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{Review} Master of Love by Catherine LaRoche










Master of Love



A sexy historical romance featuring a genteel book dealer who is commissioned to organize an impressive personal library in the home of London’s most notoriously seductive lord.

Dominick Avery, Viscount Rexton, has a brilliant mind, yet is so intoxicatingly handsome no one ever takes his intellect seriously. He cultivates a wicked reputation as Lord Adonis, Master of Love, until his uncle sends him an irresistible bequest of books, on the condition he accept also the prim librarian who comes with them.

Miss Callista Higginbotham struggles to support her quirky household as a rare book dealer and librarian, while tottering on the dangerous edge of poverty. But she quickly finds herself in greater danger yet, as her desire flares for the infuriatingly flirtatious lord. Dominick wants nothing more than to unleash his luscious new librarian from her straight-laced propriety. He’s learned, however, never to trust desire—and certainly not the all-consuming passion that soon bedevils him. But when Callista discovers a plot against Dominick’s life and risks all to save him—they both learn that love is the one lesson that cannot learned from books…














My Thoughts Image




LaRoche has captured a beautiful romantic story with Master of Love, giving it an almost Beauty & the Beast style storyline. She molds her characters from the inside out, becoming so life like I felt as if I actually grew to know them and was saddened upon finishing the book. She left me feeling as though I had lost two close friends.
Dominick Avery may be irresistible to the ladies with his brooding looks and boyish charm, but beneath his luscious exterior is a highly intellectual man just yearning to be taken for more than just eye candy. Callista is a struggling rare book dealer and librarian not even making enough to scrape by and is “given” to Dominick as part of a library collection from his Uncle. As they learn more about each other Callista finds herself falling for his overly flirtatious advances and goes to the extent of putting her own life on the line to save his when she stumbles across a plot involving Dominick and his life.
I’m not sure about the choice of character names and how suiting they were to the storyline. We have a man with two semi-feminine names who also has very feminine like qualities almost to the point you might think their roles were reversed. Then we have Callista Higginbotham, a name, while very English, just seemed too much for such a simple woman. She is very strong and determined and seems more of an adult. Either way, this was a very enticing story that quickly swept me off my feet and hooked me very briefly into the book.




My Rating

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