Kat Roberts has a plan. Love doesn't fit into it.
Move to England.
Study at Cambridge.
Become a history professor.
See? No room for dating or love. Life is going exactly according to plan….until she met him one snowy night in an English pub. Tristan Kingsley, the future Earl of Pembroke. He's as gorgeous as a god, funny, sweet, and oh-my-god that accent… With a chiseled jaw, bewitching eyes, and a voice as smooth as a glass of brandy…he's every woman's dream. He tempts Kat to leave her carefully laid plans behind as she falls head over tea kettle for this British playboy.
Tristan Kingsley went into the bar that night to avoid the duties of his future as a titled lord. When a gorgeous American girl kisses him on a dare from her friends, that kiss turns his world upside down. Oh, he's used to having exactly what he wants: women, money, notoriety. But now he wants Kat. In his arms, in his bed—and the more time he spends with her, the more he wants her in his life. Tired of shallow, social climbing English debutantes, Tristan can't get enough of his brilliant, sweet Yank.
But not everyone is happy with the situation. His father, the Earl of Pembroke, has other plans for Tristan, and getting rid of Kat is number one on the list.
If you thought this was a fairytale of a girl finding her Prince—er, Earl, and living happily-ever-after…then prepare yourself for one heck of an American Revolution.
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This book starts off slow, but when it takes off, it takes off! The abuse scene was intense. To take some of the edge off the book, humor and erotica where thrown in the mix. I liked this book because it pointed out that anyone, regardless of stature can be a victim of DV. The lead female proved to be a role model for the reader. She went through a lot, but she grew and she touches the reader on many different levels. There were times that I was afraid for her. There were also times that I was happy for her. This book is serious, but funny. The erotic scenes were great. That is Darrin Lowery's trademark. He takes you through many emotions with this Urban Tale.
I thought the love scenes were great. They took a back seat however to the serious nature of the book which is about the violence the lead character goes through at the hands of her lover. The book had less sex in it than Darrin Lowery's usual books, which I believe was due to the content. The book had me laughing at times and on edge at other times. There is also a game of cat and mouse in the book that I found to be quite the teaser. I am hoping that there is a sequel and certain characters end up hooking up. This book will make you fall in love with the lead characters and really hate the villans.
This book was a good read. The domestic violence scenes were graphic and because of the graphic nature of the writing, you feel empathy for the lead character. The author gives you graphic insight into the abusive nature by showing you just enough of the abuser's past that you almost feel sorry for him. The ending was triumphant. I hope that there is a sequel. The only thing that I didn't like about the book is I was expecting certain characters to get together and they didn't which was a shock.