Black Angel by Barbara Samuel


Title: The Black Angel
Series: St. Ives Family
Author: Barbara Samuel
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: 1999
Format Read: Kindle
Pages: 368


“Back of Book” Summary:

Ardor once foolishly led Lady Adriana St. Ives into the arms of a rake, an affair that cost her everything she held dear. Though that was five years ago, this golden English beauty still vows that no man will ever again ignite the sensual passion hidden deep in her soul–not even her new husband, Tynan Spenser, Earl of Glencove, a darkly handsome and rich Irish rogue. Known as “The Black Angel” for his wild and lascivious ways, Tynan is as determined to melt his icy bride as she is to resist his seductive charms. Vowing that she will be his in just one hundred kisses, Tynan sets out to win her with a kiss each day–a challenge Riana is sure she can withstand. But the willful beauty has no idea of the power of a single kiss…

My Review:

The Black Angel is an historical romance set in 18th century England. I did like the story, but it wasn’t entirely original in the sense of the storyline of Adriana’s father arranging a marriage with an unfamiliar Tynan Spencer, a mysterious Irish lord, prior to his death. Adriana fights against any feelings for a husband she is forced to marry, but in an obvious twist she falls for him when he defends her brother who is on trial for killing a man in a duel. Despite this overused plot, an aspect of the book that made it more entertaining was Andriana’s past that created quite the scandal and the element of Tynan’s planned revolutionary actions to free Ireland from British control. Overall, a good read. However, I would only recommend this for a light read with some romance. I had wished for more politics and less romance. I most likely will not read any of the remaining St. Ives Family books in the series.


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