I have the honor of having Ms. Etta Stark on my blog today. I got to read a sneak preview of her latest book Lord Westbrook's Muse before it was even published (that makes me feel sort of special).
If you have not read a book by Etta Stark I recommend that you rectify that situation for yourself. She has this sweet and funny way of telling a story that makes you fall in love with every single character in her book.
You can read Lord Westbrook's Muse even if you have not read Lady Westbrook's Discovery which is a story that happens before this one- although they are not really a series because they are each standalone stories. (Why wouldn't you want to read both though?)
I titled this post "Sweet Nerd Love" because Lord Robert Westbrook, the hero of this story, is really a socially awkward, nerdy dude. And I love him! Etta somehow made this guy who is painfully lacking in social skills with his peers into this commanding sexy hero that becomes Cass' savior. I think that is the sign of a talented writer. She gives us a flawed human being, but still manages to make him likeable and sexy- it's just very real. I could gush on and on, but she brought us a hot excerpt, so let's get to it!
In fact, Cass’s rebellion isn’t limited to her dress sense. She is also determined to experience the excitement and passion of a sexual liaison. Lord Westbrook, she has decided, is the very man she wants to seduce her. Meanwhile Lord Westbrook has determined that Cass requires some stern discipline.
The couple’s passionate and fiery romance breaks every rule of Victorian decency and kindles a love that neither Cass nor Robert were prepared for. However, when Cass’s secret past finally catches up with her, it seems that the couple’s happiness might be doomed forever.