By: Anna Harrington
Publication Date: March 8, 2019
Author Website: https://www.annaharringtonbooks.com/
What A Lord Wants, book five in Anna Harrington’s Capturing the Carlisles series, was a well-designed romance that will engage readers from the start!
Being held accountable under the harsh scrutiny of polite society Dominick Mercer, Marquess of Ellsworth and shipping heiress Eve Winslow lived double lives. One where they complied with propriety and the other where they stretched the boundaries of living and risked losing favor in the eyes of the people who dictated their social standing. What A Lord Wants was a story of dreaming big and the struggle to not dream big enough for fear of losing what the leads held dear.
As his secret alias, Domenico Vincenzo, Dom was able to freely explore his creativity and love of painting without the heavy mantle of his responsibilities as the Marquess of Ellsworth burdening him. Keeping himself closed off from any real connection, other then his art, was how Dom approached life until he met Eve and then the once appealing possibilities of an empty canvas seemed less desirable when faced with empty arms and a lonely heart. Eve knew how important living life to its fullest was from the experience of losing her mother at a young age, yet every time she grasped at feeling alive she was roughly reminded that her place in the world was that of a compliant woman. The meeting of Dom and Eve opened their eyes to the potential of what their lives could be if they risked exposing their hearts to each other.
Ms. Harrington did a fine job of building a slow simmer to a boil in guiding this couple to finding complete happiness. In her usual manner this author brought a wide scope of historical and emotional perspective that gave her audience the feeling of being authentically involved in her story when reading her work. The agony the hero and heroine grappled with as they fought with their desires was depicted well.
Like the bold brush strokes of the artist portrayed by Anna Harrington in What A Lord Wants she applied her pen in a similar manner, bringing history and romance to readers in just the right light!
*I was given an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own. *
*While part of a series this book can be read as a stand alone.*