About the Book:
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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This Book Lit My Fire...
This was my first book by Vivienne Lorret, and it will not be my last. She did a great job building a romance that actually kept my interest and drew me into the relationship between Adeline and Liam.
I enjoyed Adeline's sweet strength and determination, but I also liked that she wasn't a waspish harpy that wouldn't let other people be kind and chivalrous. She was the perfect mix of heroine. I loved her spunk and her loyalty and her kindness. Also, her family was wonderful. I fell in love with her parents as much as I fell in love with her and Liam.
Liam was an interesting mix of practiced debauched goods and scholar. He was a man who was hiding from old pains by building a wall of stuff around him--trying to use his wealth to fill the holes in his heart where PEOPLE should be. People like Adeline.
I loved how Liam didn't care a whit about Adeline's "deformity", and that Adeline didn't use it as en excuse to not live a full life.
I think the only thing I didn't really like about the story was the subplot of the forged antiquities. Sure, if that plot weren't part of the story, Liam wouldn't have ended up at Adeline's door, but there are 100 ways Liam could've ended up wounded and near death on their doorstep.
The intrigue of the "who is the forger" and "who kicked Liam's butt" weren't actually necessary to this story. I found myself skipping over all those pieces of story to get back to Liam and Adeline--I think their back and forth, hot and cold, dancing around one another was the perfect amount of intrigue to keep the story moving along at the perfect pace.
Also, the title doesn't really make any sense once you've actually read the book. It doesn't fit Liam, his personality, or his actions in the story...unless the FIRE is...well...his DESIRE for Adeline. THEN it would make sense. Otherwise it just reminds me of that terribly agonizing earworm, Your Sex is on Fire, by The Kings of Leon -- which doesn't make me think of sexy things as much as painful, burning STDs.
Now, back to the last of my review--
I will be reading the first book in this Season's Originals Series, and I will, of course, be reading the other books as they're released, as well.