The Elusive Lord Everhart: The Rakes of Fallow Hall Series

The Elusive Lord Everhart: The Rakes of Fallow Hall Series

by Vivienne Lorret

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The Elusive Lord Everhart: The Rakes of Fallow Hall Series 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was wonderful
PubGirl More than 1 year ago
Another bookshelf staple from Vivienne Lorret! I stumbled across this author last summer with her Wallflower Wedding series and fell in love with her writing. This is a new series but features characters from her previous books so it sort of feels like a family reunion at times (in the best of ways!). If you love a sexy historical romance with complex characters and interesting conflict...this one should be on your TBR pile STAT. 
zeeba More than 1 year ago
The Elusive Lord Everhart is the first book in The Rake of Fallow Hall series and it is wonderful. This is the third book I read by Vivienne Lorret and I love every single one. Her writing is delightful and fantastic with great characters. Calliope received a love letter and fell in love five years ago until she learns that six other women received the same letters.She has kept the letter a secret which change her life, she turned down a suitor and has been looking for the man who wrote the letter. Gabriel Ludlow, Viscount Everhart fell in love with Calliope five years ago and wrote her an anonymous letter but made a mistake to ignore his feeling for her. Now He made a wager with his friends in Fallow Hall not to marry for a year and Calliope shows up with her brother and his wife and everything gets so interesting......... Thank you Vivienne Lorret
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good character development easy fun read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book; great series!
PansyPetal More than 1 year ago
As I began reading this, I noticed that the heroine’s brother, Griffin, was recently married.  Considering that I read enough of these to smell another book and this is a new to me author, I had to check it out.  I found another entire series, Wallflower Weddings, by this author, one of which was Finding Miss McFarland which tells Griffin’s story.  The Rakes of Fallow Hall appears to be a spin off about the best friends and/or brothers of the Wallflower Weddings.  How fun.  I will be looking into that further.  But only because I did enjoy this author, not because I think I missed something by not reading it yet.  The Elusive Lord Everhart stands alone very well. Segue to the “map room” at Fallow Hall.  There we find Everhart, Danvers, and Montwood discussing wagers.  The surprising thing is, Everhart and Danvers both agree that betting with Montwood pretty much guarantees the lightening of their pockets.  But, they do it anyway.  None of them have any plans to marry at all, let alone within the next year.  Seems like easy money all the way around.   Then Calliope Croft (I just love that name – Calliope!  It just screams fun.) shows up with her brother and his bride.  Let the games begin.  This was such a delightful romp.  In spite of fighting it tooth and nail for five long years, Everhart was doomed to marry from the very beginning.  Everyone and everything is conspiring against him, including man’s best friend, Duke Boris Reginald James Brutus.  The hound ended up being one of my favorite characters in this story.   All of the characters were fun and entertaining.  Even cousin Pamela who found everything just too tiring to bother with right now (said in a rather weak voice.)  They were all well developed for the parts they contributed and added to the story.   The story was also fun and entertaining.  It stayed very true to the era.  A lady does not refer to a man’s leg, it is a limb.  I had to grin every time Calliope referred to Everharts injured “limb.”   There was no big mystery to solve – well except for finding the identity of the author of the Casanova letters, but we were told that in the blurb.  No heart stopping suspense other than the miscommunications and misunderstandings between Calliope and Everhart.  I did wonder a couple of times if these two would ever get to the happy ever after.  But, that too was rather expected.  All of this combined with the interfering friends, family, and pets is what made this such an entertaining story.  So yes, I will be looking for the next one in this series.  Can’t wait to see how Danvers gets his.  *grin* You lovers of historical romance, of maybe the regency era, (doesn’t really say, but the story sounds about right) may want to go get this.  Has a bit of the flavor of a Georgette Heyer novel.  I think you will enjoy it as much as I did.   I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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julieford More than 1 year ago
Vivienne Lorret has started a new series called The Rakes of Fallow Hall and this is the first in the series. The Elusive Lord Everhart is a witty, charming and intriguing love story. This is the story of Calliope Croft, a woman who received a love letter containing a proposal of marriage and fell in love with the anonymous sender only to realize that 6 other letters were written. She vowed to expose the Cassanova letter writer and ruin him. Gabriel Ludlow, Viscount Everhart fell in love at first sight and wrote a letter. Since then he has done everything to avoid being discovered and also to avoid Vivienne because he is afraid of the love he feels. The two come together at Fallow Hall the animosity between the two turns into a sweet love story.
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Ariana1 More than 1 year ago
"This is starting really slow. I hope it picks up soon!" "Finally the hero and heroine are in the same scene... I hate when it takes fifty years. Okay maybe that's a bit exaggerated." "How can a couple fall in love if they are NEVER together?" "This whole searching for her cousin's letter is really getting old..." "I like books with dogs in them." "I love when characters have rational conversations and can sort their sh*t out. I hate when the main conflict is all a big misunderstanding. That's just lazy." "My mistake." **************************************************** There were some really great moments. And then there weren't. Overall, not bad.
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Brit_Nanny_Reads More than 1 year ago
I am super excited to be starting a new series by the amazing Vivienne Lorret, and I wasn’t disappointed in the lease. This is a story where a letter is the most important part. Five years ago Calliope Croft received a love letter, which changed the course of her life. She knew that she could not accept the proposal of marriage from a friend, with such love and passion out there waiting for her…but that was before other people received the letters also. Calliope thinks she knows who sent the letter and not she is out to expose him for the heartless fraud that he is. Gabriel Ludlow aka Viscount Everhart; loves Calliope with all his heart, but her bother refuses to allow him to court her. Now five years later Calliope is back in his life and asking questions; But Gabriel long with three friends have entered in to a stupid wager, with the terms of them remaining bachelors. Add to the mix Calliope’s crazy cousin and that leaves you with a story that is not only heartfelt, but also one that has humor, which for a reader who normally hates romantic-comedies; I have fallen in love with this story. I was blown away by the sheer pleasure of this story. I fell in love with the characters in this book, but my favorites are Montwood and Danvers, they are such riots. Vivienne Lorret has done it again, she has made me fall in love with a whole bunch of new characters, whose stories I am clamoring to find out. I have to say that she has become one of my new favorite historical romance authors, Her stories are from the heart, flawless in there execution and very well researched, which leaves you with a timeless story that you will never forget. With all that being said, I can only give The Elusive Lord Everhart one score… 10 out of 10!
TheSassyBookster More than 1 year ago
THE ELUSIVE LORD EVERHART is a great start to Vivienne Lorret’s new series, The Rakes of Fallow Hall. Five years ago, Calliope Croft turned down a marriage proposal to wait for her true love, the author of an anonymous letter to her who was dubbed Casanova when more letters penned by him to other ladies surfaced after she received hers. Heartbroken, she vows to expose the identity of the author. Gabriel Ludlow, Viscount Everhart is the man behind the Casanova letters. Five years ago, he fell in love with Calliope Croft and wrote her an anonymous letter expressing his love and proposing marriage, but subsequently developed cold feet and wrote several other letters as a diversion. Calliope is an eternal optimist and still harbors hope that she will find out the identity of the writer. While on a trip with her brother, they make a stop at Fallow Hall where they find Lord Everhart in residence. There is talk of another letter which increases Calliope’s determination to unmask Casanova and find out if he is also at Fallow Hall. Thus begins a battle of wills and wits between Gabriel and Calliope, with Gabriel creating ways to keep Calliope occupied and off the search. There were several interesting secondary characters introduced from the beginning (most of them fun), but Gabriel and Calliope still stood out particularly for their evenly matched wits and the intensity of their attraction to each other. The wager between Gabriel and his mischief-making friends and their attempts to make him lose added a fun element to the story. With enjoyable dialogue, THE ELUSIVE LORD EVERHART is a fun and passion-filled historical romance and I look forward to more from Ms. Lorret. *I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*
gaele More than 1 year ago
I’ve decided one thing in all my reading: while as a child I was always wanting a brother or sister – I’m done with that idea. Siblings are a second layer of plot-twist in the story of life.  In The Elusive Lord Everhart, Lorret  brought that concept home in spades with Calliope’s older brother (and friends) more than ever.   Calliope is settled into her place on the shelf with reasonable comfort. Years ago she received a letter that  fueled her childish romantic fantasies, and her obsession with finding the author of the letter has spoiled her for other men.  Well, all but one.  Gabriel, Viscount Everhart is one of a group of friends, including Calliope’s brother Griffin. Well, acquaintances actually as Griffin and Gabriel often spar at the boxing club – much to Gabriel’s demise.  Laid up with a fracture, Gabriel and two of his friends are staying in Fallow Hall, when talk turns to wagers.  They decide to wager on marriage: these three confirmed bachelors decide never to marry for the next year. The Crofts, Calliope, her brother Griffin and his new bride Delaney are traveling from Bath to Scotland via the Northern Road.  A cousin of theirs is currently recovering from a carriage accident, and Griffin feels honor bound to stop and visit.  From here, Calliope comes face to face with her crush, Gabriel, but is unaware that he was the letter writer.  But,  she’s always had a crush on him, and despite her brother’s more than determined warnings to Gabriel, they start on their journey to love.  Starting quickly and introducing several characters into the mix right off, the voices of Calliope and Gabriel are solid from the start, and show us Calliope’s openness and her willingness to take a chance.  Even feeling uncomfortable in the home of the man she had refused to marry so many years ago, her willingness to deal with a difficult cousin and her excitement about their journey is clear.  Secondary characters are intriguing and well developed: Rafe is a pot-stirrer and devilishly mischievous:  Lucan is far more the debauched and seasoned rake and gambler.  There is a dog with five names, that perhaps answers to one, one newly married man, Brightwell and his overly spoilt and utterly pampered wife Pamela, and the interplay between the characters adds nicely to the mix and gives plenty of depth to the story surrounding Calliope and Gabriel.  With constant interactions as they dance about one another without really admitting to the attraction, their  relationship grows neatly although not without twists, to their happy ending.  As Calliope is 24, and past her  majority if not entirely self-ruled, she’s an interesting character that brings plenty of interest and fun to the story. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is going on in the cover picture?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Feels so hard