Once again we meet the Loring sisters in Nicole Jordanís latest, To Tame a Dangerous Lord, the fifth in the "Courtship Wars" series
which introduces two new inhabitants of the Regency era. In this spirited
novel, we come to love plain spinster Madeline Ellis. Running from an unscrupulous man into the arms of the Earl of Haviland, Rayne Kenyon, Madeline experiences her first passionate kiss in a former spymasterís arms.
his heels at a ball his grandmother has made him attend in hopes of choosing a
long-awaited bride, the Earl of Haviland unexpectedly chances across Madeline hiding from Lord Ackerby. Ackerby is bound and determined to have Madeline as his bride, pursuing her all the way into Rayneís arms
- but it turns out that plain as Madeline is, Rayne decides after a most passionate kiss that she will be his bride, killing two birds with one stone:
quieting his grandmother and producing an heir.
But thereís more to Madeline than meets the eye, and after falling in love with Rayne, she
is determined to make him see her charms. She employs the help of famed courtesan Fanny Irwin and her new friends the Loring sisters, and before long Rayne is trying his damndest not to fall in love with her. But,
as like any gentleman, Rayne helps Madeline out of one scrape only to get into another, all the while the romance between them
rises up and ropes you into turning page after page.
These characters and plot are so well-written that you will never forget Madeline Ellis and the Earl of Haviland. I personally loved this book just because of the love between Madeline and Rayne:
you can feel it. I love that!