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My Lady, My Lord [NOOK Book]

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Book #1 in a new series of historical romances with a twist.

The Bluestocking ~
Lady Corinna Mowbray has three passions: excellent books, intelligent conversation, and disdaining the libertine Earl of Chance.

The Rake ~
Lord Ian Chance...
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Overview

Book #1 in a new series of historical romances with a twist.

The Bluestocking ~
Lady Corinna Mowbray has three passions: excellent books, intelligent conversation, and disdaining the libertine Earl of Chance.

The Rake ~
Lord Ian Chance has three pleasures: beautiful women, fast horses, and tormenting high-and-mighty Corinna Mowbray.

Neighbors for years, they’ve been at each other’s throats since they can remember. But when a twist of fate forces them to trade lives, how long will it be before they discover they cannot live without each other?
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Judy Taylor Garner
“Typical of Ashe, these characters are smoldering, drawn to each other as love and lust lead them on a precarious path to passion.” *Starred Review* of Kisses, She Wrote
NYT Best Selling Author of The Bride Says Maybe - Cathy Maxwell
“I’m a Katharine Ashe fan! My Lady, My Lord is delightfully imaginative, brilliant fun, and romantic, romantic, romantic.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149421237
  • Publisher: Billet-Doux Books
  • Publication date: 3/11/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 346
  • Sales rank: 28,626
  • File size: 658 KB

Meet the Author

Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of twelve historical romances that reviewers call “intensely lush” and “sensationally intelligent,” including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors’ Choice for the Ten Best Romances of the Year. Her books have been recommended by Women’s World Magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, and many others, and translated into languages across the world.

Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about Katharine’s books, please visit www.KatharineAshe.com or write to her at PO Box 51702, Durham, NC 27717.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    An enjoyable twist on the enemies-to-lovers storyline

    Without giving too much away, don’t expect your garden variety Historical story here. With just a touch of the supernatural to push Corinna and Ian in the right direction we get to see both H/h completely out of their elements, forcing them to understand the position the other is coming from. There is comedy in how they handle the changes to their lives and also a bit of poignancy as their eyes are truly opened to the person they thought they knew. Prejudices and misconceptions all fall away; leaving a relationship that has been wounded and scarred in the past but is ready for healing.

    I absolutely adored how their love unfolded against the improbably situation they find themselves it. It isn’t an immediate Love brought about by shared circumstances but more a second chance to correct mistakes they had both made in the past. Corinna’s independence and Ian’s personality aren’t sacrificed just to move the story towards its HEA and right up until the end those same traits could cost them everything they had gained together.

    I loved the supporting characters that are introduced because they are truly “supporting” for the H/h. Ian’s best friend Lord Grace or his younger brother Gregory know just what to say within the moment to either influence actions or set them in motion. Smaller moments with their widowed parents or other friends helped show just how changed Ian and Corinna became during their unusual courtship. I cannot wait to see if any of them get their own stories (and if we get the same supernatural twist to them).

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    Excellent

    This book was so good I hated to finish reading it, but I did and it was WONDERFUL!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2014

    This story is such a treat! Ashe is an amazing writer, clever an

    This story is such a treat! Ashe is an amazing writer, clever and engaging with lovely language. So tough to find anything new in the regency historical genre, but this book is fresh and fast-paced. Both funny and touching. Highly recommend it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Great book!

    Loved the story line & got a kick out of her inspirations for the book. I was never bored & Corinna's insults were very entertaining! I thought I read somewhere that this was the start of a new series, I sure hope so! I've never been disappointed in any of Katharine's books, & look forward to every new release! Keep them coming!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2014

    This is one of the most charming, clever, intelligent, and enter

    This is one of the most charming, clever, intelligent, and entertaining romances I have read this year. Set in Regency England, it spins a unique and original historical twist on the modern story, Freaky Friday.
    Lady Corinna (Cora) Mowbray and Ian, the Earl of Chance, can’t stand each other. They are childhood neighbors and nemeses who have baited and hurt each other over a span of twenty plus years, despite the fact that their families are old friends.
    Corinna is lady of her father’s manor—much like Jane Austen’s Emma Woodhouse—ever since her mother died and her younger sisters married. She’s a beautiful and elegant bluestocking who hosts intellectual salons with gifted musicians, artists, and writers of the day, including musician Charles Dibdin, politician Charles Fox, and poet Lady Singleton.
    Ian has led a life of discreet debauchery and hedonism that Corinna haughtily disapproves of and tells him so at every opportunity. Their verbal sparring is delightful to read but sometimes spiteful, teetering toward the malicious, but it’s not as bad as the downright nastiness between Deb Grantham and Max Ravenscar in Georgette Heyer’s Faro’s Daughter.
    The morning after a British Museum exhibition, where they meet a mysterious old woman (who mistakes them for sweethearts), Cora and Ian wake up, switched: Cora is now living as Ian and vice versa. It seems they have angered the goddess of love, Aphrodite, with their longtime animosity toward one another. According to Cora’s deductions, they must now repent by living in the other’s body. This goes on for a good two weeks after which their lives will never be the same.
    Ian can’t stand that Corinna wears black all the time, and that she’s intelligent, prim, and righteous, casting judgment on him and his lifestyle. Secretly, however, he has always been impressed. Their contentious relationship is a lot like David and Helena’s in Tempting the Bride by Sherry Thomas.
    Ian’s late father was a gambler who disgraced the family and society simply expected Ian to do the same. Instead, he works hard to keep his family together and to restore his family’s honor and prospects. But he still enjoys pleasurable pursuits mostly because it’s easy.
    During this time, Ian and Cora make many enlightening and surprising discoveries about each other…and themselves. She finds freedom being in Ian’s body as she has no need of any type of escort. She discovers his friends are actually quite chivalrous and kind and his servants think highly of him. He keeps excellent spending accounts and, above all else, he cares deeply for his family despite his taste for drinking, the gaming tables, and widows.
    “…she had lived Ian’s life barely considering how his days might usually pass. She believed she knew, and because she found it lacking she had, with supreme arrogance, imposed on him her notion of what his life should be.” (p146)
    “She stared at Ian’s gift, a sign of what he had done for her and who he truly was, a decent, generous man, and she fell in love.” (p186)
    For his part, Ian’s discovery of many suitors in Cora’s past stuns him and he finds that her body is gorgeous as he sees it up close and intimately for the very first time. In short, they see each other in a new light and realize the reasons for their longstanding dislike. When things are finally put back to rights, both are completely at sea, in a state of simultaneous confusion of longing and anger.
    “He was a fine figure of a man. Extraordinarily attractive. Handsome.
    Gorgeous.
    It was a great shame he was such a cretin.” (p69)
    The relationship between Cora and Ian’s families is a solid background to the lovers’ story, as are Ian’s close friends. They add depth and plot progression and there are also some fun connections between them and Ashe’s many other books.
    This is a clever mix of literature, popular culture, art, and mythology. The writing is lush and readable. And Ashe has a wonderful talent for creating that vivid, breathless, in-love feeling.
    An exquisite romance.

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  • Posted August 22, 2014

    This is one of my favorite Katherine Ashe books! You won't be d

    This is one of my favorite Katherine Ashe books! You won't be disappointed. There is love, a bit of magic, and even a few life lessons on having misconceptions or prejudices concerning others. Strong characters, well developed and most like able.  I couldn't put it down, and then when I finished, I wished for more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Just OK

    The story idea was good, but the execution was just OK. It went on too long and the ending took forever to happen. Ian seemed to grow and change, but Cora did not. Expected more from this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    Different but delectable 

    Different but delectable 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    this is absolutely the worse book I ever read could not get

    this is absolutely the worse book I ever read could not get past page 85......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Loved this book!

    Loved the characters and the love story.

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  • Posted April 23, 2014

    I never read advance excerpts or chapters of books that I expect

    I never read advance excerpts or chapters of books that I expect to read later.
    So I had no idea the fun and surprises coming from this story.
    A wonderful happy ending of course. But the story itself was unusual, different,
    interesting and enjoyable to read.

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  • Posted April 12, 2014

    Loved the book, great twist of a good story, had to go back and

    Loved the book, great twist of a good story, had to go back and reread to find out where she fooled me so I didn't see the twist coming!  
    So good I went looking for other books by Ashe and am enjoying those now.

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  • Posted April 10, 2014

    Great story!!! Ian and Corinna's complicated love story pulls th

    Great story!!! Ian and Corinna's complicated love story pulls the reader in and its hard to put this book down. I loved it and especially enjoyed the plot twist, clever humor, romantic bantering and sincerity of the novel. I have read all of Ms. Ashe's wonderful novels and this one is a great addition to my library. I can't wait to read it again!

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  • Posted April 6, 2014

    Great read! Enjoyed this book!

    Great read! Enjoyed this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    It was pretty good

    There was acouple of parts that were way to sexual but other wise they were good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Fu Fun read

    Enjoyed this fast read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    Fun Read

    Nice plot twist

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Such a fun read!  I really enjoy Katharine Ashe's stories and th

    Such a fun read!  I really enjoy Katharine Ashe's stories and this one didn't disappoint, in fact it is one of my favorites of hers. This story had a great twist to it which made it a lot more enjoyable than your everyday regency. It was lighthearted with some laugh out loud moments and there were even a couple scenes that really touched me and brought tears to my eyes. I am so glad Ms.Ashe decided to go against the norm and publish this series for readers like me to enjoy. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys regency romances with a little something fun.  I am very much looking forward to the next one in this new series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Mybook with no spaces...

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  • Posted March 23, 2014

    I was in sore need of a light-hearted, funny read - the further

    I was in sore need of a light-hearted, funny read - the further removed from any events that could happen in my life, the better, which is why historical romance is the best genre for these moods.

    As it turns out, My Lady, My Lord was not only the perfect historical romance, it also possesses a twist that allows it to cross into another genre - which was a delightful surprise!

    Lord Ian Chance is the consummate rake: fast horses, gaming hells, and beautiful women are his favourite pastimes. Aside from annoying Lady Corinna, whom he's known from childhood and whose father's estate borders his.
    Lady Corinna spends her time setting up gatherings of the most brilliant minds of her time, the perfect hostess, a paragon of virtue, if not the ideal of femininity what with her ideas of scientific exploration, literary analysis of the classics, and her dream of owning her very own publisher.
    It galls her to no end that she is positively incapable of leashing in her tongue when it comes to Ian. There is no meeting between them that does not devolve into bitter quarreling.

    I'm not going to give away the twist, it's a very uncommon one in HR, at least I'd never encountered it before in this genre (though I must say, it's a very popular one in fanfiction...).
    Suffice to say, it makes for extremely amusing reading!

    I really liked the fact that Corinna was 29 years old, a confirmed spinster, and yet not preoccupied with this. She'd had offers of marriage, good offers at that, and she refused them. She's not even dreaming of the ideal husband and saving herself for him. She's just content with her life. It makes for a nice change in HR.
    I also liked how Ian was a rake - a nice one at that, but in HR there is a tendency to have the reader discover how the rake is a completely misunderstood noble gentleman. Ian had his morals, and he followed certain rules, but he did have mistresses, and he did gamble, and he spoke plainly of such arrangements in the presence of his friends.

    It was nice to see these two childhood enemies coming to realise they didn't actually know each other as well as they thought, and see them gathering forces to overcome the above mentioned twist.

    I wish I could quote my favourite bits, but they're so spoilery!!
    Please take me at my word when I tell you that this book is well worth reading.

    If you're in the mood for a funny (and a bit racy), historical romance, with characters who behave in reasonable ways, and a lack of overblown dramatics, then this is the book for you!

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