Thursday, August 7, 2014

Blog Tour: Betraying Mercy by Amber Lin

Author: Amber Lin
Publisher: Harelquin E
Date of publication: August 2014

Can she be more than a mistress?

With a tarnished reputation, Mercy Lyndhurst expected to become the Earl of Rochford’s mistress, not his wife. Immediately abandoned by her husband after their wedding, Mercy transformed herself from commoner to countess, vowing to protect the lands and people her husband was forced to leave.

Over the past six years, William has restored the family fortune all the while tortured by his memories of Mercy…and the dark night he killed a man. When a threat draws him home, William learns just how much has changed—including his wife. While the passion still flares between them, he fears he has wounded her too badly to regain her trust. But as the danger grows they must unite to save the estate…and possibly their marriage.

Betraying Mercy was a very quick read.  it is a bit darker than I was expecting.  Overall, I enjoyed the story. The characters were intriguing.  William is a dark and tortured soul who has the weight of the world and his failing estate on his shoulders.  Mercy is suddenly thrown into the role of countess of an estate after having been born a commoner.  Worse, he leaves her on their wedding night and doesn't return for 6 years.

I really liked Mercy's character.  I admired her bravery in doing what she needed to do to make sure the village around her didn't lose their homes. William was a little bit more of a mystery to me as I'm not sure I still understand why he was so tortured.  But, I did have to commend him for the hard work he put into saving his estate. 

There is a little bit of a mystery as to who is trying to sabotage the factory that Mercy is trying to get off the ground.  Is someone trying to kill Mercy or is William the target?  You'll have to read to find out.  I thought the ending was sweet, but I felt like it was a little unfinished.  There were a few unanswered questions, so maybe there will be a follow-up to this story in the future. 

About the author:

Amber Lin writes erotic romance with damaged souls and deep emotion.

Her debut novel, Giving It Up, received The Romance Review’s Top Pick, Night Owl Top Pick, and 5 Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies. RT Book Reviews gave it 4.5 stars, calling it “truly extraordinary.” She has been published by Loose Id, Carina Press, and Entangled.

Amber married her high school sweetheart, birthed a kid who’s smarter than she is, and spends her nights writing down her dirty thoughts. In other words, life is good.

For more information on Amber Lin and her novels please visit her website and blog. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads. Sign up for Amber Lin’s Newsletter.

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Betraying Mercy Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, August 4
Review at Reviews by Molly
Tuesday, August 5
Spotlight & Excerpt at Romantic Historical Reviews
Wednesday, August 6
Review at The Librarian Fatale
Thursday, August 7
Review at From the TBR Pile
Interview & Giveaway at Girl Meets Books
Friday, August 8
Facebook Launch Party, 7:00-9:00pm EST
Saturday, August 9
Spotlight at I Heart Reading
Monday, August 11
Review at Pure Textuality
Tuesday, August 12
Review at Book of Secrets
Wednesday, August 13
Spotlight & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books
Thursday, August 14
Spotlight & Giveaway at SOS Aloha
Monday, August 18
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past
Tuesday, August 19
Review at Historical Fiction Obsession
Friday, August 22
Interview at Curling Up by the Fire

1 comment:

Penelope Sanchez said...

Betraying Mercy is author Amber Lin's venture into Harlequin historicals. The short novel is well written and moves quickly across a rocky path to the requisite HEA for the hero William, Lord Rochford and his childhood sweetheart Mercy.

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