A Lover’s Kiss
Sir Douglas Drury was a spy during the Napoleonic war and has the scars, and enemies, to show for it. When he is set upon in a London street, he finds it hard to be grateful because his rescuer is not only a woman – but French!
Juliette Bergerine has learned to keep herself safe, but now her life is also in danger. Together, she and Drury must take refuge in a Mayfair mansion. There, this broodingly cynical man proves an irresistible temptation!
The Viscount’s Kiss
Lord Bromwell is used to breaking the ton’s rules, but even he is shocked when he meets the beautiful but guarded ‘Lady Eleanor Springford’ and they share a soul-searing kiss!
When Bromwell realises she’s fleeing a desperate situation, he offers her refuge at his country estate. Except he has no idea Eleanor is really plain Nell Springley, and their fledgling relationship is a scandal-in-the-making…
A Lover’s Kiss
This is a re-release of the third and fourth books in the author series Kiss Me that follows four friends as they find love. The first book in this collection is about barrister and former spy Sir Douglas Drury who is having trouble resettling in England because of war wounds both physical and mental and his deep hatred of the French who he believes responsible for the physical scarring.
Because of these ailments, Drury has trouble sleeping and when he can’t sleep, he wanders around town. On one particular night, he decides to take that walk in a bad part of town and is set upon by a gang. He is in trouble but what happens next sets off a mystery as it seems that someone wants him dead.
Juliette managed to get herself all the way from countryside France to England to find her brother George who she believes is residing in England but she is given a letter from a priest who says her brother has died. She does not believe him so she’s holding out and trying to find him with her limited means. She happens to hear the gang attacking Drury and decides to help when she hears French being spoken by him. Believing him to be a French man, she thinks he’s being set upon because of his nationality.
Well, she’s half right; Drury’s mother was French but he wants to forget his French heritage. When he realizes his rescuer is French, he is rude to her and dismisses her once he manages to have her get Lord Bromwell to help him home.
Thinking that everything is okay, they go on with their separate lives, but then Juliette is threatened, forcing her to seek help from the man she’d rather not see again and they are forced to come up with a elaborate scheme to keep themselves safe and find the person/s who want him dead .
The air of mystery in this book will make it impossible for you to put this down until the very last page. 4 stars
The Viscount’s Kiss
Nell Springford is running away from her employer whose husband tried to seduce her and failed. She escapes with the money owed her and the few dresses she steals from her employer. She is on her way to London when the carriage she is traveling in has an accident and she has to hide her identity from the gentleman rescuer. When he asks her name, she comes up with the first one to enter her head. Lady Eleanor Springford is a name she remembers from her school days.
Lord Bromwell is returning from a country party where he was trying to get funding for his expedition. From the previous book, we learnt about his passions for entymology (bugs) and hence his nickname, Buggy. Bromwell is also an author of a book that has made him famous in the ton concerning his first expedition which his father disapproved of and is not happy about the second one he is planning since Bromwell is the only heir to the family title.
When Bromwell starts to question her, she concocts a far-fetched story that she escaped a marriage proposal overseas and is returning home. Bromwell is smitten with her and has a soft spot for a woman in distress as evidenced from the last book. He takes her under her care and Nell’s problems about what to do next are solved for the moment. But then things take an interesting turn. Since the accident took place near an inn that Bromwell frequents on the way to his family country estate, his father hears about it and comes to the inn the very next day to offer refuge to Nell. He believes her story that she is Lady Eleanor who add on to her growing list of lies to tell him she was on her way to her godfather’s home. It just so happens that her godfather is away and Bromwell’s father knows her father from their school days! She can hardly refuse him, right? To do so would reveal her secret.
Scheming, dirty secrets: it sounds like one of those 21st century soap operas. There are many secrets to be discovered in this book and the biggest one concerns Nell, although there are devastating secrets that all the characters in this book have been keeping from each other. 4 couples
Publisher : Mills and Boon Australia
Source : Publicist Provided for Review
Released : October 2012