My Lady, My Lord by Katharine Ashe is a Regency romance using the classic enemies-to-lovers trope with a significant, and unexpected, twist. I'm reading it now and can't wait to discover how Ashe manages to bring these two to their happy ending!
Lady Corinna Mowbray has three passions: excellent books, intelligent conversation, and disdaining the libertine Earl of Chance.
Lord Ian Chance has three pleasures: beautiful women, fast horses, and tormenting high-and-mighty Corinna Mowbray.
Neighbors for years, they’ve been at each other’s throats since they can remember. But when a twist of fate forces them to trade lives, how long will it be before they discover they cannot live without each other?
Excerpt from My Lady, My Lord
“Pelley is in there.”
Corinna halted her flight and looked over her shoulder. Ian stood in partial shadow, his long legs and handsome face slanted with torchlight.
“He is?” she said.
He folded his arms over his chest. “I thought that might stop you.”
“Are you telling the truth?”
“I never lie.”
She bit her lower lip. “I didn’t consider the possibility of his presence here.”
He frowned, his gaze slipping along her bodice to her hips. “Apparently.”
“Don’t look at me with such disapproval,” she snapped. “Your doxies wear much less than this.” How on earth had she gotten herself into this? What had she been thinking? He was right: this was not she. She was trying to be something she wasn’t and making a fool of herself. And now Lord Pelley would see her in this scandalous gown, and any last hope she might still have of convincing him she was the serious woman to whom he should sell his publishing company would be lost.
“I don’t disapprove,” Ian said. “Quite the contrary. I’m merely curious as to your motive.”
The words that were so easy to practice alone in her dressing chamber now clogged her throat. His eyes sharpened. For a moment that seemed like forever, neither of them spoke.
He strode forward and grasped her arm. Raindrops pattered on the shoulders of his dark coat and her lashes.
“I’m taking you home.”
She resisted. “What if I don’t want you to?”
“Oh,” he said in a low rumble. “You want me to.”
Readers, if you could choose one fictional character with whom to change places, who would you choose and why? Two randomly chosen people leaving comments will receive their choice of either a Kindle or Nook e-copy of My Lady, My Lord.
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Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call “intensely lush” and “sensationally intelligent,” including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors’ Choice for the Ten Best Romances of 2012, and I Married the Duke, Historical Romance of the Year nominee in the 2013 Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Awards. A professor of history, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. Please visit her at www.KatharineAshe.com.
Way to ask the hard question, PJ. LOLReplyDelete
I think I'd switch places with one of the heroines from the Lucky Harbor books by Jill Shalvis. I really want to live there. It's a small town with 'mysterious cute guy' sightings, an active Facebook page run by geriatric matchmakers and just a feeling of fun and belonging. Sounds like my type of place.
This sounds like a great book, and I love the black and white cover with the pop of blue in the title.
You know, I didn't think this was a hard question at all...until I tried to answer it myself! LOL!Delete
I would like to change places with Sage Taylor in Tawny Weber's A Seals Kiss because she has led such an interesting life and because she has a great hero in SEAL Aiden Masters.ReplyDelete
Ooo, good choice!Delete
I actually wouldn't choose to. Authors tend to put their characters through the ringer. It's often a hard road to a HEA.ReplyDelete
Authors tend to put their characters through the ringer.Delete
It's true, they do. And yet, it all seems worth it in the end. ;-)
Fictional characters usually have some tough days to deal with but I think I would pick Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice.ReplyDelete
That would be a fascinating switch!Delete
I would like to be the Scarlet Pimpernel.....the French Revolution was such an intense time and he is doing something to help those who would have been beheaded just because of their birth. Also, he had fun much of the time while doing it!ReplyDelete
Now that would be an adventure!Delete
I cannot wait to get this in paperback!!! It sounds EXACTLY like my kind of book. And I'm dying to discover the twist! PJ, you'll have to let me know how you like it when you're finished. Oh, and you know that I would trade places with either Kate Sheffield (Anthony Bridgerton, TVWLM by JQ) or Evie Ruddick (Saint, LPS by Suzanne Enoch). I also like Marcy's answer and would love to trade places with Maddie Moore (Jax Cullen, SI by Jill Shalvis).ReplyDelete
I would trade places with either Kate Sheffield (Anthony Bridgerton, TVWLM by JQ) or Evie Ruddick (Saint, LPS by Suzanne Enoch).Delete
Now, how did I know you'd say that? LOL!
Oh, this sounds great! Am I right in thinking this story introduces a new series, but there are still more Prince Catchers to come?ReplyDelete
As much as I love historical romance, I can't even imaginatively switch places with someone whose life would mean missing the mod cons I could never do without. I'll stick with contemporaries and go with Krissa French (Quinn Hunter, Till the Stars Fall, Kathleen Gilles Seidel) or Ellie Connor (Blue Reynard, In the Midnight Rain, Ruth Wind/Barbara Samuel).
Am I right in thinking this story introduces a new series, but there are still more Prince Catchers to come?Delete
That's my understanding, Janga. Her next Prince Catchers book, I Adored a Lord is scheduled to come out in July. I haven't heard any specific info about the next book in the new series but there are secondary characters in My Lady, My Lord that I want more of!
I would love to trade places with Claire in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series! Time travel and Jamie are very seductive! :)ReplyDelete
I really am going to have to read that book.Delete
Hi, PJ and everybody! Thanks for featuring My Lady, My Lord today, PJ! It's mighty kind of you.ReplyDelete
To Janga's question: yes, it's the first in a series. "Jag" Grace, Ian's friend, will have his own story, as well as a few other characters introduced in this book. And yes indeed, my Prince Catchers series continues with I Adored a Lord in July and I Loved a Rogue in February 2015. Books #4 and #5 of my Falcon Club series will come anon as well.
I love your question, PJ. I think I'd trade places with Delaney Shaw in Rachel Gibson's Truly Madly Yours. Not only am I eternally in love with Nick Allegrezza, but I've always wanted to be able to do my hair like a professional. That is not a skill I possess in reality, alas! :)
Nick Allegrezza! Now I have to read that book again! Katherine, will My Lady, My Lord come out in print at some point?Delete
Sharlene, according to Katharine's website, the book will soon be available in print.Delete
Eve from the In Death series after she got together with Roarke for obvious reasons!ReplyDelete
I think I would change places with Miss Scarlett O'Hara and change the way she treated Rhett Butler. The story would have had a happy ending then.ReplyDelete
It would be fun to change places with any of Julie James' heroines. They're all beautiful, smart, have interesting jobs and have a quick wit. Plus they're dating great heroes.ReplyDelete
so many different heroines to choose from -- why? the hunky hero & HEA of course ;)ReplyDelete
Soo many to choose from. I'd have to say Elizabeth Bennett :) Thanks for sharing and congrats to Katherine on the new release!ReplyDelete
I guess I would have to say Carrie from Sex and the City; She has an interesting life, and interesting job, and gets the love of her life in the end!ReplyDelete
Not sure I could really choose. Think I would move to Virgin River and meet all the wonderful people. If I am real lucky, I just might meet my hero there.ReplyDelete
I think I would trade places with jane austen what a fight she had just to get her books known.I think shw is one of the corner stones for woman authers.And I respect her so much for that.ReplyDelete
Only for a day, I'd choose to trade with Eve Dallas...she's smart and fierce, she excels at her job, she gets to use neat contraptions, and she comes home to Roarke!ReplyDelete