Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition is a meme hosted by Tin @ Love Saves the World and Mary @ Buried Under Romance where you get to feature historical romance novels published before October 3, 2008.
Visit Ki Pha @ Doing Some Reading and check out her pick for the week as well.
This week, I’m featuring Elizabeth Hoyt.
The Raven Prince, published in 2006
There comes a time in a lady’s life…
Widowed Anna Wren is having a wretched day. After an arrogant male on horseback nearly squashes her, she arrives home to learn that she is in dire financial straits.
When she must do the unthinkable…
The Earl of Swartingham is in a quandary. Having frightened off two secretaries, Edward de Raaf needs someone who can withstand his bad temper and boorish behavior.
And find employment.
When Anna becomes the earl’s secretary, it would seem that both their problems are solved. Then she discovers he plans to visit the most notorious brothel in London for his “manly” needs. Well! Anna sees red—and decides to assuage her “womanly” desires…with the earl as her unknowing lover.
Elizabeth Hoyt is one of my favorite authors of all time. She has constantly given her readers fresh, provocative, and well-written stories. I’ve loved her writing ever since her Princes Trilogy. And this one’s my favorite among the three.
There was just something special about reading every single scene between Anna and Edward. They’re not conventional, cookie-cutter characters and I’m touched with how Elizabeth Hoyt has portrayed these two.
And as with her other books, I enjoyed the bits about ‘The Raven Prince’ tale that serves as introductory quotes in her chapters. I love these parts in all her books.
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