Title: A Touch of Passion
Series: Disgraced Lords
Author: Bronwen Evans
Genre: Historical Romance
Published: March 24, 2015
Publisher: Random House – Loveswept
My Rating: 4 stars
In the latest Disgraced Lords novel from USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans, a vivacious thrill seeker clashes with her dutiful defender—causing irresistible sparks to fly.
Independent and high-spirited, Lady Portia Flagstaff has never been afraid to take a risk, especially if it involves excitement and danger. But this time, being kidnapped and sold into an Arab harem is the outcome of one risk too many. Now, in order to regain her freedom, she has to rely on the deliciously packaged Grayson Devlin, Viscount Blackwood, a man who despises her reckless ways—and stirs in her a thirst for passion.
After losing his mother and two siblings in a carriage accident years ago, Grayson Devlin promised Portia’s dying brother that he’d always watch over his wayward sister. But having to travel to Egypt to rescue the foolhardy girl has made his blood boil. Grayson already has his hands full trying to clear his best friend and fellow Libertine Scholar of a crime he didn’t commit. Worse still, his dashing rescue has unleashed an unforeseen and undesired consequence: marriage. Now it’s more than Portia he has to protect . . . it’s his battered heart.
Read on for my thoughts on A Touch of Passion. No true spoilers, promise.
Some people run full tilt into life, taking risks, regretting little and are open to everything life has to offer – good and bad. Others hold life close in a tight-fisted hand, rarely taking chances, knowing that hurt is just a heartbeat away and that nothing lasts forever.
Here we have Portia and Grayson. Opposites attract for certain.
I adored Portia. Yes, she took risks and one huge one that eventually landed her – either exactly where she had wanted to be since she was 16 years old. Or one that could break her heart if the man she loved for so long wouldn’t open up to her.
Grayson not only has to rescue Portia, help his friend prove his innocence, outwit whoever is bound and determined to destroy his group of friends – now he has to convince her to marry him. She should be deliriously happy to finally be getting what she says she’s wanted for years, but no, not his Portia, she has to have his heart as well.
I enjoyed this continuation of the series. There are a few plots going on, but you don’t “have” to read the series from the beginning in order to understand and enjoy this novel. It gets a solid 4 outta 5 on my rating scale. Pick it up, sit back and enjoy the read. You won’t be disappointed.
*I received an e-ARC of A Touch of Passion from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*