The Illicit Love of a Courtesan – Jane Lark

May 3, 2013 Book Reviews 3

The Illicit Love of a Courtesan[1]-1What they say:

Ellen Harding longs to be free of the life she is trapped in – her husband died at the battle of Waterloo and her family disowned her and now she lives under the reign of a cruel protector. When her eyes are drawn to a beautiful man for no other reason than his looks, she imagines escaping her chains for a night by giving her body to him – to a man of her choosing – even if only to infuriate her captor.

But Edward Marlow is kind and gentle when he touches her and her subconscious whispers that this man could save her. Yet how can he help her when she has secrets which prevent her ever being free. She has too many battles to fight.

Edward is restless, lonely and a little angry with his lot in life – it is his only excuse for being drawn to another man’s mistress. The woman’s dark hair and pale eyes are striking and he cannot take his gaze off of her while she watches him over the top of a fan with an illicit intent in her eyes. But once he’s known her he cannot forget her – and once he’s seen how brutal her protector is, how can leave her with the man? But she will not run anymore than she will speak of her past, so how can he help her…


What we say – review by Charlotte Foreman:

As I have mentioned before, I am not the biggest fan of historical romances; however, authors like Jane Lark and books like Illicit Love are fast changing my mind – and I’m beginning to wonder what I’ve been missing.

This is a pure, unadulterated romance read that ticks all the required boxes: well-written, great plot, dramatic, believable obstacles, beautiful protagonists and an aristocratic setting. Ellen and Edward are one of the best romance couples (move over Twilight, there’s a new Ed in town) I’ve come across in a long time and it was very refreshing to have a male lead wear his heart so willingly on his sleeve and he is sure to be a hit with the ladies.

The book swings from truly swoon-worthy, tense and heart wrenching, highly erotic and everything else in between. A fantastic read that you won’t regret picking up.

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3 Responses to “The Illicit Love of a Courtesan – Jane Lark”

  1. janelark

    I am really glad you enjoyed Illicit Love. This is my first published review, so, it’s really special, thank you. I loved writing Illicit Love, so it’s fabulous when people love reading. Best wishes, Jane.

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