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The Desperate Love of a Lord: HarperImpulse Historical Romance (A FREE Novella) (Marlow Intrigues) [Kindle Edition]

Jane Lark
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Product Description

From Kindle bestselling Historical romance author, Jane Lark, comes a brand new FREE novella to accompany her breathtakingly beautiful Regency series.
"Pure, unadulterated romance." Best Chick
Don't miss the other novels in the series,
The Illicit Love of a Courtesan
The Passionate Love of a Rake
The Scandalous Love of a Duke
The Lost Love of a Soldier

Fiercely independent, Lady Violet Rimes, the merry widow, has played the ton, dangling men from leashes like a pack of adoring hounds, always the one in control. Never has a man toyed with her.
An idle, attractive, rake, Lord Geoffrey Sparks has had little to do other than enjoy life. He has let Violet play her games for months without complaint: he likes her company - and admittedly her bed.
But in recent months things have changed between them. He likes her for who she is and not simply the notorious widow. He thought his feelings were returned, but now she has suddenly vanished without a word...
Heartbreaker or heartbroken?

A couple of months
ago she'd complained about his friend being a heartbreaker, but now Violet is
breaking his heart... 

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1788 KB
  • Print Length: 108 pages
  • Publisher: HarperImpulse (5 Oct. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00N0BAQP0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #981 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Jane is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult romance and author of a No.1 bestselling Historical Novel,'The Illicit Love of a Courtesan', as well as a Kindle overall top 25, bestselling author in the United States of America.

She began her first historical novel at sixteen, but a life full of adversity derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of Ankylosing Spondylitis.

When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined not to reach forty still saying, I want to write.

Now Jane is writing a Regency series as well as contemporary, new adult, stories and she is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others' imaginations at last.

You might think that Jane was inspired to write by Jane Austen, especially as she lives near Bath in the United Kingdom, but you would be wrong. Jane's favourite author is Anya Seton, and the book which drew her into the bliss of falling into historical imagination was 'Katherine' a story crafted from reality.

Jane has drawn on this inspiration to discover other real-life love stories, reading memoirs and letters to capture elements of the past, and she uses these to create more realistic plots.

'Basically I love history and I am sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love; it's wonderful being able to do it time and time again in fiction.'

Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom, and uses this specialist understanding of people to bring her characters to life.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Regency Romance with a difference. 6 Oct. 2014
By Angela Lovelace VINE VOICE
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There were a couple of editing issues like the word "here" being used instead of "hear" but otherwise a nice read. It was different from some Regency books I have read in that the lady wasn't a paragon of virtue and as a "merry widow" was not unafraid to play the field. Also rather different was that it was an older woman and a younger man who were the main characters of the book, possibly the first time I have seen it done within this genre.

Geoff (Lord Sparks) is passionate, caring and totally in love with Lady Violet Rimes and means to tell her so, only to find she has disappeared and his heart is left in tatters, imagining all sorts of things about why she would have left without a word. Lady Violet has some secrets that she doesn't wish to share with Geoff, even though she loves him too. Neither have spoken of their true feelings as it is not that sort of arrangement. Fear on both sides, hamper their re-union.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Step Back in Time 24 Oct. 2014
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When I heard Jane was releasing this novella as part of her Marlowe series I couldn’t wait to read it, I immediately put this on pre order.

Jane takes us back to a time where everyone travelled by horse drawn carriage and sex before marriage happens but is frowned upon when the inevitable happens, don’t forget there was no contraception back then. I was effortlessly pulled back to this time and I soon loved characters I had met before.

Lady Violet Rimes courts scandal and had never hidden away from the ton, until she finds herself compromised, carrying Lord Geoffrey Sparks child, Violet loves Geoffrey and doesn’t want his reputation tarnished by this so she runs away.

Of course Violet doesn’t realise the true extent of Geoffrey’s feelings for her, he really does love Violet and doesn’t care what the ton think.

I loved that Geoffrey is distraught at Violet leaving and he chases her to find out why she had left and finally admit his feelings for her.

This is a short, fast paced read if you love Jane’s other historical novels then you will love this. It was nice to see some familiar other faces in this in the case of Jane and Robert.

I have seen someone comment from a reviewer about spelling mistakes, do you know what? it doesn’t detract from the story at all. Personally it didn’t distract me and for me the story just wasn’t long enough.

Keep writing Jane I love these books.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Simple! 16 Nov. 2014
By april
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Too simple, just a wishfulfillment dream...what every heroine in every romance wants, and maybe what every reader wants as well: a handsome, virile, rich and established man, who wants children and who promises to stay faithful to his wife, and who offers marriage to the heroine, tells her he loves her, and all their future seems so simple, and yet appears so hard for real, living men to accomplish.....this little sketch has no real plot, no depth, no development, just the fulfilment of the strong desire for security and love...
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5.0 out of 5 stars what a lovely surprise 14 Oct. 2014
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Loved this book, I've never read this author before. I thoroughly enjoyed the book but even better was the bonus sample of her other works. Mouth wateringly tempting, I'm now about purchase her next book.. Don't miss the chance to experience edgy romance without the overexposed BDSM element which seems to have saturated the literary world since FSOG. Jane lark style of writing easily hits 5 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Desperate Love of a Lord 16 Nov. 2014
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Short and sweet story but I liked it. A few spelling mistakes, perhaps the person editing the story missed it, apart from that it was a lovely short story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of her best. 5 Oct. 2014
By Wendy
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I'm a fan of Jane Lark's historicals and this was one of her best. Full of tension and yearning, she builds the story beautifully. Definitely recommended.
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really enjoyed story, and the bonus sample book which followed , have now bought to find out the ending of sample !
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1.0 out of 5 stars A waste of time 26 Oct. 2014
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Utter rubbish. A waste of time. The author has little understanding of the language or customs of the period.
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