Saturday, September 4, 2010

Review: To Tame a Dangerous Lord

To Tame a Dangerous Lord (The Courtship Wars series - Book 5) by Nicole Jordan

(For review from the author)


Seduction takes a delightful, daring twist as Nicole Jordan's irresistibly sensual Courtship Wars series continues.

Dangerously sexy nobleman and former spymaster, Rayne Kenyon, Earl of Haviland, has no interest in love. He merely desires an heir to carry on his title and therefore must have a wife. Rayne makes a surprising choice of brides by settling on the plain spinster daughter of a fellow spy who once saved his life. But, the spirited and witty Madeline Ellis proves much more than Rayne bargained for.

Dazed by Rayne's smoldering kisses, Madeline knows that she's at last found love - with a man determined to avoid it. Once wedded, she decides to take fate into her own hands. Maybe, just maybe, she can kindle the fires in Rayne's heart by turning her plain, ordinary self in to a dazzling temptress. With a little help from the Loring sisters, the Earl's artless new wife becomes a beautiful, bold seductress in their marriage bed. But who could imagine that a simple marriage of convenience can suddenly be flooded with danger, desire and unexpected love?


I love a good romance and this one really hit the spot. Nicole Jordan is very talented at giving the reader romances that seem timeless, with themes that peak the interest and satisfy that place we have inside that wants everything to have a happy ending. In the fifth book in The Courtship Wars series, we find the theme of the ugly duckling who changes into a swan, with a twist. Regency romances are always a favorite of mine and this one is no exception.

Madeline not only turns into the swan but the very sexy and sensual swan at that. We have a character here that is underestimated in the beginning. She appears to be the very demure, very intelligent daughter of a former spy. But, underneath her appearance as a spinster, beats the heart of real seductress. Madeline uses the help of her friends to try to win Rayne's heart. They may be married but it isn't all it's cracked up to be, when the groom doesn't want love, just an heir. She goes to great lengths to prove to Rayne that he not only needs her for more than an heir but that he can find love with her like he's never imagined before.

Rayne is very interesting character. I absolutely loved the character names in this book. Rayne was a different name than I'd heard before and I liked it. He was a former spy which made for an interesting back story. It added danger to the very sensual story line. I found it kind of interesting that this earl was only interested in an heir. He didn't want to put up with much fuss and figured how better to accomplish this than to marry Madeline who would be no trouble in that category. He was quite mistaken. When he finds a love that is so unexpected he hardly knows what to do with it, he is surprised as much by the feeling as by the woman who causes it.

I liked this one a lot. It was an easy read with a good story line. I was definitely a very feel good kind of read. The plot moved along at a good speed and I found myself rooting for the underdog, Madeline, wondering how she was going to win his heart. I wish it were that easy in real life. LOL...

To Tame a Dangerous Lord is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving this one 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag! A great addition to the series.

Here is some additional information about Nicole Jordan.

Nicole Jordan is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous historical romances. She lives with her real life hero (her husband) in the Rocky Mountains of Utah, where she is at work on her next enthralling tale about the sparks that fly when Regency lovers play the matrimonial mating game.

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