Friday, November 4, 2016

4 STAR REVIEW The Untouchable Earl by Amy Sandas

Sportochick's Musings ~ An unusual historical romance with spicy love scenes and very unusual twists.

The Untouchable Earl

Fallen Ladies #2

by Amy Sandas

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Publisher ~ Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genres ~ Historical Romance

He's a reclusive Earl with a painful secret that's kept him from knowing a lover's touch. She's a sheltered debutante tired of living by society's rules. But when she's forced from the ballroom to the brothel, Lily discovers the dark thrill of falling from grace...and into the arms of a man who could destroy her as easily as he saved her.

Lily Chadwick has spent her life playing the respectable debutante. But when an unscrupulous moneylender snatches her off the street and puts her up for auction at a pleasure house, she finds herself in the possession of a man who fills her with breathless terror and impossible yearning.

Though the Earl of Harte claimed Lily with the highest bid, he hides a painful secret―one that has kept him from knowing the pleasure of a lover's touch. Even the barest brush of skin brings him physical pain, and he's spent his life keeping the world at arm's length. But there's something about Lily that maddens him, bewitches him, compels him...and drives him toward the one woman brave and kind enough to heal his troubled heart.

The Untouchable Earl is an unusual historical romance with spicy love scenes and very unusual twists. I absolutely loved the cover and the blurb for this book and they were the reason I wanted to read my first book by the author Amy Sandas.

The Prologue did a fine job of seating up the main part of the story. It created mystery and intrigue as to what was going on with the younger Earl so when the story actually starts five years later the reader has a basic understanding of his sensual proclivity.

Lily's character is that of an average looking virgin wallflower with a hidden backbone. As the story develops I quite forgot her average looks and saw her as a beautiful if sometimes silly girl but she still had a backbone. I admired many things in her personality though some of the repeated reminders of her virginity did get a little old.

Lily's sisters, Emma and Portia were definitely opposite of Lily's personality but each of their characters were so interesting that I am excited to read their stories. 

Earl of Harte was just so hard to read.....but like an onion as you peal off the layers you get to his true substance and your opinion of him will change. I connected with him from the first page and the ending for me was very rewarding.

I give this 4 STARS and recommend it for readers who want to read something out of the ordinary.
 Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

My Reviews Of The Fallen Ladies Series ~ 
Luck Is No Lady #1- Not Reviewed
The Untouchable Earl #2 - My Review
Lord Of Lies #3 - My Review

No Kind of Lady #4 - Coming Soon

Amy's love of romance began one summer when she was thirteen and complained of boredom. She ended up with one of her mother's Barbara Cartland books and an obsessive interest that expanded from there. Her affinity for writing began with sappy pre-teen poems and led to a Bachelor's degree with an emphasis on Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota--Twin Cities.

She writes in the early mornings while her young kids are still asleep and dreams of a future when she can write all day instead of going to her "other" job. In the evenings, Amy is a full-time wife and mother who enjoys pizza, wine and dark brooding heroes...namely, her husband.

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