After a night of passion at Victorian England’s most notorious masquerade, Arthur Harwell knows he’s met the woman of his dreams. A wealthy viscountess with deep political connections, Lavinia is surely the perfect match for the future marquess. But tragedy has left Lavinia unable to provide Arthur with the one thing he needs: an heir. Must Arthur abandon true love to satiAfter a night of passion at Victorian England’s most notorious masquerade, Arthur Harwell knows he’s met the woman of his dreams. A wealthy viscountess with deep political connections, Lavinia is surely the perfect match for the future marquess. But tragedy has left Lavinia unable to provide Arthur with the one thing he needs: an heir. Must Arthur abandon true love to satisfy aristocratic obligations? A Vow Reconsidered Ever since a tragedy twenty years ago, Arthur Harwell, the Earl of Petersham, has vowed to never fall in love again—or marry. Yet a passionate encounter with a veiled woman at a masquerade inflames his hopes, and he is determined to find her. When he discovers the stranger is Lavinia, a woman for whom he already carries a torch, he is certain his future is settled. An Old Wound Widowed, wealthy, and well-connected, Lavinia, the Viscountess Foxley-Graham, has her pick of lovers, including the far too appealing Lord Petersham. Yet a disastrous affair twenty years prior left her heartbroken and wary. She fights her demons to allow herself to fall in love with Arthur. A Doomed Attraction But disaster looms anew. As heir to the Marquessate of Richmond, Arthur is required to marry—and produce an heir. Lavinia’s scandalous liaison left her with more than just sorrow—she was rendered barren. Can Arthur reconcile familial duty with the needs of the heart? Where Destiny Plays was previously published in 2015. It has been reedited with minor revisions and has a new cover. The Harwell Heirs Victorian aristocracy has very strict rules concerning marital connections and familial obligations. But the Harwell heirs—Helena, Sophia, and Arthur—discover love doesn’t always follow the rules. Scandalous affairs force these scions of society to choose between duty and desire, deference and destiny. Book 1: The Pleasure Device In Victorian London of 1879, a new device for the treatment of hysteria has just arrived from France. Dr. Julius Christopher plans to use the invention for his own salacious scheme. Can Dr. Nicholas Ramsay prevent his beloved, the virginal debutante Helena Phillips, from being the next patient? Book 2: Disobedience By Design In 1860, the railways of Victorian England transport American stevedore Joseph Phillips to the lush countryside of Lincolnshire…and into the arms of Lady Sophia Harwell. But Sophia is betrothed to a violent villain who wants only two things: her virginity and her dowry. Can Joseph save his beloved without scandalizing upper-class British society? Book 3: Where Destiny Plays A night of passion at Victorian England’s most notorious masquerade finds Arthur Harwell in the arms of Lavinia. A wealthy viscountess with strong political ties, she’s the perfect match for the future marquess. But tragedy has left her unable to provide Arthur with the one thing he needs: an heir. Must Arthur abandon true love to satisfy aristocratic obligations?...
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where destiny plays Reviews
Where Destiny Plays is the best of the Harwell Heirs trilogy. Emotionally satisfying, erotic, with a delightful happy ending, this book did not disappoint. It was also the best written of the three as Ms. Kammer emerges as one of the most talented erotic writers in her genre.The love story focuses on Lavinia and Arthur, two secondary characters in the first books who play pivotal roles in helping their friends and family find their happy-ever-afters. It's finally their turn to find love--and have some fabulous sex while doing just that! These two are my favorite characters from the other books as they're both self-assured, mature (Lavinia is in her mid-forties), intelligent, yet both have a tragedy in their past preventing them from giving their heart to anyone. Characters I can relate to. And I loved taking this journey with them. There is also a redemption story with a secondary character who was a piece of evil crap in the Pleasure Device. I had my doubts when I first got the inkling of where the story was going--I wanted to hate this man until the end of time because he deserved it! And let's face it, this is romance where the reality of complex emotions doesn't have to intrude. However, without giving too much away, the plot works and intertwines beautifully with Lavinia and Arthur's love story, enriching the HEA to where I had tears in my eyes as I read the last pages.Where Destiny Plays is also a historical erotic romance. And somehow it works without being a trashy novel that felt like I was reading a contemporary story with people playing dress-up and pretending to ride horses instead of driving cars. It takes a very skilled author to convince me to put aside my pre-conceived notions of the time period and go along with the premise of sex, sex and more sex (along with that HEA). Ms. Kammer succeeds in doing just that. She's clearly done her research in the period in regards to societal norms, expectations, and the acceptable interactions between people of differing stations and culture. People are people, no matter what time period they're from, with desires and emotions that would be familiar across the ages. Where Destiny Plays makes the reader believe that this erotic love story actually could take place in London in the 1800s.If you enjoy historical love stories, if you enjoy erotic romance, if you appreciate a smart read, you will LOVE this series.I was given a free copy of Where Destiny Plays in exchange for my honest review.
For me, this was the best and my favorite of the Harwell Heirs trilogy, and I found it almost impossible to put down, practically needing to talk myself into setting it aside in order to go to bed the evening I began reading it. Drifting through the end of the Victorian Era, this tale not only reflects the genuineness of the time, giving kudos to the author’s extensive research, but I found some moments deliciously erotic, with instances of enchantment and pure delight. I felt myself angry with some of the characters who were a product of their upbringing and shedding tears for individuals in whose lives I didn’t realize I’d become so invested. All of the books in the trilogy ended well, but this happy ending was one I was thrilled to read and rounded out the series with perfection. Lavinia was a colorful supporting character through the series, but a part of me always felt the darkness that lurked in her background and wanted so much to see it culminating in something that gave her true joy. And Arthur’s story left me heartbroken in the previous book and wishing he hadn't had to experience the anguish life dealt him. Bringing the two of them together was nothing short of brilliance on the part of the author. The sex involved does not wash out the story itself but is an important part of history and our understanding of where some of our current ideology originated.I am reluctant to give anything away but what I have already vaguely described, because it is so worth the read I could never do it justice with a summary. And I recommend the first two volumes be read before this one, as there are episodes between several of the characters in this one that cannot be completely understood without the knowledge contained the first two books. I absolutely loved it from beginning to end. Brilliant!