Taming Lord Renwick Viral Book Although not my style of romance novel this was well written I m not a big fan of soft looks and accidental touches leading to a sweet kiss on the last
Taming Lord Renwick Viral Book Although not my style of romance novel, this was well written. I’m not a big fan of soft looks and accidental touches leading to a sweet kiss on the last page, but the book has a number of good points.The main male character, Lord Jason Renwick, was blinded in India saving a young prince. The author doesn’t take the easy way out and have him recover his sight or grow new eyes by the end of the book. True, with the encouragement of Eustacia (female lead) and the power of love, he is a happier person, but he is still a blind one. Luckily for Lord Renwick the same incident that left him blind also got him a fortune and, most importantly, a tiger. For the tiger alone I nearly gave the book five stars. We’ll come back to him later.So, Eustacia comes to live with Jason Renwick and his aunt to be a secretary/companion for him. Lord Renwick doesn’t actually know this because his aunt tells him that Eustacia’s mother was a friend of hers and is just visiting. The circumstance allows a slow, believable build of their relationship as Eustacia coaxes Jason to leave his house and have a little fun. The characters are well rounded, Lord Renwick has better and worse days (and moods) while his aunt at first loves how Eustacia broadens Jason’s world than worries she is being replaced. Okay, I admit that Eustacia is probably a little too perfect but not in a cloying way. Now, let’s talk about the tiger. Tiger! First the tiger acts as Lord Renwick’s seeing eye companion. Who wouldn’t want a seeing eye tiger? Second, the tiger is the matchmaker of the book. If it weren’t for the tiger, the two would probably still be at the accidental-touching-if-she-is-wearing-short-gloves stage. So, one night Jason is having a nightmare and calling out Eustacia’s name. The tiger, who sleeps at the foot of Lord Renwick’s bed, decides enough is enough, and lets himself out of that room into Eustacia’s bedroom to wake her up. He makes it clear that he wants her to follow him, and as a bonus, makes sure she can’t get her robe, leaving her in a night dress. The tiger leads her to Lord Renwick’s bed and, when she doesn’t just climb in, “lifted a paw to the middle of her back and shoved. Eustacia found herself sprawling across his lordship’s chest.” Fade to sex. And the next morning when Jason politely tries to leave the bed the tiger “thrust his muzzle into Jason’s back, pressing him back down onto Eustacia.” Obviously, the tiger has opinions. In fact, I expect that he left a pamphlet titled Love the Tiger Way; a Guide to Improving Your Sex Life on the nightstand. Overall, this is a well written, sweet, gentle romance novel with well rounded characters. And a tiger!. HE NEEDED A SCRIBE Only two things could cheer Lord Jason Renwick, near blinded by an accident in India One was his pet tiger, Sahib, who earned Jason s Sussex house the nickname Tiger s Lair the other, his journals of that exotic land which he could no longer read But when he secured the well schooled services of Miss Eustacia Coleson and her lovely lilting voice, andHE NEEDED A SCRIBE Only two things could cheer Lord Jason Renwick, near blinded by an accident in India One was his pet tiger, Sahib, who earned Jason s Sussex house the nickname Tiger s Lair the other, his journals of that exotic land which he could no longer read But when he secured the well schooled services of Miss Eustacia Coleson and her lovely lilting voice, and embarked on a memoir, a dilemma faced him Eustacia had become the light of his life and Sahib s She was an angel who made him dream of the most intimate bliss Yet no man of honor, maimed as he was, could aspire to such a lady s hand SHE WANTED A POSITION Eustacia found herself in quite a pickle Her reverend father s death had reduced her to a life of genteel poverty with a stepmother who ran up debts for fripperies, and proposed to marry Eustacia to a fat, elderly, malodorous suitor Tiger s Lair was her only escape Intrigued by his lordship s tawny beast and even by its handsome, growling master and his tales of the East Eustacia endeavored to free Jason from his cage of bitterness only to find herself imprisoned by a hopeless love For parsons daughters never became baronesses Not, that is, without help from a feline lord of the jungle. Bestseller Books Taming Lord Renwick Taming Lord Renwick by Jeanne Savery was a recent reread for me. It is a Regency Period Romance novel published under the Zebra Regency label. Eustacia is the daughter of a Vicar who as passed away, leaving her in a precarious financial situation and in the care of her stepmother. Her stepmother, liking the finer things in life, has found the perfect husband for Eustacia, Mr. Weaver, a fat, elderly, smelly man. As Eustacia and her step-mother are discussing (okay, the step-mother is telling Eustacia) the marriage plans, Lord Renwick and his aunt, Lady Blackburn, can’t help overhearing the stepmother’s strident tones and Eustacia’s quietly whispered “no”. Lord Renwick, known as Jason to his friends, makes a comment to Lady Blackburn about how he likes the sound of Eustacia’s voice before he leaves for bed. Lady Blackburn, willing to do anything for her nephew, interferes and whisks Euastacia off to stay at Tiger’s Lair, Jason’s ancestral home.Jason having returned from India nearly a year before the incident at the Inn is nearly blind from a hunting accident where he saved the life of a prince, leaving him needing the assistance of those around him for just about everything. Jason has retreated into his house and his shell, believing that because he can’t see he is not a full man and unable to function with others. Jason’s only friend is the white tiger Sahib that returned with him and acts as his guide and protector. Eustacia breezes into the Tiger’s Lair like a quiet whirlwind, upsetting the status quo and allowing Jason to realize that he is really not that limited after all. Just when things start to heat up between Jason and Eustacia the prince arrives with his entourage to learn English ways, unfortunately the 10 year old prince is there against his will and things start to get interesting.This is a book is a part of a series about a group of boys who grew up together but all returned from the war and India with their battle scars. I like the book because Eustacia is the quietly determined heroine, who doesn’t believe she herself is worth much but sees the value in others, I also like how she is able to be understanding about some of the motives of the other characters. Sahib is also a great addition to the story, how ofter do you read about a white tiger seeing eye dog?! He terrorizes the servants, make everyone to comes to visit Jason nervous and eventually saves the day, in more ways than one. I also like that the hero has self-doubts and an impairment. (I mean really, was everyone in Regency Period England beautiful and perfect! I don’t think so!) I recommend the entire series and now need to go dig through my other books to find the rest of the books so I can reread them as well.