Review: Her Ladyship’s companion – Evangeline Collins

Genre: Historical romance
Pages: 330
Published: 2009
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Bought

In the Scottish countryside of Selkirk, Lady Isabella Stirling resides at Bowhill Park, serving penance for a sin that nearly ruined her family. For five years she has been condemned to a loveless marriage and confined to the estate where she does little more than tend her rose garden. With her husband absent for months at a time and few visitors, Bella lives a lonely existence, denying the passions that burn within her very soul.
Then her cousin comes for a visit and makes an outrageous suggestion: what Bella needs is a lover. A hired lover. Despite her need, Bella says no. But soon Mr. Gideon Rosedale arrives-and he is at her service for two weeks. Indulging in what she intends to be a harmless flirtation, Bella is overcome by Gideon’s intoxicating presence. And when she at last permits him to satisfy her desires, she discovers she’s done the unthinkable-she’s fallen in love.

My thoughts:
I read another book by her and liked it, even though I didn’t think I would. So of course then I had to get this book. At least now I was used to the prostitutes 😉
Isabella is married to a man who is never around. She is lonely, sad and there is passion in her that never gets to come out. When she finally gets to live she is a tad bit immature, but that is because she wants and wants. Kind of like me in a bookstore. The hero, oh yes, he is a male prostitute hired by her cousin. Now this is a romance so of course they fall in love, but can they be? She is married and he is nothing.
I can’t say what it is about her books that make me like them so much. There is just so much passion, angst, and love around. And there is that big elephant in the room, how on earth could this possibly work? The road there is long and it has me wondering. Because I want them and need these two to be happy. She is so deserving and he, well he sure deserves better too.
I truly enjoyed this one and I recommend it. I really like her voice.
Something is wrong with his body


I am also now a permanent member of the gang over at and today I am reviewing Black Wings by Christina Henry.

As an Agent of Death, Madeline Black is responsible for escorting the souls of the dearly departed to the afterlife. It’s a 24/7 job with a lousy benefits package. 

Maddy’s position may come with magical powers and an impressive wingspan, but it doesn’t pay the bills. And then there are her infuriating boss, tenant woes, and a cranky, popcorn-loving gargoyle to contend with. 

Things start looking up, though, when tall, dark, and handsome Gabriel Angeloscuro agrees to rent the empty apartment in Maddy’s building. It’s probably just a coincidence that as soon as he moves in demons appear on the front lawn. But when an unholy monster is unleashed upon the streets of Chicago, Maddy discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Powers linked to a family legacy of tarnished halos. 

Powers that place her directly between the light of Heaven and the fires of Hell.

36 thoughts on “Review: Her Ladyship’s companion – Evangeline Collins

  1. Blodeuedd says:

    ChrisBut I am :/ I fear it is the smexing *blush* I do not mind smexing, it's just that I want a story more. Though I do confess that Collins is an exception. Here it works.And now i feel silly for saying smexing, lol, it is those weird spammers 😉

  2. Blodeuedd says:

    CaroleI stared a while at it, he has one leg and that goes way way upChrisI did read one MM story, but honestly they were at it all the time. I need to breathe once in a while too. But perhaps I would feel differently about her books

  3. Jenny says:

    I've been on such a historical romance kick lately, I just finished the Maiden Lane series by Elizabeth Hoyt and am now craving more romances along the same lines. Might have to try this series out! I'm intrigued by the prostitute angle:)

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    JennyThe prostitite angle sure is different and it works really well. She is with these two books one of my fav HR authorsCaroleIt looks really weirdMissieI am not telling but yes it is a HR so ;)AurianNo? But it is really good 😉

  5. wdebo says:

    Oooh, prostitutes… 😉 lol. It sounds really interesting, I need to check it out! Your reviews make me super interested in Romance novles. Haha. 😀

  6. Anachronist says:

    Something is wrong with his bodyLol, kind of one part of it is missing, right? Perhaps he is an alien? So Evangeline Collins and Ava March are the same person? I admit I read a short novella by Ava and I wasn't impressed – it was one long m/m sex scene. Well, if you look for such things it might work for you.

  7. Sassy Brit says:

    LOL something is wrong with his body – gotta love that saying, Blodeuedd! That should go up in our favourite reviewer quotes somewhere… Surely someone should have noticed though, before it was published? Thanks for your great review,today, Blodeuedd!

  8. Blodeuedd says:

    MelissaI know, I am so eh now about the whole whore thing, I am down with that suff, lol, ok not really.*gasps* melissa!MelissaI do have the same problem now and again so you are not the only one. Some days it work, soem days not.YvonneIt was :DStephHihi, I try my best.CarrieI hope you get the chance cos it sure is worth itKimbaI know right, so weird

  9. Blodeuedd says:

    AartiLol, I stared at it for quite some timeWdeboI am glad to hear that, everyone needs a HR book now and againAnaAlien with just one leg…freaky!Yup she is Ava March but I am not sure about wanting to read that, I need a story too, not just smexing. Sure they are at it here too, but it's still lots of other things going on tooSassyLol, I guess nobody paid attention, well except for me, I seem to stare too long at covers ;)I am happy to be a part of the gang!naidaWell they are getting down and dirty so that explains that. His leg though…yeah, he seems to have misplaced it

  10. Cherry says:

    I am sucker for authors with good voices… so even though historical is no my usual read, I might just make an exception for this one 🙂

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