Illicit Love Review

Illicit Love by Jane Lark
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Ellen Harding longs to be free of the life she is trapped in - her husband died at the battle of Waterloo
and her family disowned her and now she lives under the reign of a cruel protector. When her eyes are
drawn to a beautiful man for no other reason than his looks, she imagines escaping her chains for a
night by giving her body to him – to a man of her choosing – even if only to infuriate her captor.
But Edward Marlow is kind and gentle when he touches her and her subconscious whispers that this
man could save her. Yet how can he help her when she has secrets which prevent her ever being free.
She has too many battles to fight.
Edward is restless, lonely and a little angry with his lot in life – it is his only excuse for being drawn to
another man’s mistress. The woman’s dark hair and pale eyes are striking and he cannot take his gaze
off of her while she watches him over the top of a fan with an illicit intent in her eyes. But once he’s
known her he cannot forget her - and once he’s seen how brutal her protector is, how can leave her
with the man? But she will not run anymore than she will speak of her past, so how can he help her…

Jane Lark:
Author Bio
Jane is qualified to the equivalent of a Masters Degree in People Management and is fascinated by the things which craft people's personalities, so she has great fun exploring these through characters. She lives in the United Kingdom near the Regency City of Bath and has just bought her 400 year old dream home. History has always tempted her imagination and she loves researching and also exploring ruins and houses to get ideas. She equally loves a love story.
Jane has always aspired to writing a historical novel so when she was thirty she put it on her ‘to do before I am forty’ list. She completed her first novel ten years ago, never sent it anywhere then started the next. She’s not stopped writing since, and escaping into a mental world of fiction is a great painkiller to help fight off her Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Jane is a member of RWA, RNA, and the Historical Novel Society.


So, I really enjoyed this book. It's one of my favorites that I have reviewed. I must admit that I really love historical romances. I could read them all day everyday. I guess it's something about the propriety levels of a society and you learn of a different place and time. It gets me every time.

Anyway, Lark really wrote an amazing story. I fell in love with Edward from the very beginning. He is really like the  knight and shining armor type. He finds himself trying to save Ellen and ends up loving her from their first encounter.
Ellen has had her own trials and struggles in life and she doesn't know if she should trust Edward with those challenges. Edward on the other hand does not seem like he is going to give her up too easily. But, will other people and other circumstances tear them apart?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to everyone.


  1. Thank you for taking the time to read and review Illicit Love, I'm so glad you really enjoyed it, it brings a tear to my eye every time someone says they liked it so much.

    Best wishes,

  2. Wow this book sounds super amazing. I'm super glad you enjoyed it, I will definitely be checking this book out soon! Happy Tuesday!!

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