MY LADY, MY LORD by Katharine Ashe-a review
About the book: Release Date: March 10, 2014
Book #1 in a new series of historical romances… with a twist.
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?
REVIEW: MY LADY, MY LORD is the first instalment in Katharine Ashe’s historical romance series ‘with a twist’. This is Lord Ian Chance and Lady Corinna Mowbray’s storyline –one that features a ‘Freaky Friday’ switcheroo.
The premises follows Ian and Corinna’s tumultuous relationship-bitter combatants for years in a war of words, our couple will perchance to meet at a museum where an exhibition of Greek statuary is on display. While the couple continues their verbal sparring a stranger will seek information while our couple is ‘arguing’ in front of the statue of Aphrodite and, when all is said and done, Ian and Corinna will wake up the next day in one another’s body.
What ensues is a storyline of enemies to friends to lovers. Our couple has been fighting with each other since childhood and now that each is living the other’s life, their true feelings will surface when threats are made and lives are in danger.
There are several secondary characters including Ian’s brother and friends as well as a town full of woman hoping to find love or at the very least financial security. There is no graphic sex or violence and, no foul language. This is a story of romance, mystery and a little bit of magic.Ian and Corinna’s relationship is one of denial-two stubborn people in love- that may very well place their future together in jeopardy.
The storyline twists the typical switcheroo scenario where a man and woman must endeavor to live as the other half but I did have some difficulty keeping up with the Corinna/Ian /Ian /Corinna dialogue. It was very disconcerting at times; I had to go back and reread on many occasions because the person talking was not necessarily the person noted in the book-it was Corinna as Ian or Ian as Corinna or Corinna as herself and so on. Confusion reigned throughout most of the first half of the read-I didn’t know who was talking most of the time.
Katharine Ashe writes an interesting storyline where magical entities are at work; where lessons are learned and taught; where love truly does conquer all. This is the first storyline in the series and I hope that the subsequent stories are not as confusing to the reader. Perhaps a different type of ‘magical’ formula is necessary for coherency.
Copy supplied by the author.
Reviewed by Sandy