Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Master of Love by Catherine La Roche

Master of LoveHistorical Romance
Goodreads summary:
Available on eBook—a sexy historical romance featuring a genteel book dealer who is commissioned to organize an impressive personal library in the home of London’s most notoriously seductive lord.

Dominick Avery, Viscount Rexton, has a brilliant mind, yet is so intoxicatingly handsome no one ever takes his intellect seriously. He cultivates a wicked reputation as Lord Adonis, Master of Love, until his uncle sends him an irresistible bequest of books, on the condition he accept also the prim librarian who comes with them.

Miss Callista Higginbotham struggles to support her quirky household as a rare book dealer and librarian, while tottering on the dangerous edge of poverty. But she quickly finds herself in greater danger yet, as her desire flares for the infuriatingly flirtatious lord. Dominick wants nothing more than to unleash his luscious new librarian from her straight-laced propriety. He’s learned, however, never to trust desire—and certainly not the all-consuming passion that soon bedevils him. But when Callista discovers a plot against Dominick’s life and risks all to save him—they bo
th learn that love is the one lesson that cannot learned from books…
I had very mixed feeling about Master of Love.  Dominick Avery played on his looks and acted like he cared about only having a reputation as a lover.  He never let people know how smart he was and all the time he was whining to himself about how no one would ever take him seriously.  I found him to be something of a wimp and wondered why some one as strong and intelligent as Callista even bothered with him.
On the other hand I loved Callista.  She did not whine aloud or to herself.  I did enjoy parts of the story.  It just seemed that to make it work some parts were rushed and some parts were rather contrived.  
Pocket Star published Master of Love by Catherine La Roche in 2012.
I received an ARC of Master of Love from Netgalley

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