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Title: The Untouchable Earl

Author: Amy Sandas

Series: Fallen Ladies

Book: #2

Genre: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Published: 1st November 2016

Goodreads Rating: 3.63

My Rating: 3/5

“ARC given for an honest review”

Lily Chadwick has spent her life playing the respectable debutante. 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 fills her with breathless terror and impossible yearning.

Though the 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 arm’s 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 heal his troubled heart.

First Sentences

The young, elegantly dressed gentleman sat in the darkness of his carriage, deftly turning a snuffbox over and over in his fingers.

My thoughts

This is the first book of this series that I have read. I enjoyed reading it, but I did think that there should have been a little bit more character development, which would have helped the story a lot more. Even though I really enjoyed the characters. I felt that they were a good match for each other. I liked that both the character, especially the Earl had to struggle with this sensitivity to touch. But I was a little confused that in just a few pages he was completely in control of his issues. I felt that the story was missing the depth.

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