Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

Available now from Ballantine

“The sweetest, sexiest romance you’ll read all year.”
~Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

“A romantic delight, sure to satisfy every reader.”
~Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

Ever the bold adventuress, Lucy Waltham has decided to go hunting for a husband. But first she needs some target practice. So she turns to her brother’s best friend, Jeremy Trescott, the Earl of Kendall, to hone her seductive wiles on him before setting her sights on another man. But her practice kisses spark a smoldering passion—one that could send all her plans up in smoke.

Jeremy has an influential title, a vast fortune, and a painful past, full of long-buried secrets. He keeps a safe distance from his own emotions, but to distract Lucy from her reckless scheming, he must give his passions free rein. Their sensual battle of wills is as maddening as it is delicious, but the longer he succeeds in managing the headstrong temptress, the closer Jeremy comes to losing control. When scandal breaks, can he bring himself to abandon Lucy to her ruin? Or will he risk his heart, and claim her for his own?

My Thoughts:

Goddess of the Hunt has got to be one of the best historical romances that I have read all year!! Lucy is determined to not only hunt herself down a husband, but she has one particular man in mind. She has fancied herself in love with Toby since childhood and now he has gone and brought another woman to their annual Autumn vacation. She has her work cut out for her if she is going to sabotage any chances of him proposing to this blond beauty who is the epitomy of everything lady-like.

Lucy did not, however consider that the one man who has vexed her for the last eight years would have anything at all to say about her determination. Jeremy is tired of watching Lucy get herself into all sorts of trouble and he will not stand idly by and watch Lucy have her heart broken because she doesn't have the sense to realize that Toby is not in love with her and she is most certainly not in love with him. A plan is developed to keep Lucy out of Toby's hair and to make Toby jealous. Neither the men at this Autumn getaway or Lucy ever expected to have the plan backfire.

Loved Goddess of the Hunt! I am looking forward to reading Surrender of the Siren, which is Sophia's (Toby's intended) story. I was not overly fond of Sophia, preferring Lucy's character any day, but I am definitely interested in finding out what kind of trouble she is going to find herself in.

Rating: 5 stars


Amy C said...

I very much enjoyed this book too. But I gotta say that I loved Surrender of a Siren more. I think most liked this one better than the second, but not me :D. There is one scene with Gray and Sophia that I simply loved! One I will not likely forget any time soon. And it's nice because Tessa Dare said she stepped out of her comfort zone when writing it and I thought it turned out fantastic!

Heather D said...

Thanks Amy, that is good to hear. I think you are right, I have been hearing several people say that they liked GOTH better than SOAS. I didn't hate Sophia, I just wasn't too fond of her for some reason. I am participating in a the Winter Reading Challenge but if I can squeeze SOAS in I will. This is definitely a series that I would like to finish!!

Mandi said...

I loved this book!! I loved it so much I have no idea why I have not read the next too! I too was not overly fond of Sophia - but I have confidence I will be by the time I finish the second :) I loved the romance scenes in this book..nothing was rushed. Really a joy to read.

Cecile said...

Hearing more and more about this book. And it goes back and forth... but I love your review! Thanks hon! This one is on my TBB list already!!!
I hope you have a great day/night.

Marissa said...

OOO this sounds great, I just received those books, yay!!!! Your review is making me very happy, I want to read them soon!

Hope you have a great day!

Heather said...

I have added this book to my must read list. Thanks.

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