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    Steamy, touching, and romantic

    Oliver Carlyle, the marquess of Ambrose, has finally decided it is time he got married. To this purpose, his mother has organised a house party where he might find a suitable bride. Oliver is a romantic at heart, but dispairs of ever finding a wife who would accept his preferred type of bedsport. When he reads a diary filled with naughty entries, Oliver's hopes rise. Is it possible that his dream woman is attending the house party? Who is she? How to find her without compromising her? Mrs. Lily Layton is beyond distraught! If anyone came to know that she, a proper widow and companion to the marquess' mother, is the author of such a diary she would be humiliated! THE SCANDALOUS DIARY OF LILY LAYTON is an ingenious and sexy twist on Cinderella, and it is so very, very well done! I love that Stacy Reid does not waste any time and that we get to the heart of the matter right away. While neither realises it, Lily and Oliver are secretly lusting after each other, they have no intention of acting on it; it just isn't done! And how beautifully Ms. Reid makes it possible for them to come together; this is one of the most convincing romances I have ever read between an aristocrat and a commoner. Even though this is a very, very sexy story, it is subtly done and felt genuine, not to mention the numerous delightful touches throughout. Lily is a wonderful character; apart from her long-suppressed sensual nature, she is very proper but she speaks her mind; she also has talents that she wants to exploit in the future. Oliver is lovely; he's a red-blooded male but respectful of women and the institution of marriage; his lustful nature does not preclude him being a gentleman at all times. Stacy Reid writes splendid dialogues, her prose is eloquent and lively, the sex scenes are super hot yet done very tastefully. The story flows smoothly, every action is carefully planned; nothing is convoluted or left to chance. Both characters are beautifully defined, with compelling backstories, and their attraction and affection are undeniable. While the eroticism is intrinsic to the plot, it is also a very romantic and surprisingly touching story. With THE SCANDALOUS DIARY OF LILY LAYTON, Stacy Reid demonstrates that it is possible to write a novel that is erotic, romantic, moving, and still remain faithful to the Regency era.
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    Behind the Walls

    Enjoyed this Erotic Love affair that lifted a widow to upper society. Reid tells a while not unusual tale but one that has interesting characters and a HEA. "Copy of this book was provided by Entangled via Netgalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my hones opinion." Other characters who would benefit from a story also.
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    Deliciously decadent chase for the ultimate prize!

    Oliver has come to the point in his life where it's time to settle down and marry for the sake of his title. But, he refuses to have an unfulfilling marriage like that of his parents, and that, coupled with his very specific tastes in bedroom activities, makes it practically impossible to find a woman that will meet all of his personal and societal needs. Ah, but then he finds the diary ... This delightful romance unfolds as Oliver investigates the ladies attending his house party, seeking to identify the author of the scandalous diary. He manages to meet her for a secret tryst that reveals their compatibility but not their identities. At the same time, he finds himself falling for the wholly inappropriate widow, Lily, his mother's companion and therefore completely off-limits. I was happily absorbed in this rule-breaking, breathtaking love story. Oliver and Lily show that true love supersedes all else, and being happy together is all that really matters. But Lily has a secret, one that threatens the very core of their happiness. Just when you think they have their HEA, this secret becomes unbearable, and Oliver is forced to make a devastating decision. This was an especially poignant part of the book, and was so beautifully written. After accepting the truth of what he could no longer deny, Oliver's devotion to Lily was unparalleled in its depth and really cemented the bond that these two have. I loved every angsty, romantic, and oh-so-very-steamy moment of this fabulous book. It checks all the boxes of what a historical romance should be. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
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    So good! Original! Loved it!

    Oh, this was sooo good! I loved the whole idea of a lost diary that held scandalous secrets and desires, one that is found by a man who longs for a woman to share his own darkest yearnings. Add to that the fact that these two meet in anonymity and neither knows the other. It was quite delicious. Lily was a wonderful heroine. She had dreams for her future and even though she was a lady’s companion she was fierce and strong. Having been widowed twice in marriages that lacked passion, she did not desire to remarry. However, that did not stop her from fantasizing about the carnal things she longed for. When the opportunity to indulge those fantasies arises she yields to the dark stranger. Oliver is ready to marry but having watched his parent’s relationship he knows exactly what he wants in his future marchioness. He wants everything. Companionship, love and a passion with his lady that is equal to his own dark urges. When he stumbles across a lascivious diary he is intrigued and determined to find the author of such open wants. And yet, even as he seeks a bride and hungers for the diary owner, he is drawn to his mother’s companion. I loved how this story unfolds. It was unpredictable and not at all how I thought they would discover each other. Their identities is not the conflict, although they certainly had to travel an unfavorable road to get to a place where they could be together. The true conflict is much more painful and my heart wept for Lily as she carries her burden alone. Once Oliver becomes aware of the situation I felt his own anguish. But holy heck! When he sets out to make things right with her it is one of the most beautiful statements of love I’ve ever read. Ever! This is a fast paced book and the chemistry between this hero and heroine was scorching as was the smexy times between them. They were perfect for each other! Full disclosure and a bit of a spoiler here that I won’t hide – they partake in two scenes of voyeurism, one where they are being watched and another where they watch. I would rather the hero not want anyone to see his lady or even hear her, but that is my own personal preference. The hero does take a “mine” stance during their scene but it wasn’t enough for me. Overall, this was a wonderful read that I will reread in the future as it had the perfect amount of wit, steam, angst, romance and one amazing epilogue.
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    Steamy Historical Romance

    Simon Carlyle, 9th Marquess of Ambrose has found a diary that has him intrigued. He would LOVE to find the woman who wrote it as she seems made for him. He is in the market for a wife and wants to be true to her...but...he also wants to have a wife who will meet his needs...all of them. This book felt “of the times” and at times reminded me of the book Fanny Hill and yet with a bit more heat and better quality of writing. Clandestine meetings, couplings in the dark secret passages of an estate home, fantasies fulfilled and even though I felt this in some ways more fantasy than reality I truly did relate to Lily and Ambrose as they worked their way toward love and what that could and would mean to both of them with the differences in their stations and having to deal with a secret Lily was carrying. Did I enjoy this book? Yes Would I read more in this series? Yes Would I read more by this author? Yes Thank you to NetGalley and Entangled – Scorched for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars
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