*Review* The Jealous Love of a Scoundrel by Jane Lark as a part of the Magical Weddings Anthology

Posted June 22, 2015 by Sally in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

*Review* The Jealous Love of a Scoundrel by Jane Lark as a part of the Magical Weddings AnthologyThe Jealous Love of a Scoundrel by Jane Lark
Also by this author: The Dangerous Love of A Rogue
Series: Marlow Intrigues
Published by Harper Impulse on June 16, 2015
Genres: Historical, Romance
Format: eBook

How do you fight a calling that comes from your soul?

Lillian is in love with her charming protector. He brings her gifts and gives himself to her at night, but she knows nothing of his days; all she knows is that with Peter visiting her she is happier than she has ever been. The way he touches her and treats her is so different from other men.

Emily is excited, hopeful and expectant, waiting on the moment that everything seems to be leading towards. Lord Peter Brooke has courted her for a year; she is awaiting his proposal, certain it will come very soon, and everything he does indicates that it will.

Peter is torn; his soul is seeking one thing, but his mind wants another, and what about his heart? Where does his heart lie?

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Sally’s Review of The Jealous Love of a Scoundrel

First, raise your hand if you LOVE Jane Lark’s book covers,  *Raising both hands*

It’s no secret that I hate Angst and Love Triangles. It seems that Jane Lark’s writing is so wonderful, that I have read and gotten past both in her books.  I’ve dealt with the angst and now here comes the love triangle.

In The Jealous Love of a Scoundrel Lord Peter Brooke couldn’t choose between the sweet Emily Smithfield and the forbidden Lillian Hart. What he wanted more than both women though was a family with children of his own. Selfishly, he didn’t want to pick between the two.

Lillian was an actress and taboo when it came to thinking of having her as a wife, but he couldn’t help the way he felt.

His craving for Lillian was equal to his craving for a family life. If not stronger. He could not stop himself. Lillian Hart had become an obsession.

She was the most beautiful, the most perfect woman he’d ever seen, and yet it felt like a sin to think it when there was Emily.

Emily was perfect. Exactly what he wanted as the mother of his children.

She was as different to Lillian as it was possible to be, and yet she was beautiful in a different way. Emotion tied up in a knot inside him.

He’d approached her in the beginning to provide a screen for Drew to seduce his chosen wife, and then Peter had begun courting Emily simply because she was kind and gentle, a genteel woman, and pretty.

Poor Lord Brooke couldn’t make up his mind. What a conundrum. I personally didn’t feel bad for him even though he genuinely felt for the two women.

He had as much affection for Emily as he did for Lillian— it was simply different. His feelings for Emily were warm and tender. What he felt for Lillian was dark, wild, and desperate.

Both Emily and Lillian were wonderful so I sympathized with them and really didn’t know whom he should have chosen. They both felt for Lord Brooke as well. It’s easy when there is a villain. Jane Lark did a great job of keeping me guessing at whom he would pick until she was ready for me to know. Once again this was a great story and continuation of the Marlow Intrigues series. I’m looking forward to the next one and hope this series never ends!




About Jane Lark

Jane is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult Romance, and a Kindle top 25 bestselling author.

She began her first historical novel at sixteen, but a life full of adversity derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of Ankylosing Spondylitis.

When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined not to reach forty still saying, I want to write.

Now Jane is writing a Regency series and contemporary, new adult, stories and she is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others’ imaginations at last.

You might think that Jane was inspired to write by Jane Austen, especially as she lives near Bath in the United Kingdom, but you would be wrong. Jane’s favourite author is Anya Seton, and the book which drew her into the bliss of falling into historical imagination was ‘Katherine’ a story crafted from reality.

Jane has drawn on this inspiration to discover other real-life love stories, reading memoirs and letters to capture elements of the past, and she uses them to create more realistic plots.

‘Basically I love history and I am sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love; it’s wonderful being able to do it time and time again in fiction.’

Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom, and uses this specialist understanding of people to bring her characters to life.

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