Lily Mine by Annabel Joseph

Lily Mine

When Lily wends her way down the country lane to Lilyvale Manor, she hopes the coincidence of names bodes well, for she is in dire straits. She's been disowned by her London family and finds herself desperately in need of a job.Lord Ashbourne is equally at ends, his fiance having jilted him for a commoner and run off to the Continent. Her powerful society family is determined to delay the breaking scandal in order to save the younger sister's pro...


Details Lily Mine

TitleLily Mine
Author
Release DateJun 30th, 2011
PublisherScarlet Rose Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreErotica, BDSM, Romance, Historical Romance, Historical, Adult Fiction, Erotic Romance
Rating

Reviews Lily Mine

  • ൠSinful
    2011-07-06
    I read a lot of romance. Historical isn't typically my thang at all. It's the rare book that stands up and captures my interest, setting itself apart as something unique and intriguing. Lily Mine by Annabel Joseph does just that. Lily disgraced her family and had been cast out. She'd run out of money and strength to walk when she saw a sign. Literally. A sign.... for Lilyvale Manor. Okay. If I was out of money, had walked farther than my legs wer...
  • Kagama-the Literaturevixen
    2013-10-19
    After reading Disciplining the Duchess and actually finding it good despite the...ermm well ya know. I thought I would give another one of the authors books a chance.But it was pretty much a mess.Maybe DtD had some slight weakness in its historical scenario aspect but the relationship between the H and h made up for it. But this one actually wants to sell me the idea of a woman applying for a typical male occupation (in the regency era neverthele...
  • ♆ BookAddict ✒ La Crimson Femme
    2011-07-22
    I'm not a huge fan of historical erotic romances. This one is by an author I do like, Ms. Joseph. I think this is my favourite book of hers that I have read so far to date. I really liked BOTH characters. Lily was so sweet and innocent. She worked against all odds and never really gave up. I liked that about her. She wasn't super strong or even super intelligent. She did have perseverance which I admire. James is nice and dreamy, just how I like ...
  • Sarah
    2019-07-18
    This was nice and sweet...rather too nice and sweet, from what I've come to expect of Annabel Joseph. Her more recent historicals are much better, far more angsty and depraved, but this one was just meh for me. Not much of a plot, and not steamy enough to make up for it, and I didn't care about the characters. Skip this one and pick up the Properly Spanked series instead, unless you are very into nice and sweet.
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    2011-11-09
    My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book...My 1st Annabel Joseph book but it left me conflicted about the rating. It was a pretty uneven read for me. There were some scenes I really loved, love scenes I found intense and real but there were some other things, I found, were either unbelievable or just plain boring. One was the dialogue between the H/h of this book; I had a lot of problem with those. They w...
  • Irene
    2019-07-20
    Compared to Annabel Joseph's Properly Spanked series or even to Joseph's other stand-alone stories such as Disciplining the Duchess, Lily Mine felt a bit phoned in. I don't believe regencies have to be 450 pages to be full of depth but I believe a story can be going through the motions, whether it starts and ends in 250 pages or 600 pages. Cute plot but the conflict was not there. Lily is a gardener down on her luck. She decides to offer her gard...
  • Lori
    2018-05-30
    4,5 stars
  • Isabel
    2013-04-11
    I'm a fan of historical erotic romances, and this one was a very good surprise. It has my favorite topics in erotic books: kinky sex, BDSM and love... The spankings and the kinky sex were very hot and exciting. James leads Lily for his erotic world, educating her in BDSM in a sweet and tender way. I really enjoy this book...
  • Cyn Mistress Kitty
    2013-05-06
    I really liked this BDSM historical story.The hero was a little bit of a sadist but for the most part, he was a very kind, caring man.This couple was perfect together however, this story was unrealistic and far fetched. I was able to overlook that and enjoy the book.
  • Sassafrass
    2017-05-20
    *4.5 STARS*Oh how I wish this one was longer!Lily Mine - Annabel Joseph  I wish this one was longer, I just didn't want it to end.  I'm not usually a fan of historicals but I loved the way this one was written.  I really was rooting for Lily and James.  And even though I knew things were going to come to a head, I still cringed and railed when Lily ran away. I was surprised about Lily's connection to James's wife's family (I bet that makes ...
  • Fiordiligii
    2016-11-06
    In theory, I like the idea of an erotic historical romance. Some of my all time favourites are historicals and I often have wished for the love scenes to be a bit on the steamier side. The problem arises when the author's voice and writing style sounds "strange" or unbelievable in a historical setting. In this case, the voice actually didn't feel fake, the plot, however, all the more. The sex scenes were - for all the hitting and whipping that's ...
  • Beth buswell
    2017-07-27
    What a book!! Wow! Where do I begin? This book is AMAZING! In the unfortunate event that I had to put this book down I kept thinking of the characters and counting the seconds until I could pick it back up again. I loved that that while this book is set in the past and she used a lot of period appropriate terms and sayings most of the language was modern especially when it came to the conversations. It's also full of the good stuff too,and it was...
  • Danielle Thomas
    2017-03-17
    Love this book. Real bodice ripper, with hot bdsm sex.
  • Monique
    2011-07-01
    Annabel Joseph’s latest novel, Lily Mine is a historical fantasy that takes place in England during the mid 1820’s. Twenty-one year old, Lily Kendall has just been disowned by her father for an indiscretion that has caused him to lose his job. Lily makes her way from London to the English countryside to seek employment as a gardener. Her dream is to one day have her own greenhouse and flower shop. After turning down several offers of housekee...
  • LoveRomance
    2011-07-08
    Annabel Joseph is an "auto-buy" author for me. My favorite book of hers is Comfort Object, a very hot D/s contemporary romance. If that is what you are expecting when you start reading Lily Mine, you will be disappointed or confused. Joseph's newest release is first and foremost a sweet historical romance. Yes, the character Lily is naturally submissive and quickly learns to enjoy mild bondage and discipline, but that is all very secondary to the...
  • Min
    2012-06-01
    LOL. this book was so bad it made me laugh. the author couldn't even keep track of whether or not the (H)ero was abandoned by his fiancee or his wife. first, the woman ran away weeks BEFORE the actual wedding. then, there was an actual marriage that got annulled (which seems to imply the secret dissolution of the marriage is no longer a secret). she's referred to as "Lady Ashbourne" by the servants and there are constant reminders that she might ...
  • Emily
    2012-08-02
    Raised as a gardeners daughter, Lily was thrown out of her family when the families son took liberties she had not wished upon herself but had no choice in the matter. Finding herself on the road to Lilyvale Manor, Lily is hoping to find a position as a gardener with goals in mind to live her life proudly instead of a less desirable path.Lord Ashbourne is not sure what to think of the woman before him, her uncanny resemblance to the woman who was...
  • Kate
    2011-10-01
    It should be said that I typically do not read within the genre. However, the idea of a Regency erotic romance fit in nicely with my recent movie marathons. Lily Mine is very romantic and sweet with some kink. I read this book in three sittings -- the last half in one night. Way past my bedtime.Lily herself is charming, naive about sexuality and upper class behavior while being experienced in working in a garden (from her father's business). The ...
  • Milena Benini
    2012-06-22
    I've put this on my historicals shelf even though, in all honesty, it shouldn't sit there. I've read quite a few wallpaper-historicals in my time, but this isn't even wallpaper; it's stick-a-piece-of-scotch-tape-over-that-giant-hole-in-the-wall-and-hope-nobody-notices-historical, but that's too long for a shelf name. Not even dress descriptions give an idea of the period, the modes of thinking, behaviour and address are so off-mark my daughter wo...
  • Writer
    2013-04-19
    BDSM in the early 1800'S ? hmm...you'll be surprised!, March 27, 2013Amazon Verified PurchaseThis review is from: Lily Mine: A Historical Fantasy (Kindle Edition)I have read quite a lot of historical books, as a matter of fact that's how I got started and got hooked in reading historical romance and Gothic novels written by such as great authors as the likes of Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt, Daphne Du Maurier just to name a few and they all vary in...
  • Sue Lyndon
    2011-10-03
    This is one of the best books I've read in a while. After reading it, I immediately bought a few more titles by this author, that's how much I liked it. Lily Mine held my interest from the first page to the very last. I've never read a historical romance with BDSM in it before, and I must say, I really liked how it was portrayed in such a loving way. Lily and James are thrown together into convienent but challenging circumstances and must fight t...
  • Dar
    2013-06-16
    I'm torn between 3 and 4 stars, so I'll go with 3.5 and round up to 4, because while I liked the book, I didn't really like it, but I more than just liked itThe story was interesting enough, poor, disgraced and disowned gardeners daughter resembles Earl's runaway wife, so so poses as her to stop the disgrace of his name and wife's younger daughter. They enter into it innocently enough, but, this is an erotic book, so bedroom activities commence. ...
  • SimplyyFrankie
    2013-10-13
    Character development is practically nonexistent, and the plot is very rushed. The writing is really, really bad, and as hard as I tried to overlook it, it overshadows the story. I suspect this was the author's first foray into writing, because the writing in Disciplining the Duchess isn't nearly as bad. Here's an example from page 121 of the book:"The problem is that…" Chew, chew, chew. She waited anxiously to hear what the problem was. He fin...
  • Angela
    2012-02-15
    I was surprised, pleasantly so. You see, I had read Mercy and on some level I liked the story. However, I am not one for the name calling and harshness of the relationship left me wanting. I understand it is what those characters needed and wanted for their relationship it just kinda made me cringe a little. So you see when I picked up Lily Mine I was unexpectedly surprised by the gentleness of this relationship. This story, Lily Mine was simply ...
  • Lee
    2011-11-17
    [3.5 STARS]The idea of the storyline is intriguing, but: 1) The length of the story is too short. There's not enough room to lead one event to the next. And definitely not enough room for any character development.2) I had a hard time imaging the two characters, Lily and James, to fall in love since there were too much explaining instead of showing. I couldn't get into their characters and appreciate what could have been there.3) The intimacies b...
  • BITE ME
    2011-08-17
    OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK IN EVERY WAY LILY IS RUIND BY HER FORMER EMPLOYER SON IWHEN HER FATHER IS FIRED FOR HIS DAUGHTER SUPPOSEDLY LET HIM HAVE HER AT HIS WILL HER FATHER IS DESECRATED SO HE THROWS HER OUT AND DES ONES HER SO SHE HEADS OFF TO THE COUNTRY SIDE OF LONDON TO FIND A JOB SHE SOON FINDS HER SELF IN LILYFIELD I THINK IT WAS CALD THAT IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN ANY WAY SHE DOSENT NOW THAT WHEN SHE ARIVES THERE LOOKING FOR WORK AS A GARDENER OF SO...
  • Keri
    2011-07-04
    I really appreciate when the hero and heroine admit their feelings for each other without all the posturing and denial drama. This couple met, grew fond of each other, became friends and then were able to admit their attraction for each other. I like that. They didn't lie and when asked a question they gave real answers. THANK YOU! This book wasn't too long but it developed nicely and boy can Ms. Joseph write a hot scene! Every book I've read by ...
  • Charlotte Gatto
    2012-08-15
    What a wonderful read!I don't usually enjoy romantic "I love you so much that I'll do anything for you and I can't live without you" stories, but I really got into this book. I love the way the characters were portrayed, how they spoke and reacted to each other and those around them. The sex scenes didn't turn me on or off probably because I'm really not into consensual BDSM, but the whole story was just so satisfying that I am very glad to have ...