Friday, December 2, 2011

Lord Lightning (Astrology #1) by Jenny Brown

I purchased this book based on a review I saw.  It was well worth the Kindle price.  Here is the Goodreads blurb:

They call him "Lord Lightning". . .

For his shocking behavior. An unrepentant rogue with a wicked reputation, his outrageous conduct ensures no woman will get close enough to hurt him.

But demure and lovely astrologer Eliza Farrell casts a chart that tells her Lord Hartwood is capable of great, passionate love. When Hartwood indulges in one of his famous pranks and invites Eliza to become his new mistress, the virginal country miss must meet her fate armed only with her knowledge that the cynical lord will become the tender lover she sees predicted in the stars.

Though Eliza is nothing like the brazen strumpets he prefers, the seemingly incorruptible seer excites Lord Lightning much more than the hard, calculating women he is accustomed to. Eliza's trusting spirit and quick mind touch his cold heart—and when the bewitching innocent surprisingly agrees to be seen on his arm, neither can predict the sparks that will fly between them . . . or resist the electric passion that will threaten to transform them both.

This was a fun and interesting read.  I'm so glad that I took a chance on it after I saw it reviewed.  Eliza is a great female lead.  She's sweet and innocent but she also has determination and daring going for her.  Lord Hartwood is not easy to get along with but she goes toe to toe with him, repeatedly.  The twists and turns in this story make it interesting.  Lord Lightning feels that he is just fulfilling the destiny laid out for him by his father but as he deals with his mother, he learns things that shake him to his very core.  He has choices to make that could change his life and Eliza's.  This book was one that was hard to put down.  I really just could not see how it was going to end as things kept changing.  Lord Lightning was a wonderful book about the redemption of a man thought to be long past redeemable.  This is an adult novel with some sexual scenes.

You can find out more about Jenny Brown and her work on her website.  You can also follow her on Twitter!

Lord Lightning earns 4 Fairies from me for a great story with wonderful characters.

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