characters have some major obstacles to overcome before they can be together.  They have to work for their H. E. A. and it's what makes the story.

Courtney Milan is on my auto-buy list and this just reinforces why.  Anyone who loves historical romance will adore this story and anything by this author.

3 comments:

  1. Haven't read this one yet. I read Unlocked and really liked that so I'm hoping to find time for the rest of the series soon.

    Aaahh, the TBR pile is never ending. *g*

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    1. I have "Unlocked" waiting for me to read on my e-reader. I've been eyeing the new one coming out as well "Unraveled". I'm always finding new things to my ever growing TBR pile as well!

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