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My Lady, My Lord

My Lady, My Lord

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by Katharine Ashe
     
 

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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 has three pleasures: beautiful women, fast horses, and tormenting high-and-mighty Corinna Mowbray.

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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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"Brilliant fun, and romantic, romantic, romantic." —Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780991641215
Publisher:
Billet-Doux Books
Publication date:
03/09/2014
Pages:
356
Sales rank:
321,771
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)

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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My Lady, My Lord 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
def618 More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful romance with a very funny twist! I won't write plot spoilers but it is well worth reading. You will laugh and love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My Lady, My Lord certainly draws upon devices that are not new, but that's part of its charm. The author has taken an idea and given it a marvelous and fascinating twist. I absolutely adored the way in which Corinna and Ian are forced to face their long-standing animosity toward one another. Few books make it into my "read more than once" pile. This will be one of them. Well done.
loverofromance More than 1 year ago
My Lady, My Lord, is a new release from Katharine Ashe. Now I can't believe I have had this book on my Nook for months and I am just now getting to it. But this author keeps winning me over, and I knew I had to try this one out. This story I think, is part of a series, but have no idea what it is called and what the series is about...yet. Or it could be a single title. I wouldn't mind seeing this turned into a series though. This story was very unique, especially with it being a Regency romance. It is very lightheart and sexy fun, but it has a certain twist you don't expect. Now this review is going to be shorter than normal, due to the fact that I don't want to spoil anything for readers that have yet to read this and want to. What I will say was this was quite a ride...I loved the turns of the plot, and the sizzling chemistry between Corinna and Ian. Whew....their interactions alone can set ablaze a forest fire. They have some tension and not all of it sexual, although as you read you see that all their bickering and name calling, it boils down to their attraction for each other. No surprise right? Well I loved the way that this author formatted this story and I was being constantly surprised and I loved the way that Ashe weaves a sensual story that is breathtaking, passionate, and magical.
AustenStudent More than 1 year ago
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.
Midniteiz99 More than 1 year ago
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!
krazymama_98 More than 1 year ago
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.
SallyLayne More than 1 year ago
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!