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London hat designer Eliza Keating is sent on a date by her friend Lady Victoria Manning. Sir Todd Montgomery appears to be a proper English gentleman, but appearances can be deceiving. He has a passion for raising race horses, and his desires come first in his life. He has little time or patience for women, especially those as independent as Eliza. The date goes awry, andLondon hat designer Eliza Keating is sent on a date by her friend Lady Victoria Manning. Sir Todd Montgomery appears to be a proper English gentleman, but appearances can be deceiving. He has a passion for raising race horses, and his desires come first in his life. He has little time or patience for women, especially those as independent as Eliza. The date goes awry, and it will take a lot more than an apology to get back on Eliza’s good side....

Title : London Lace #1
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ISBN : 16137544
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 50 Pages
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London Lace #1 Reviews

  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    2019-04-06 01:12

    ★★★★! London Lace, book 1-5 (complete series). Debut by Catou Martine. Enigmatic, bossy, mature and oh so sexy Sir Todd embarks on a no-strings-attached sexual affair that quickly becomes more complex.This is a series consisting of 5 parts that combined make a 340 page read. I recommend reading as a set and thus I have reviewed as a set. Please note that the Omnibus has been released.Hero: Sir Todd Montgomery/British/race horse breeder/aristocrat/40 years old approx./dark brown hair/blue eyes/6’1”Heroine: Eliza Keating/British/Business owner (Candied Locks)-milliner/29 years old/dark brown hair/brown eyesStory is told from Eliza’s POV (in 3rd person).Eliza and Sir Todd are supposed to go on a blind date. Instead there first meeting is a disaster. After Eliza “tipsy calls” Todd in the middle of the night to tell him off he ends up stopping by for some hot sex. What starts off as great no-strings-attached sex quickly turns complicated. Todd’s and Eliza’s story ends up being bumpy one with anything from individual baggage to secrets, lies to vindictive exes and more. Add to that the tabloids trying to find a juicy story.Sir Todd (well as it turns out Eliza is the only one allowed to call him Sir!) has many amazing qualities. At first glance is very handsome and sexy and he is great in bed; bossy and all about aiming to please. He is also enigmatic and brooding with darkness in his past. He is very mature, but above everything I love the way he always knows how to handle Eliza and he says the most profound and insightful things. And oh, did I mention he is Brit?! “He was a volatile combination of stubbornness, anger, impulsiveness, and virile grace. He was a seducer, but he was also a loner. He was reaching out to her, but also wanted to keep her at bay, at a safe, controllable distance. He was conflicted. Intense. Sure of himself but less sure of her. She knew she should be cautious, that she could get hurt…”Eliza is a “Rags to riches” story; coming from a poor upbringing and after making it as a milliner she has tried shut the door to her past. Career wise she has done really well for herself; she is strong determined and motivated. It’s evident early on that her unresolved past has plagued her relationships and they will play havoc on her and Sir Todd’s. Like so many heroines paired with great heroes, she managed to annoy me at times. This is very much her journey of self discovery and closure.“Beauty and pain are real. Together they show us we are alive. You are beautiful, Eliza. Eventually, your pain will heal.” [Todd]That said, for some reason I did not connect as well with Eliza as I might have wished. There was something about the 3rd person narrative that left me on the outside, wanting to connect better with her. I might have also wished to get Todd’s POV. I liked so many qualities in him, but I feel like I missed knowing him better.The sex is off the charts: “I want you to know that kind of pleasure from me first because I want you to know that your pleasure, from now on, will be the first thing I think about upon waking and the last thing I think about when I go to sleep, and in between I hope to be doing it more than thinking it.” He gave her that look again, a glowering sexy look of untamed hunger.”And their sex becomes a bit explorative with them venturing out… (view spoiler)[into a ménage, though that scene for me was not as hot as some of the others. (hide spoiler)]Catou Martine did a great job with Todd’s and Eliza’s story. Despite the drama and turmoil it ended up very much being a “feel good” read so I am recommending their story! ***Hero rating: 4.5 stars Heroine rating: 3.5 starsSex scenes rating: 5 starsSex scenes frequency: 4.5 starsStoryline concept rating: 4 starsStorytelling skills rating: 4 starsStory ending rating: 4 starsBook editing rating (5 = no edits spotted): 4 stars************************************************Overall rating: 4 starsWould I recommend this series: Yes.Would I re-read this series: Probably not.Would I read future books by this author: Yes.

  • Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
    2019-04-08 21:17

    HOT!!!I found this hot little number as a recommendation on my facebook, from a website suggesting next to read after FSOG. UMMMM, not related to FSOG at all, except for some hot sex!! Which was scorching!!Eliza is a hat maker, who accidently becomes friends with a socialite and heiress Victoria Manning. Victoria sets Eliza up on a blind date with her distant cousin in law. The first meeting goes horribly. Todd is a complete jerk and Eliza wants no more to do with him and no more blind dates. After a night outfor drinks with Victoria and her friend Stella, Eliza finds herself at home and a little bit drunk. She drunk dials Todd to tell him just how much of a jerk she thinks he is. After hanging up on him and a nice warm bath she is ready for bed, but a loud knocking comes at her door. Enter HOTTIE Todd to apologize. And Apology should be accepted if you ask my opinion. I researched online and couldn't find anywhere of when the next installment is due out, but I am first in line waiting on it.

  • Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
    2019-03-31 23:18

    3.5 StarsLondon Lace is another fast paced erotica novella series, that has a lot of potential. Eliza Keating is set up on a blind date with her best friend’s cousin, who turns out to be an ass. One drunk phone call later and his at her house making apologies. It does have a dose of insta-love, which I had hoped would only go so far as physical attraction but there are some unrealistic promises made towards the end that had me scoffing. It was definitely steamy though, and I really liked the overall setup for the plot. I’m all for serials like this that actually give you characters with lives and personal ambitions outside of the bedroom. Eliza has built her success herself and strives to stay at the top of London fashion, and Todd has his money in horses races…hats & horse racing are a match that can’t be beat. I’ll definitely be continuing this one.

  • Jennifer Guffey
    2019-04-19 04:26

    London Lace #1By: KC Martin4/5 storiesThis is part 1 of a 5 part short novella series. Eliza Keating is a milliner, a hat designer/maker, and is one of the hottest fashion designers in London, brought onto the scene when she was discovered by Lady Victoria, who was preparing for her upcoming wedding. The two started and continue with a friendship.Lady Victoria sets up Eliza on a blind date, with a cousin of her husband, Sir Todd Montgomery. He is a bit of a rebel & doesn’t care for or have much to do with the aristocracy. At first he isn’t pleased with the set-up because the entire family has tried to do it and to get him to conform to their expectations somehow.After a less than stellar meeting, they hit it off…extremely well.

  • Rhonda Campbell
    2019-04-22 04:35

    Hot!WoW! This is one hot read! KC sure knows how to write steamy scenes that leave you hot and bothered. She manages to get a lot of story in with the amount of pages too. Will be starting #2 right away.Eliza isn't one of the gentry. She makes hats for a living. When asked to go on a date with Sir Todd as a favor from Tori, she accepts. She's a little worried because Tori's match making is the worst. Sir Todd is the black sheep of the family. He dislikes everything about his social class. So he isn't to excited when he's set up on a date. Until he meets her that is! After a ruined first date can he convince her to give him a second?

  • Wendy
    2019-04-04 03:34

    I got this book free from Amazon and it was the first book I have read from this author. I have read other books from the publishing company and I thought I would give this a try. And let me say that it did not disappoint! Eliza and Todd are fascinating characters and the story keeps you on the edge of your seat to find out what happened next! Even though Todd was a little bit of a bad boy, you somehow was falling for him. Eliza was an ordinary girl that seemed to possess qualities that can be seen in the reader. Overall, it was an amazing story and I can't wait to continue the series!

  • iloveladyporn
    2019-04-09 05:24

    This is a Hot Sexy short story. Not rushed since there is more to come.Eliza and Todd's first meeting doesn't so well at all but one drunk dial later and things look promising. It will leave you wanting more but not hanging out to dry. I am excited to see what author Catou Martine has swirling in her head for us to read.Read more on my blog

  • Suzanne Critelli
    2019-03-22 03:23

    Already getting hooked!Gotta love Eliza and Todd! Both are very stubborn, but loveable! The two are set up by a friend of Eliza's, Tori, who always tries to set her up on blind dates. The dates don't always go well. When the two meet, it wasn't too pleasant. After several hours after they meet, things head toward a different direction! A great start to the series!

  • Amy
    2019-03-29 21:17

    This is the first installment in a 5-part novella series. Definitely has the hot and steamy factor! Just wish there was a little more build up to a relationship, which seems like random sex between almost-strangers at this point. Promising start though, and look forward to seeing how the author expands on the story line.

  • Adriane Leigh
    2019-03-28 03:25

    I'm intrigued by Todd... and I am loving all of the contemporary romances set in the UK these days. Anyway, this is a short quick read, first in a serial, the sexy times are hot. Am I intrigued enough to purchase the next book? I don't know, it has higher reviews, so maybe. This book has potential, could be really sexy or could fizzle out, it's too short to really tell at this point.

  • SammiesBookBlog
    2019-03-29 01:22

    Thank you Mimi Strong for suggesting this! I loved this story! I am loving Todd and Eliza. Cannot wait to see where this story goes for them' it's sexy, fun and has a different story line. Simply love it!

  • Jyoti Achameesing
    2019-03-26 21:21

    Eliza and Todd were being set by his sister in law. His rude aroused Eliza who made a drunk call to him. Funnily he comes to her place and steamy scenes roll on! It's was a freebie I am tempted to buy the Series to see what is the outcome

  • Taylor
    2019-04-11 01:18

    Ugh. Another insta-love story. And annoying at that. We get nothing from either character in this first installment. All we know is that Todd doesn't like being called "Sir" and Eliza is annoying and acts like a teenager.

  • Maeschelle
    2019-03-28 01:21

    Short and hot. Eliza and Todd's beginning is certainly filled with angst and "tension". This is definitely a sexy start to the tale of fashionista Eliza and Sir Todd. Can't wait to read next chapter of their story.

  • Lauren
    2019-03-30 23:40

    This is a quick read about a girl who goes on a blind date ends up hating him instantly but somehow manage is sleeping with him. Hot steamy read just was random how quickly they got together especially after how it started. Should have had a different beginning

  • Maggie Frank
    2019-03-24 03:31

    This is my first Catou Martine book and I thoroughly enjoyed Eliza and Todd's first meeting and steamy getting to know one another:) I am looking very forward to the rest of this series and would recommend it highly!!!

  • Amy
    2019-04-08 05:21

    Not a fan of serial novellas but this one is holding my interest, cant wait for #2

  • Lorie Varner
    2019-04-06 22:27

    Very short story. I'm glad to say I got the series for free. Starting book 2 now.

  • Raeline Peterson
    2019-03-30 00:24

    Great short read cant wait to see whats in store for part #2. Love Elizas spunk.

  • Maria
    2019-03-25 02:15

    Very HOT short story!

  • Sarah
    2019-04-08 23:31

    Free on amazon

  • Liz
    2019-03-29 04:33

    only 3 stars because it's a serial and because it's insta-love, but since I've now read them all, I'm bumping it up to 4 stars. See review on the compiled series for more info.

  • Fai
    2019-04-09 05:37

    I have read the Series and it was good

  • Jeana
    2019-04-19 02:16

    Start of the series is good so far.

  • Sian davies
    2019-04-22 01:17

    This book was shorter than expected, I downloaded for free so I can't really complain. Didn't really get to know the characters so on to book 2.

  • Jessica
    2019-04-04 23:27

    Quick read that was free on Amazon! I can't wait to read the second one.

  • Keri M
    2019-04-06 04:24

    Short and sweet and Very, Very SEXY!

  • Sarah
    2019-03-29 23:18