18+ only, contain sexual situations... A lot of them. Also contain M/M, so if you don't like that then don't read this book.
Title; Her Husband's Lover
Author; Madelynne Ellis
Series; Georgian Rakehells, book five
Source; NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review
Publisher; HarperCollins UK, Avon
Publication Date; March 27th 2013
Description; In the Heat of Passion, No One Remains a Gentleman.
Darleston was beautiful. Not in a dandified fashionable sort of way, but in a beastly way… Any woman with a modicum of sense would be a fool to fall for him.
Emma Langley abhors physical contact, consequential she's shocked when she realizes she attracted to one of her father's guests. Robert, Lord Darleston is like no other man she's ever met. He's flamboyant, charming and terrifies her as much as he arouses her. Nor is Emma the only person caught under his spell...
Forced into an arranged marriage to avoid exposure as a sodomite, Robert Darleston has a reputation as a rakehell and a voluptuary. His wife is a bitter, scheming harpy, whose rumor-mongering has already driven him from London into the heart of the English countryside. Here, fate unexpectedly reunites Darleston with his former lover, Lyle Langley. Torn apart by the intervention of their families, the primary barrier to their reunion is now Emma, Lyle's wife, a woman Darleston is fascinated by and has no wish to disrespect. All seems hopeless, that is, until Lyle admits that Emma is frigid and thier marriage unconsummated.
Darleston proposes a plan... If he can just win Emma over, then maybe they can find happiness as a threesome. Old ghosts, a jealous wife, and an outraged father stand in his way.
Goodreads Average Rating; 4.50*s
My Rating; 4.25*s
Would I recommend this book? Yes, to those who have read the rest of the series.
Will I read anything else by this author? Yes, I would like to read more by Madelynne Ellis.
My Review; When I started this book I had no idea that it was part of a series. It is actually the fifth in a series.
Now that I do know though I cannot wait to get the rest of the series! I also can't help but feel that I would have liked this book so much more if I had known that it was part of a series and if I had read the rest of the series first.
Let's start with what I disliked.
Well, Lady Darleston was far too melodramatic, I hated her, but I also hate how she was treated. Then again, this was 1801... I hate everything to do with Lady Darelston, but I guess you're supposed to. I feel that if I had read the rest of the series I may have understood the way she was treated.
I don't think anything else really stuck out to me. To dislike.
What I liked.
There was a lot I liked. Lord Darleston, I loved him, he was just...a great character that I would have loved more if I knew more about him. (Again, I need to read the rest of this series!)
Emma. Oh, poor Emma. I love her character and everything that happens in the end.
Whilst I did love Lyle...I just didn't love him as much as the others.
The relationship between all of these character... I really loved the relationship between them all. Although...I don't think we know a lot about the character (probably need to read the rest of the series) and it did feel a little fast...
This book was only my second historical romance, ever. But, because of this book, I will be picking up more!
I'd recommend this book to those who have read the rest of the series. It probably can stand alone, but I feel like you'd be able to appreciate the book more if you've read the rest of the series.