His Hand-Me-Down Countess by Sorcha Mowbray reminds me of Stephanie Lauren’s the Cynsters series (i.e. Devil, Scandal, etc). The Lustful Lords series has that type of hook and book one kicks it off with a bang.
Theo and Stone are one hot couple in and out of bed. I liked that Theo is an independent woman despite the time she lives in and that there’s no persuading her when she makes up her mind. The title is indicative their story isn’t a love at first sight, but their first night as a couple shows them their marriage might actually work, even without love.
I loved the concept of “The Market” and what people go do there. I think my favorite scene was when Theo takes a private tour of the place. Her curiosity almost killed me. I just loved how the author worked “what happens at The Market” into the story. I mean, talk about debauchery!
Stone’s protectiveness of Theo, and how slowly but surely he realizes there’s no other woman for him and he makes sure she understands she’s his only was fabulous. He’s an alpha male, but there’s just something about alphas in historicals I can’t explain.
Then there is Cooper, whom I loved. Though, I do wonder if there’ll be another play night with Theo and Stone in book 2. Stone is extremely possessive of Theo, but Theo is not a shy woman and she does enjoy all the little games Stone plays with her.
Overall, I enjoyed this book very much and I think any who’s been a fan of Stephanie Lauren’s the “Cynsters” series would enjoy The Lustful Lords too.