This Earl is on Fire: The Season's Original Series

This Earl is on Fire: The Season's Original Series

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by Vivienne Lorret
     
 

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The sheltered daughter of a country baron, Miss Adeline Pimm comes to London looking for adventure… and finds it in the form of a bloody, unconscious man slumped in the doorway of her family’s rented townhouse. Though his identity is a mystery, Adeline is inexplicably drawn to the handsome, injured man and vows to nurse him back to health.

Liam

Overview

The sheltered daughter of a country baron, Miss Adeline Pimm comes to London looking for adventure… and finds it in the form of a bloody, unconscious man slumped in the doorway of her family’s rented townhouse. Though his identity is a mystery, Adeline is inexplicably drawn to the handsome, injured man and vows to nurse him back to health.

Liam Cavanaugh, the scandalous Earl of Wolford, is startled when he awakens in an unfamiliar bed, wrapped in bandages that hinder his eyesight, with no memory of why he was beaten half to death. Although he can’t see the witty young woman who tends to his wounds, her alluring voice—and a single stolen kiss from her soft lips—helps soothe his pain. But when he is fully healed, Liam is not ready to let go of the one woman who stirs his deepest longings.

Liam will do whatever it takes to see Adeline again, even if it means giving up his rakish ways. But his disreputable past is not so easily forgotten and his secrets are far more dangerous than he—or Adeline—ever imagined.

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ISBN-13:
9780062446343
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/20/2016
Series:
Season's Original Series , #2
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
203,623
Product dimensions:
0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

USA Today bestselling author, Vivienne Lorret loves romance novels, her pink laptop, her husband, and her two sons (not necessarily in that order…but there are days). Transforming copious amounts of tea into words, she is an Avon Impulse author of works including Tempting Mr. Weatherstone, The Wallflower Wedding series, The Rakes of Fallow Hall series, The Duke’s Christmas Wish, and the Season’s Original series.

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This Earl Is on Fire: The Season's Original Series 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
skelley55 7 days ago
A physically impaired heroine and an emotionally repressed hero. This story is captivating.
Anonymous 10 days ago
Great read
dfosterbooks 3 months ago
Sheltered all her life by loving parents, Miss Adeline Pimm is determined to prove that she can stand on her own two feet. What better way to do that than with a London season where she feels she is fully prepared to make this an adventure; her only concern is her secret coming to light. A secret that has her determined never to marry. A secret that she feels elicits pity and/or repulsion. What Adeline isn’t prepared for is family myth affecting her in a way she is not prepared to explore when a bloodied, unconscious man lies at her door. Liam Cavanaugh, Earl of Wolford, has led a self-imposed lonely life. A life that only has room for many homes filled with artifacts, few friends, and a scandalous reputation. A reputation that seems to have caught up with him when he awakens in an unfamiliar room, battered and bruised being nursed by someone with her voice alone soothes his pain. As Liam’s body heals the barrier he has erected around his heart starts to crumble; however, an innocent remark threatens to cement that barrier back in place. When the reason for his attack puts Adeline’s life in danger Liam realizes what the most important thing in his life is but will he be able to convince that person of his change of heart? The Earl is on Fire is the second book in Vivienne Lorret’s series The Season’s Original but can be read as a stand-alone. The story is written in such a way that I felt every emotion of the characters, from Adeline’s determination to prove herself and her frustration at being coddled to Liam’s hurt from his long ago betrayal and desire to be. Ms. Lorret’s secondary characters are written with depth (not just space filler) without taking away from the hero and heroine and giving hints as to where the next story may lie. The heart to heart between Adeline and her mother had me in tears. I enjoyed the book (and am looking forward to the next in the series) and would recommend to fans of the author, new readers and lovers of historical romance in general.
TobiForgetHousework 4 months ago
Neither Adeline nor Liam ever planned to get married. Adeline was always labeled as lame and people have pitied her since she was born. So, she's off for an adventure in London. She wants a season to live a life she only dreamed of. Liam finds himself laid up in Adeline's vacation home in London with her family. They nurse him back to health and he finds when it's time to go home, he doesn't want to go far because he's drawn to Adeline, whether he wants to be or not. I love Adeline's humor and frankness with Liam. She doesn't hold back and lets him know what's on her mind whether it's "proper" or not. Liam is protective, sexy and highly intelligent. The chemistry between Adeline and Liam is so magnetic it draws you in and you never want to put the book down even when you're finished. To say I flew through this story is an understatement. I was able to polish this off in about 24 hours even with my boys home for the summer. If you enjoy a sensual tension filled, spicy regency romance with a touch of mystery and a bit of humor in all the right places, I highly recommend This Earl Is On Fire.
MelodyMay 4 months ago
What a marvel! Seriously, I'm totally in love with Liam and Adeline. Absolute perfection. I mean I laughed, cried, excited, basically a wreck. Vivienne Lorret wrecked me with The Earl is on Fire. Talk about being a hot mess. I don't know where to beginning, because it was that good. Granted it did take me a little while to read this story, but my home is in chaos. However, this book is like a Pringle once you start you can't stop. Can I say I love, love, love Adeline. She's has be the best heroine. I mean she puts Liam in his place a couple times, especially when he accuses her of trying to trap into marriage. She basically tells him I'm no prize catch, so why would I trap you. There are a couple of times Liam is flabbergasted by her bluntness. Of course, he tries to go back to his life, but he just can't seem to get Adeline out of his mind. Oh Liam. He's so smart and handsome, but he gets all dumb when he's with Adeline. Adeline truly makes the story. She basically comes to London to have an adventure and prove to her family she can do things. They have a hard time, because of her disability. Honestly, it wasn't a big deal, and she wanted to be able to do things that a normal young woman would do. She has a grand adventure with the help of Liam. Anyway. Did I mention I loved The Earl is on Fire, yes, okay. Vivienne does an amazing job with her characters. She truly made a remarkable young woman to life on the pages in this story who is able to show an earl that he is lovable. In search of an adventure, you might give The Earl is on Fire a try. Copy provided by Avon via Edelweiss.
wtfareyoureadingFR 4 months ago
Few things shock Liam Cavanaugh. The much scandalized Earl of Wolford is no stranger to the rumor mill. Whether it be by way of the scandal sheets or word of mouth. But when he finds himself injured, unable to see, and in a strange bed. Liam becomes all to aware that this latest scandal is far more truth than anything that even he is prepared for. Adeline Pimm has always longed for adventure. A desire long denied her. Due to an injury at her birth; which left one leg shorter than the other. But now, a full grown woman of 22. Adeline is determined to make a London showing. Proving that though her stem may be a little bent, she is far from anyone's shrinking violet. This second offering in Vivienne Lorett's Season's Original series, offers quite the step up from its predecessor. Making quite the grand showing in character development, character interaction, pacing, setting, and plot. This Earl Is On Fire is no less than Historical Romance perfection. While Adeline's disability (and I use that term loosely) does come into play within the course of this read. It is thankfully not allowed center stage. That honor being rightfully reserved for the wonderfully "sickbed romance" that takes place when Adeline is left to nurse a very battered Liam back to health. A time so full of interpersonal connection between the two, that one is sorry to see it end. But end it does, and then its off to the dances! Well, there is also an opera thrown in for good measure. A time filled with all the snobbery and tongue wagging that the ton can muster. But surprisingly, most of that is still reserved for Liam. Who is gallantly doing his best to shield Adeline from its worst. There is as always the bet and wagers about Liam's chances at becoming the next Original. There is also a secondary plotline centring around the pilfering of Liam's extensive antiquity collection. But for the most part, the attention remains with Liam, Adeline, and their fight for love. In spite of themselves.
Alyssa75 4 months ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** This Earl is on Fire by Vivienne Lorret Book Two of the Season's Original series Publisher: Avon Impulse Publication Date: August 2, 2016 Rating: 4 stars Source: eARC from Edelweiss ***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers*** Summary (from Goodreads): The sheltered daughter of a country baron, Miss Adeline Pimm comes to London looking for adventure… and finds it in the form of a bloody, unconscious man slumped in the doorway of her family’s rented townhouse. Though his identity is a mystery, Adeline is inexplicably drawn to the handsome, injured man and vows to nurse him back to health. Liam Cavanaugh, the scandalous Earl of Wolford, is startled when he awakens in an unfamiliar bed, wrapped in bandages that hinder his eyesight, with no memory of why he was beaten half to death. Although he can’t see the witty young woman who tends to his wounds, her alluring voice—and a single stolen kiss from her soft lips—helps soothe his pain. But when he is fully healed, Liam is not ready to let go of the one woman who stirs his deepest longings. Liam will do whatever it takes to see Adeline again, even if it means giving up his rakish ways. But his disreputable past is not so easily forgotten and his secrets are far more dangerous than he—or Adeline—ever imagined. What I Liked: While I liked The Debutante is Mine more, this sequel was enjoyable and satisfying! This series in general is very fun and charming, and I'm glad I decided to read The Debutante is Mine on a whim. Jack and Lilah were a lovely pair to follow, but I did like Liam and Adeline together as well. Adeline Pimm lives in the country with her parents, the baron and baroness of Boswick. She's always been sheltered, partly because of her limp, caused by a deformity in her leg. They've come to London for the first time for Adeline's season as a debutante. But they come to their rented London home to find a gentleman at their doorstep, bloody and unconscious. The Pimms are very kind and softhearted, and take care of the gentleman at the house. Liam Cavanaugh can't remember how he ended up where he is, or why or how he was beaten up. But as he is lying in bed, bandaged and bruised and unable to see for the time being (due to a bandaged head), he finds himself allured by the woman who won't leave his bedside. Adeline begins to care for Liam long before she actually seems him and knows who he is. What happens when two people who refuse to marry anyone fall in love? This is the sweet story of Liam and Adeline finding their way to each other. What a cute story! We have Adeline, who is a bit naive and sheltered and believes that many marriages are based on true love, and love at first sight. When they find Liam on their doorstep, Adeline feels... something, in her heart. It isn't quite lust because she can't see him under all the blood. Could this be her soulmate? Time will tell. Adeline is brave and strong and fearless, braving the ton with her limp. A deformity is frowned upon, and Adeline is talked about because of it. The Pimm family also takes a hit because they took in the notorious rake, the Earl of Wolford, and no one believes that he was actually beaten up until weeks later when he leaves the Pimm residence and he's still bruised. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
gaele 4 months ago
Bringing together the rakish Earl of Wolford with a new to the tonne debutante raised in the country had plenty of Wolf and Sheep moments, but it quickly became unclear just who assumed which part. Liam, Earl of Wolford, is a rich as Croesus rake with a long-held aversion to marriage, debutantes and the machinations of the tonne. His all-consuming passion for antiquities and the study of them is a closely held secret, while he wiles away his nights in various salacious pursuits. Mysteriously, he is set upon by a group of ruffians, beaten and left at the doorstep of one of his many houses in London, thought to be uninhabited. Liam’s tenants for the season have arrived. The Baron of Boswick and his wife have come to London to present their daughter Adeline with a season. Fortunately for him, they are not constrained by their titles or convention, and set about to nursing this unknown injured man to health. Hours and days pass, Adeline and her family talking with Liam, sharing stories and tales, and Adeline, dying for an adventure, shares her deepest wishes. See, Adeline has one leg shorter than the other, and she believes that her family, against her wishes, treat her as if she is in need of coddling. She is so far from that – steely determination, a heart of gold, and that curious lack of subterfuge that comes from a young woman well-loved by her parents. These two are both ‘broken’ although Adeline is far more capable of overcoming her own obstacles. Liam is stuck in that little boy hurt place, where machinations for his money and title played on his desires for a family and love, and left him without both. Now, closed off and quite guarded, he’s unable to discern genuine kindness and affection from moves that will end at the altar. What keeps him just on the side of being whacked upside the head with a book (only just this side, mostly) is the fact that his true character: his loyalty, his honor and that little voice that recognizes the true intention behind Adeline and her family’s actions are weighing on his mind and conscience. Bit by bit, Liam comes to realize that it isn’t because he feels indebted to them for his care and their friendship, but that he truly cares for Adeline, wants to see her happy and accepted, and will throw all of his not inconsiderable weight in society around to achieve that for her. Well matched these two are adorable: she’s so innocent yet observant, he’s jaded and not always seeing forest for the trees. With secondary characters that fuel the subplots of a wager of the original, the reason behind Liam’s attack and a good friend’s impending fatherhood the story ties nicely to the series and allows Adeline to shine in ways that shock Liam to the core. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
JensReadingObsession 4 months ago
The chemistry between Liam and Adeline is amazing! An experience from when he was a young man has made him leary of trusting people, but there is something about Adeline that instantly puts him at ease. I enjoyed the way they both felt the pull toward each other and that they really didn't fight too hard against it. I loved that they really got to know each other before getting physical and that once they did it was out of love, not just lust. Adeline is one of the nicest, sweetest and loyal heroines. She is determined that she can be independent despite her slight disability. She hates being pitied and coddled and has refused to marry just so she can be taken care. I loved that Liam never made her feel like she was less than perfect. While most of the story is lighthearted, there were some tender and emotional moments that made me teary eyed. I'm really enjoying this series and I can't wait to read about Juliet and Max's past in the next book. 4.5 stars I received an ARC via Edelweiss for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
CarasBookBoudoir 4 months ago
Miss Adeline Pimm wanted adventure. After being stuck in the country and coddled all of her life, because of a disability. But now Adeline wanted adventure and freedom. Though finding an unconscious man lying bloody on the doorstep of their rented house, might have been more of an adventure than she was expecting. Liam Cavanaugh, Earl of Wolford has a reputation as the scandalous Earl, but that is not all he is, you see Liam has a secret…he has knowledge and talent of spotting fake artifacts from the originals. But when he awoke in a strange bed, being taken care of by Adeline and her Parents, Baron and Baroness Boswick, he assumed it was just a jealous husband or protector that attacked him and left him bloody. Liam hadn't felt such calm in his life, as he did when he was in the presence of Adeline, but the Ton did not allow any good deed go unpunished, and just by him being in the Pimm home, he had tarnished their reputation, so he made it his mission to clear their reputation! And in the process Liam's desire for Adeline turns to love! And asks her father for her hand! But before he can ask Adeline, is kidnapped and life is in danger! Can Liam get to her in time! So we are back with the second book in the Season's Original series by the amazing Vivienne Lorret and I have to say, I think this book is even better than the first! I absolutely LOVED Liam! I loved that he didn't care about Adeline disability, but loved her voice, hair and her person. I loved the fact that he was happy that he was the Earl of Wolford, with no desire to have had his cousins title Duke of Vale. When it comes to Adeline, I admire her determination for independent and adventure. But my heart breaks for her, over the nastiness of some members of the Ton. This story is heartwarming and is my favorite Vivienne Lorret story to date, but I will admit that I am hoping Gemma has a story too and is able to face the Ton backlash because of her father. I really love Vivienne Lorret writing; she manages to pull your heart in to a story, that you end up with a book handover for days. But she is also one of those authors, who's books you can go back to months or years later and you will always feel that same rush of excitement when the story begins, and all the way though till the end. I give This Earl is on Fire 5 stars!
Lashea677 5 months ago
Adeline's tender heart will not allow her to look away from a soul in pain. When she comes across a wounded man in her doorway, she doesn't think twice of the danger to herself. She cares for him, gets to know him and falls hard. Liam, has no idea who the woman with the sweet voice and gentle hands is. Nor does he know what happened to him and why. His one thought is that his soul is lighter than ever and his heart is falling fast for this serene woman. Unfortunately, just because you don't remember doesn't mean the danger has passed. Ms. Lorret, blends adventure, suspense and seduction into a story of love that has unforgettable written all over it.