Sunday, September 23, 2012

Forbidden by Nicola Cornick Book review


As maid to some of the most wanton ladies of the ton, Margery Mallon lives within the boundaries of any sensible servant. Entanglements with gentlemen are taboo. Wild adventures are for the Gothic novels she secretly reads. Then an intriguing stranger named Mr Ward offers her a taste of passion, and suddenly the wicked possibilities are too tempting to resist…

Henry Wardeaux is no ordinary gentleman. He's Lord Wardeaux and he is determined to unite Margery with her newfound inheritance by any means — including seduction and deception. But when the ton condemns the scandalous servant-turned-countess and an unknown danger prepares to strike, will Margery accept Henry's protection in exchange for her trust?

My Review 

The Scandalous Woman of the Ton is a series I will never tire of. I find myself reading these books in almost one sitting , so engrossed in the world of the Ton and the Rakes, gentleman and ladies in this era, - It’s like I’m looking through a looking glass I can picture everything. The gowns, the men - the surroundings.  If I could time travel and spend one day anywhere it would certainly be as A Scandalous Woman from the Ton ;)

 I must say finding out that maybe  this is the last in the series is ** Scandalous ** but I know that Nicola will give us readers another Regency Romance to quench our needs. ** I do know that Nicola is pleased to announce her first Website = Exclusive Short story, Lady Emma's Disgrace , which takes place during the timeline of Forbidden.  It is available at her website and is a wonderful short read. Seven parts in all. 

Nicola Cornick does a wonderful job of taking the reader to another place whilst reading. Her descriptions and writing is just poetic. Smooth flowing, wonderfully written and I can’t help but want more after each story has ended.

In Forbidden we meet Margery - a lady's maid and Henry - Lord Wardeaux. Henry has sort Margery out as a dying last request and to his dismay finds that Margery not only intrigues him but his lust for her is overwhelming. Margery also discovers something she has never known before. Lust - need - and love.

After a turn of events on Margery's life, Henry's realizes that Margery needs him in more ways than one.

I won’t go into the storyline much... But if you’re after a wonderfully scribed Historical Romance with a twist thrown in ,  then this series is for you. The sex is tasteful and delicious not over the top but it certainly gives the story and the reader what every true romantic at heat wants. Love.

Well, I have to say that I enjoyed Henry and Margery’s love story. The romance was sizzling, passionate and would certainly cause any ice peaks to melt from the sheer heat.  I enjoyed the chemistry and the characters put forth. The romance was scandalous - but that’s what makes it exciting.

Margery was a very head strong character which I really liked, she knew what she wanted, was willing to help out anyone in need, and blended in well with any walk of life amongst the ton. She didn’t want what was bestowed upon her, she was happy to earn her money save and open her own shop.

Henry - sigh - He was certainly a dream boat - lol

He had his dreams and loved the land he was brought up on; Nicola did a wonderful Job portraying exactly this.

 Both Henry and Margery were both stubborn, the swab bling between them at times was amusing, other moments - My reader was in frenzy... grins

 Nicola Cornick puts a lot of intelligently written dialogue and witty banter between the two, increasing the sexual tension between them even more so. 

All the secondary characters were all well placed, and all blended in well within the storyline. A twist or two was thrown in I certainly did not see this coming. I like unpredictable and this was certainly that !!! 

Not only has Nicola Cornick’s Scandalous Of the Tons series  earned a coveted place on my crowded keeper shelf, I have now an affection for more historical Romances.  If you love a well told , historical  sexy  romance with a brooding, sexy Lord and a caring adventurous heroine, this book is for you.

Thank you to Harlequin for providing me this book to review for my honest opinion. ;) 

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