Review: The Greatest Lover Ever by Christina Brooke

Title: The Greatest Lover Ever

Author: Christina Brooke

Published: Penguin Australia January 2014

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Status: Read from January 12 to 14, 2014 — I own a copy {Courtesy the publisher/Netgalley}

My Thoughts:

A charming regency romance, The Greatest Lover Ever is the second book in Christina Brooke’s ‘The Westruther’s’ series, a spin off from her Ministry of Marriage trilogy.

Six years after his broken engagement, the Earl of Beckenham determines it is time to take a wife, he knows exactly what he is looking for, “a countess who would do her duty without fuss, who was prepared to lead her own life…A wife who would create no dramas…A wife who would leave him in peace.” In short, a woman nothing like his former betrothed, Georgiana Black. But when he encounters Georgie in a compromising circumstance at a scandalous house party thrown by his cousin, his honour demands he ask for her hand and suddenly he can think of taking no one other as his bride…

I really enjoyed this romantic story of a couple with a second chance at love.  Brooke skillfully portrays the attraction between Marcus and Georgie, even as they both continue to try and deny it and the pair generate plenty of passion and emotion when they are together.

Georgie is wilful, fiery and impetuous but I found her a likeable heroine, even more so as she recognises some hard truths about her own behaviour. Marcus is prideful, stubborn and stern, but I liked that he doesn’t want to to tame Georgie. As to whether he deserves the title of ‘The Greatest Lover Ever’, his seduction of Georgie certainly suggests he is worthy.

Though this is a genre I rarely read I was impressed by Christina Brooke’s storytelling and writing style. The Greatest Lover Ever is an engaging historical romance full of wit, passion and love.

Read Christina’s guest post about passion from earlier today

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  1. Trackback: AWW Feature: Christina Brooke on Passion | book'd out
  2. samstillreading
    Jan 19, 2014 @ 22:09:45

    I haven’t read any of Christina Brooke’s books yet, but they always have such lovely covers. Glad to see that they are just as good on the inside!

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  3. Teddyree
    Jan 20, 2014 @ 22:08:07

    I met Christina Brooke at ARRC and have since bought a couple of her books. *hangs head* still unread but I’ll be changing that this year. So glad you enjoyed it!

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