The Enticement of an Earl

Dark Regency, Book 3
Narrated by: Lillian Yves
Series: Dark Regency, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Spencer, Lord Wolverston, and newly named Earl of Kinraven, intended to find peace in the wilds of Scotland, far from the torment of wanting the one woman he believed he could never have. But his inheritance has come with a price he had not foreseen...a curse that is slowly driving him mad. He sends a desperate plea for help to his friend, the Duke of Briarleigh, but that plea is intercepted by the last person he wishes to see... the Duke's sister-in-law, Miss Larissa Walters, the women he left England to escape.
 

Larissa has struggled to put her past behind her and to overcome the abuses she suffered at the hands of Lord Moreland to whom her stepfather had owed a gambling debt. Spencer had saved her then, and now, she knows it is time to return the favor. She sets out on her own to show him, and perhaps herself, that she has the courage to face her fears...and to love him as he deserves. But all is not as it would seem at Kinraven. There is darkness there-plotting, lurking, waiting in the shadows to destroy whatever happiness they may find.
 

Can love truly conquer all, or will the darkness consume them both?
 

This is the third book in.a series of six. Each book in the Dark Regency Series features gothic elements, occult, or paranormal references and steamy, open door sex scenes.

©2015 Chasity Bowlin (P)2019 Chasity Bowlin

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I got this book via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. The story is filled with love, greed, passion, love, perseverance, disappointment, love. and a good plot. The narrator was not at it's best. But overall it was a good book

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Magic, madness and... love:)

It's another book in the Dark Regency series and again I loved it. The series brilliantly weaves the elements of the occult, of magic, of the otherwordly into tales of passionate true love:)

It's book three, and it's the tale of the third gentleman from a small group of friends we got to know in book one - Spencer, the one who is always proper, who always follows the rules, for whom propriety seems to be everything... But Spencer has a secret - he's been in love with Larissa for years but he's never acted and he believes he will never act on his feelings... Especially now, when he is slowly falling into insanity... but what if Larissa is the only person who can help him?

It's again a powerful starting point for a romance that is also a brilliantly woven crime story, with the elements of magic and the occult adding to the overall Gothic feel of the tale. All we want from such stories is there: a secluded dilapidated castle somewhere on the Scottish moors, a strange ominous housekeeper walking up and down the halls, with warnings of a family curse spilling from her lips constantly, there's also a lord on the brink of madness and a girl who loves him and will do anything to save him, even if it is to cost her dearly... Add to it a really fast pace of the plot, characters that are memorable and complex, and you'll have a book you won't be able to put down until you finish. I know I couldn't:)

As with all the previous books in the series, the only fault I can find when it comes to narration is the pace of Ms Yves's reading - I'd like it to be a bit faster (but that's just me; I think most people will find it just about right). Other than that, I really like her interpretation of the books: she does the voices really well, they do match the personalities of the characters, and she's very good at actually bringing the stifling ominous Gothic feel of the books to life:) A job really well done:)

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Enjoyable

Narration was great. I really liked the story. The writing did well to never reveal too much too soon.

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LOVED IT!

I am a fan of Chastity Bowlin, she wrote another great story. A great series! Lillian Yves brought another story to life for me. I can't wait to hear more of her work.

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Sizzling paranormal romance!

This book was quite the scorcher, and I enjoyed it very much! Our main characters do not believe in the affection that they share for one another can be real because our heroine, Larissa, fears that Spencer, the newly-minted hero Earl of Kinraven knows too much of her past (of which she is ashamed but he does not revile her for it, knowing it is not her fault) but Instead harbors is only love & passion for her which he fears the mad-man that he believes has taken hold of him will harm her, so he has avoided her at all costs. Larissa chases him down though, and works to find the evil doers who are trying to unseat the Earl by poisoning him and using all other tactics to in order to make him feel as though he is going mad.

The fact that Larissa can see into Spencer’s mind & thoughts and know his feelings for her at last help the couple reach a HEA, but not without its bumps and mystery, nonstop action and passion along the way!

I have read other books by Chasity Bowlin, Actually, I had just finished the previous book in this series and wondered why ithe characters seems so familiar! (I listen to a lot of audiobooks so there’s my silly excuse!) The book works well as a standalone, and Chasity Bowlin’s writing is exceptional. If you are looking for a real scorcher of a novel, this is your author! The narrator, Lillian Yves, does a wonderful job with narrating the story and lending a sumptuous voice to each character, and keeps us hanging on until the very end. A sensuous tale written and narrated with flair and overall sumptuous passion, this book is a super-enjoyable listen!

I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for a a review, and this is my honest opinion.

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Passion, Greed, Loyalty, and Love

I’ve had the pleasure of listening to the two prior books of this series and they never disappoint and each and everyone have me hating to stop listening for a moment.
Although you wouldn’t need to read the two previous books it does add to additional background. this book is so well written and does a wonderful job of causing you to love the characters, as well as secondary, you can have full enjoyment only listening/reading this book.
Larissa has special gifts, as does her family, this alone sets her apart...but she had a terrible experience from which Spencer saved her. He has lived her since, as has she, but she needed to deal with her past.
Through paranormal, witchcraft, haunted Scottish manors, evil relatives, and manipulated servants Larissa finds she may save her Spencer..and perhaps he save her as well.
The narrator is OUT OF THIS WORLD FANTASTIC! I have also had the pleasure of her narration for the previous two books and she is so versatile, great voices that switch back and forth..the right amount of emotion...I just can’t praise her abilities more. In this book the character Dorcas is too funny and she makes her so with her talented voice.
If you enjoy love, mystery, suspense, a bit of the occult...and romance well don’t miss this series.

I was given a free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Amazing Story!

I originally read all three books in this series and reviewed them in January 2018. When the opportunity arose for me to listen to the audiobook of the third story I quickly requested a copy and listened to it.
The author, Chasity Bowlin knows how to cleverly combine a regency romance with a bit of heat, mystery, murder, good guys, bad guys and a bit of the occult, witches or special abilities thrown in for good measure.
Spencer, Earl of Kinraven, literally jumps out of the pot and straight into the frying pan when he tries to get away from the only woman he has every loved, Miss Larissa Walters.
What evolves is a brilliant story showing how love eventually wins and that evil people really don't have a chance when all is told.
Lillian Yves is the extremely talented narrator and her mix of voices certainly made this story even more real and believable.
I thoroughly enjoyed both the story and the audio version of it and highly recommend it to fans of gothic historical romance.
My voluntary and unbiased review above is given for the audio version of this book.

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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 08-14-19

Brilliant

Chasity Bowlin's books have become a must buy for me.
The gothic theme always pulls me in. I love the intrigue and romance she fills her books with.
This story was exciting right from the beginning with plenty of plot twists and suspects. A great read, excellently narrated.

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reading audio copy.

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  • Charlotte
  • 07-12-19

Really liked the variation on a theme

I really loved this series of books, Regency Romance is great, but can become a bit “same old” after a while...well not with Chasity Bowlin!! Her books have passion, plots, intrigue and mystery and make it thoroughly addictive!

There’s even a touch of supernatural, but not over done to make it unbelievable...I really can not recommend this series enough!!