Saturday, October 1, 2016

Review: The Enticement of an Earl by Chasity Bowlin

Title: The Enticement of an Earl
Series: Dark Regency
Author: Chasity Bowlin
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: August 25, 2015
Publisher: Chasity Bowlin
ASIN: B00YQXJ3XW

Spencer, Lord Wolverston and newly named Earl of Kinraven, has found peace in the wilds of Scotland. Free from the torment of seeing the woman he desires above all things but can never have, he’s slowly finding his footing in the world again as he attempts to restore the impoverished estate. But that new found peace comes crashing down around him when the source of his misery arrives on his doorstep, half frozen and injured from a carriage accident. With no other option, he opens his home to her, knowing that his heart will soon follow, whether he wishes it or not.

Miss Larissa Walters has fled London, seeking out the bastion of safety and security that has always been Lord Wolverston. Spencer saved her once before and she’s counting on him to do so again when an old threat returns. But as she convalesces within the dark and gloomy walls of Kinraven, she soon realizes that she isn’t the only one in danger. There are dark forces at work at Kinraven. An ages old curse that has systematically destroyed every heir to the earldom has taken hold of Spencer. In order to save him, she’ll have to conquer the thing she fears most...love.


My rating:

Six months ago, he left his friend's house in the middle of the night to escape the hurt of rejection by the woman he's loved for years, but can never have. Now, oblivion seems just around the corner. Darkness beckons. No more pain of unrequited love, no more heartache, for the new Earl of Kinraven is slowly going insane.

But Spencer has a guardian angel that's traveled all the way from England, because she knows something's wrong. A woman that's returned his feelings for years, yet never dared tell him. But as Larissa joins him in the dark and foreboding castle in the Scottish Highlands, she soon realizes there might be some truth to the curse that's destroyed every Kinraven heir so far.

But behind every curse, there's a person that utters it...Keeps it alive.


This is what "saving the best for last" means.

A chilling, thrilling, and slightly scary story with eerily vivid narrative and descriptions, great cast (I knew Spencer would be a good hero, Larissa was simply perfect, but I utterly adored Dorcas), wonderful suspense with that all important (and missing in the previous book) red herring that keeps you guessing and leaves you with your mouth agape when the truth is revealed, just the right amount of paranormal to keep it interesting, and just the right pacing. Balanced, I'd call it.

Yep, this last one truly was the best.



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