Monday, December 7, 2015

Review: Lady Beauchamp's Proposal by Amy Rose Bennett

Lady Beauchamp's Proposal

by Amy Rose Bennett

Regency Historical Romance
ebook & print, 290 pages
November 26, 2014 by Secret Cravings Publishing
Scandalous Regency Widows #1

Elizabeth, Lady Beauchamp, fears for her life. When she discovers her dissolute and long-estranged husband has syphilis—and he wants to beget an heir no matter the cost—she flees to a remote part of Scotland to begin a new life as the widowed governess, Mrs. Beth Eliott at Eilean Tor Castle. When Mrs. Eliott unexpectedly arrives on his doorstep, the reclusive and recently widowed Marquess of Rothsburgh is both irritated and intrigued. No longer in need of a governess—his young daughter now resides with his sister’s family in Edinburgh—he proposes the beautiful widow fill a position of a different kind… Torn between staying true to her marriage vows and her wanton attraction to the devilishly handsome marquess, Elizabeth struggles against the temptation to become his mistress. But living a lie is not easy when you have fallen in love. And secrets always have a way of coming out…

My Thoughts

Oh WOW! This book is truly amazing. It had a perfect blend between love, betrayal, secret lover, devilishly handsome man and lady-in-disguise.

Lady Beauchamp ran away from her fear of being infected by syphilis from her husband. She decided to go immediately and disguised herself as Mrs. Beth Elliot, the widow of Liutenant Elliot to work as governess in Eilean Tor Castle. What she didn't expect was that there was no longer a child in that castle, but instead the enigmatic father who wanted her service. Marquess of Rothsburgh, James Huntly, wanted Mrs. Elliot the moment he held her when she fell. She was truly beautiful with her angelic feature and blond hairs. He seduced her until she agreed to be his mistress. Soon, their hearts were thrown in a mix and everything started to go wrong. Her past started to catch up to her. Will their love survive from the secret and betrayal?

I love this story so much. It was a bit controversial and difficult in Beth's case. She wanted to stay a decent woman, but with James's roguish smile, rakish grin and smoldering eyes, how could she refused the offer to be his mistress? Rothsburgh decided that the only way to make Beth stay was by offering her a decent job in her house as a housekeeper, but when his lust ruled over, he made an offer for more.
"My Beth. My love. My life's blood."
The words in the story were really intense and sometimes I can hear my heart pound while reading it. Some made you blush, swoon and soon you will be in love with the hero. The marquess was really passionate and he valued Beth's happiness more than anything. He was willing to open his heart once more. He was arrogant at first but soon he was nothing but kind to her. He bare his mind, body, heart and soul to her.

He exceeded the expectation. He had it all: brooding, loving, passionate and caring.

This story may have some actions that I disagree about, but these were the one that brought the story alive.

The setting of the story was really perfect. A place outside Scotland and it made the mood became mysterious and fierce. The description of the castle was really vivid that I could imagine walking around it.

A must read!!!

Source: Amy Rose Bennett which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Amy Rose Bennett has always wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. An avid reader with a particular love for historical romance, it seemed only natural to write stories in her favourite genre. She has a passion for creating emotion-packed - and sometimes a little racy - stories set in the Georgian and Regency periods. Of course, her strong-willed heroines and rakish heroes always find their happily ever after.

Amy is happily married to her own Alpha male hero, has two beautiful daughters, a rather loopy Rhodesian Ridgeback and a Devonshire Rex cat with attitude. She is a Speech Pathologist, but is currently devoting her time to her one other true calling - writing romance.

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