Book Review: Lady Windermere’s Lover by Miranda Neville

Lady Windermere’s Lover by Miranda NevilleTitle: Lady Windermere’s Lover
Series: The Wild Quartet, Book 3
Author: Miranda Neville
Genre: Historical Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: June 24, 2014 by Avon

Hell hath no fury . . .
Damian, Earl of Windermere, rues the day he drunkenly gambled away his family's estate and was forced into marriage to reclaim it. Now, after hiding out from his new bride for a year, Damian is finally called home, only to discover that his modest bride has become an alluring beauty—and rumor has it that she's taken a lover. Damian vows to keep his wife from straying again, but to do so he must seduce her—and protect his heart from falling for the wife he never knew he wanted.

Lady Cynthia never aspired to be the subject of scandal.
But with her husband off gallivanting across Persia, what was a lady to do? Flirting shamelessly with his former best friend seemed like the perfect revenge . . . except no matter how little Damian deserves her loyalty, Cynthia can't bring herself to be unfaithful. But now that the scoundrel has returned home, Cynthia isn't about to forgive his absence so easily—even if his presence stirs something in her she'd long thought dead and buried. He might win her heart . . . if he can earn her forgiveness!

Reviewed By: Monica

In a Nutshell: Hero makes a huge mistake resulting in a quick marriage of which he runs away to another continent to escape. Upon his return he is surprised his wife hasn't been just sulking around for him.

The Set Up: Damien, Earl of Windermere, gambles his inheritance on his 21st birthday and loses resulting in the loss of his deceased mother's cherishes estate. In order to get it back he must marry Cynthia, a woman he thinks is beneath him. Damien runs off to work for the government in another country leaving his new bride alone and pregnant. Upon his return from his expeditions a year later he finds his wife is an entirely new woman.

Why I Read This Book: I enjoy historical romance, it adds a little flavor to my usual contemporary reading schedule. The premise intrigued me as well.

What I Liked: Long story short: The Duke of Denford. He is a notorious rake and generally competition for the hero, which is greatly needed. Denford used to be Damien's BFF but they had a falling out and while Damien was away in the country Denford set about trying to seduce his forlorn wife. (I'll let you read it to see if he is successful or not)

I liked the characterization in this novel. There is  vast array of different classes meshed together so it's not just all titled gentry drinking tea and having sex behind closed bed curtains. The story is decent and would have been wonderful if the author hadn't done such as spectacular job at making me hate Damien.

What I Didn't Like: Damien. All the way. He is full of himself, haughty, and spends the entire book judging everyone when he is the one who continues to make stupid decisions that altar his life. He is very much a character to hate but I don't love to hate him...I just hate him.

Overall Impression: It's a good well paced read. The ending could have been cut a lot shorter but it didn't kill me to finish it off.

Monica’s Rating:
3 1/2 Frogs

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