Title: To Live Again
Author: V.L. Edwards
Kindle edition, 150 pages
The reclusive Earl of Broadmoor exists for his son and grieves for his late wife. Vowing to never give his heart again, he prowls the streets of London when his needs can no longer be denied. When an enchanting young woman captures his eye—a woman he believes wise in ways to satisfy a man’s urges—he offers her a night of passion. Amelia Harrington grows desperate when her landlady demands the rent or else. To keep food on the table and a place to live for her and her young siblings, she sells the only thing she has to offer…her innocence.
Broadmoor discovers she is not what he expects, but a virgin and a gentlewoman as well. His honor demands he wed her. Can the earl protect his heart and stay true to his late wife’s memory, while enjoying his new wife’s delectable charms? Can Amelia bring his walls crashing down, allowing him…to live again?
After her parents died, Amelia took charge and became responsible for her siblings. But she could only do so much for them. Time came when she had to sell herself in order to provide something for her brother and sister. Incidentally, her first time to do this eventually became her last. The last that would soon give her the chance to live again.
Warren deWinter of Broadmoore still reeled from the death of his wife. He loved her dearly and vowed to never love again. But he also had his needs, and he found it in the various women he met up in secret. No one should know about his trysts. But one fateful night turned into a trip to the altar after his wrong judgment to a girl with auburn hair. Was it finally time for him to love again?
This had been an absorbing and erotically charged Regency period story, an era I so so love. I am always fascinated by the earls and counts/countesses and their royal lives, the secrets and private affairs. Warren deWinter was a scarred widower, lonely and needy. You would think his kind could do no wrong. Prepare to be mistaken. To Live Again is full of surprises, fast-paced, with interesting characters, plus paranormal activity. Oops, bet you didn’t expect that last one, huh. VL Edwards clearly did her research with this story, I liked it a lot, a perfect hot read during the cold autumn nights!