Author: Charlotte Featherstone

SEDUCTION AND SCANDAL by Charlotte Featherstone

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SEDUCTION AND SCANDAL by Charlotte FeatherstoneSeduction & Scandal by Charlotte Featherstone
Series: The Brethren Guardians #1
Published by HQN Books on 2011-07-01
Genres: Historical
Reviewed by Miranda

With the scandalous nature of her birth to live down, Isabella Fairmont dreams of a proper marriage—even if a passionless one. She saves her deepest desires for the novel she dares to pen, wherein a handsome lord with dark powers seduces her. But then her courtship with an appropriate suitor is threatened by the sudden attentions of the reclusive Earl of Black…whose pale blue eyes and brooding sensuality are exactly as she described in her book.Isabella tries to resist the mysterious Earl of Black.Yet as he pursues her, with inexplicable knowledge of her past and kisses that consume her, Isabella fears she will succumb.If only the earl could tell Isabella the truth. With very real, and treacherous, thieves endangering her life, Black will need to protect Isabella from the very people she trusts the most….

Isabella Fairmont feels shame from the scandalous nature of her birth and the life her mother chose to lead. She would love to become a novelist and find a proper man to marry. Isabella is being introduced into London’s society by her uncle. She is prepared to live in a passionless marriage like many among high society but a dark gentleman threatens her plans.

Lord Black is known for his reclusive manner and the rumors of his dark past. He prefers to stay away from the gossipmongers in high society and stay close to his true friends. The mysterious Lord Black has trouble staying under the society’s radar once he begins pursuing the lovely Miss Fairmont. Lord Black has a strong affection for Miss Fairmont but he harbors secrets that could threaten not only their burgeoning relationship but her life as well. 

Isabella doesn’t know she has managed to land in the middle of an ancient battle. Her life is in danger and the only one that can protect her is the man she wants to run away from because of the passion he causes. Will Isabella find love or a proper marriage? Will she survive the dark enemy that lurks close?

Seduction and Scandal is a steamy and sweet seductive story. Isabella and Black light up a room better than any lamp ever could. I love the glimpses of Isabella’s dark and lusty thoughts through her novel entries. She is trying so hard to be a proper lady unlike her mother she is determined to bury every risqué thought or feeling she has. Black doesn’t believe so much in the brethren legacy but he does believe the feelings he has for Isabella however his fear of her reaction to his secrets keeps her at arm’s length. I rather enjoyed the mythology that surrounds this story. I just love dabbling into the templar legacies. I like the mystery surrounding this story and that it will continue in the next book. I really like all the characters in this series and I can’t wait to read the rest of their stories. Charlotte Featherstone’s Seduction and Scandal is flush with humor, desire and suspense.

PRIDE AND PASSION by Charlotte Featherstone

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PRIDE AND PASSION by Charlotte FeatherstonePride & Passion by Charlotte Featherstone
Series: The Brethren Guardians #2
Published by HQN Books on 2011-11-15
Genres: Historical
Reviewed by Miranda

Lucy Ashton had long ago given up her quest for true love. In the rarified society of Victorian England, Lucy plays the game—flirting, dancing and dabbling in the newly fashionable spiritualism. Even marrying when—and who—she's supposed to. If the stuffy Duke of Sussex cannot spark the passion she craves, he can at least give her a family, a home of her own, and a place to belong. But when her polite marriage reveals a caring and sensual man, Lucy begins to wonder if she can indeed have it all. But Lord Sussex is not the man the London ton has come to admire. And Lucy has some ghosts of her own, as well. Thus, when a blackmail scheme turns to threats of danger, the newfound peace of the Sussex marriage is cast upon the rocks. Passion has a price, Lucy learns. And not all ghosts stay buried.

Miss Lucy Ashton has been searching among soothsayers and witches to find her beloved Thomas on the other side. How shocking to discover that after all of her searching for her dead love that he is still alive and thought to be the menacing Orpheus the brethren guardians are searching for. Lucy refuses to believe that Thomas could be a part of something so dreadful. What better way to get at the Duke of Sussex than to prove his thoughts regarding Thomas wrong. 

Lord Sussex is a member of the Brethren Guardians. It is his job to protect the templar legacy from those that would use the relics to harm the world. The Duke has been pursuing Miss Ashton romantically but she refuses to give him a chance. She thinks him priggish and passionless. Well the Duke is ready to show her just how passionate he can be while protecting her from herself. The Duke is hunting the dastardly Orpheus. His plan is to capture the evil man and seduce the stunning beauty. 

Charlotte Featherstone has given us a magnificent unforgettable romance with Pride and Passion. Lucy and Sussex reek of passion and pride. Lucy has enough pride to get her into trouble. Adrian, the Duke of Sussex is full of passion for the sassy Lucy but she can’t see it. She is so wrapped up in her supposed love for Thomas she can’t see what is right in front of her face. Lucy and Adrian are one of those couples that you can’t wait to see them together. Their romance is a powerful one. What makes them so special is their journey to love. The scenes of Pride and Passion are filled with their witty banter and intense sexual chemistry. I love the inspiring plot of Pride and Passion. I was not expecting the secrets that are revealed here but they make it all the more exciting.

In Pride and Passion we learn more of the legacy surrounding the Brethren Guardians, and we also learn more about Miss Elizabeth’s past with the Marquis de Alynwick. I can’t wait to see how their story turns out because the fireworks go off when they are together. 

Lucy and Sussex redefine the words Pride and Passion. Their explosive love makes this story a hit!

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