Author: Amy Sandas
“Are you afraid?”
“Yes,” she replied in a soft voice. “But I love the way you frighten me.”
Lily Chadwick has spent her life playing by society’s rules. But when an unscrupulous moneylender snatches her off the street and puts her up for auction at a pleasure house, she finds herself in the possession of a man who makes her breathless with terror and impossible yearning…
Though the reclusive Earl of Harte claimed Lily with the highest bid, he hides a painful secret—one that has kept him from knowing the pleasure of a lover’s touch. Even the barest brush of skin brings him physical pain, and he’s spent his life keeping the world at arms’ length. But there’s something about Lily that maddens him, bewitches him, compels him…and drives him toward the one woman brave and kind enough to seek to heal his troubled heart.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
5 out of 5 stars
The Untouchable Earl, the second book in Amy Sandas's Fallen Ladies series, was a phenomenal historical romance novel. I loved this book even more than I loved the first book and given that I loved the first book to pieces that is really saying something. Avenell and Lily were a wonderful couple and their story was a sweet, steamy and emotional romance. I especially loved the pace of everything in this novel. Lily and Avenell get together pretty quickly thanks to Hale and Pendragon's actions, but because of Avenell's condition the relationship between Lily and him escalated slowly, which really built up my overall anticipation throughout the novel and allowed me to really savor this romance. On top of loving the couple and the romance in this book, I also really liked that this book's timeline overlapped with the events of the first book because it gives the reader a much fuller picture of all the things that are happening with these three sisters. But back to the romance, it was just absolutely amazing and Lily and Avenell had the most perfect HEA making this book my top favorite historical romance of the year so far!