Hot Under the Collar (Lords of Lancashire #2) by Jackie Barbosa

Hot Under the Collar (Lords of Lancashire #2)

Despite the old saw about third sons being destined for the church, no one ever expected the rakish, irresponsible Walter Langston to take up the collar, least of all himself. After an accident renders him unfit for military service, however, he has few other options. When he’s given the post of vicar at a parish church in a sleepy, coastal village, he’s convinced he’ll molder in obscurity. Instead, his arrival brings a sudden resurgence in...


Details Hot Under the Collar (Lords of Lancashire #2)

TitleHot Under the Collar (Lords of Lancashire #2)
Author
Release DateJul 1st, 2012
PublisherJackie Barbosa
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Novella
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Reviews Hot Under the Collar (Lords of Lancashire #2)

  • willaful
    2012-08-01
    What a fresh, memorable story! I was a little disappointed at first to realize that the hero is not a starchy vicar with a calling but one by default -- as a viscount's son with an unfortunate army experience, there's no other respectable profession open to him. Then I decided it could be interesting to read about such a situation, which presumably happened fairly often. It was indeed.When Walter sees Artemisia Finch waiting to collect a member o...
  • Ridley
    2012-08-01
    This is one of those reads where the author's voice made me want to overlook its flaws. Looking at the book now, it's nothing particularly fresh and/or original. She even tosses in a "He wore his hair longer than was currently fashionable," which, now that I've pointed this out, you will notice is in nearly every historical romance ever. While I was reading it, however, I didn't want to put the damn thing down. Something about the characters had ...
  • Janet
    2012-07-11
    What a charming couple, particularly the vicar. It was impossible not to like them. It seems I'm quite jaundiced about courtesans in historical fiction. Some are portrayed more realistically than others -- like Blanche Hardcastle in Jo Beverley's Rogue series. Yes, we meet Blanche when she's a successful, accomplished and vastly popular actress but she, to paraphrase her former lover and protector Lucien, made her way up through the shadowy ranks...
  • Las
    2012-07-12
    I won a copy of this from Jackie Barbosa on Twitter...Many historical romances have a corrupt vicar, usually a man who was the third son and had no other means of income. Not being a religious person at all, I've always been intrigued but that type of character. How must it have been for a person who doesn't have the desire or beliefs for such a position to have no other option to be be a vicar? It's not something I can imagine handling well myse...
  • Kelly_Instalove
    2012-06-25
    And by one means or another, he meant to have her. In the most unholy ways imaginable. The happy couple....Artemisia Finch is a former courtesan who has returned home to care for her ailing father. Walter Langston is a third son who finds himself ministering to a small parish after his military career ends in injury.The setting....An English village. I kept picturing everything set in Dibley, with a young Richard Armitage as Walter, but without t...
  • Kelly
    2012-07-13
    I enjoyed Hot Under the Collar; it’s a fairly steamy romance novella with a happy-go-lucky vicar as the hero. No kidding.One of the things I love about the romance genre is that its authors often take the accepted assumptions about the time (for example that women were downtrodden waifs whose lives were completely controlled by men) and turn them around, writing novels with independent female characters who direct their own lives. Hot Under the...
  • Christiana
    2014-03-28
    Hot under the collar is the follow up novel to the short story The Lesson Plan. Freddie's twin, Walter Langston is a third son of a viscount who has escaped death in the military service and has reluctantly come to the conclusion that it would be safer to become a man of the cloth. An unmarried handsome vicar attracts all sorts of prospective young ladies and their mamas, which Walter spends a great deal of time fending off.However when he spies ...
  • Tonileg
    2012-08-02
    I like Walter Langston. He rises to the occasion when ever someone is needed without complaints or excuses, he just gets the business done. He wanted to be a soldier, but when that didn't work out, he accepted to become a Vicar to a sleepy town in Cumbria instead of just living off his rich family's wealth. Walter is a good person and although he was a trouble maker and a lover when he was young living in the high life of London, he has now settl...
  • Claudia
    2013-05-30
    Lovely and hot historical novella about a vicar who came to his profession rather unexpectedly and a fallen woman. I wished we would have seen more of how they actually fell in love with each other. They felt instantly lust for each other but the other part was a bit missing for me. I really loved Walther. He was such a fresh breath of air who found his calling with his new profession. Loved seeing his journey! Favourite quote:In fact, if it wher...
  • Katie(babs)
    2013-05-30
    Fans of regency romance will enjoy this one. The heroine is a "fallen" woman and she falls for the new village vicar, and her for her. They have this instant attraction for one another and act on it right away, within a day. That may seem too fast but Jackie writes a very believable lust at first sight, mainly on the part of the vicar who is a wonderful hero. The heroine isn't too bad either and compliments the hero.If you enjoy easy to read hist...
  • Karen
    2015-02-02
    Not bad. It was a very different kind of romance and I loved how Walter was an unconventional (to say the least) Vicar that made his parishioners see their double standards regarding scandal and their behavior - especially towards Artemesia.The end felt rushed with a big public blowup that helped smooth everything out. i would have preferred the accepted Artemsia without the reveal. But still a sweet, quick read.
  • Rebecca
    2012-07-09
    This is a charming novella about a vicar hero and a former courtesan heroine. The vicar Walter is a charmer and has a great sense of humor, and while I found it a bit improbably that the small village that had spent years looking down on Artemisia could find a way to accept and forgive her, the story is delightful. I highly recommend this one, and I'll certainly be checking out the first and third in the series!
  • Katherine
    2012-10-24
    This was a kindle freebie.This was a pleasant read, with two very likable characters that I was happy to see get their HEA. The resolutions were a bit too neat, but that was also part of the book's charm.Note that story ends at 84% with excerpts from other titles taking up the rest, but since I like her books, and the book was free, I didn't mind.
  • RIF
    2012-10-02
    Enjoyable. Slightly different, but I can't help compare it to another vicar loves ex courtesan story, a Notorious Countess Confesses by Julie Ann Long, and few will come out ahead in my book. Still worth the read.
  • Mandapanda
    2012-08-01
    2.5 stars. Very superficial historical romance novella that is saved by it's quirky hero. Using the Vicar as the dashing MC is a stroke of genius. Hopefully a better writer (who writes in the full-length format) will take this idea and give us another take on it.
  • Joy
    2013-11-09
    3.5 stars. I liked the way the hero was a force for good in the lives of his parishioners for the good despite being not conventionally religious at all.
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  • Noelle Pierce
    2012-08-06
    Loved Walter!!! Yes, suspension of belief was needed but it was a great story, with fully developed characters. Fun, light, perfect for a quick read.
  • Carolina Cordeiro
    2012-08-27
    A good point read. Enjoyed. Even though I am a fan of that many religious content i understood, obviously, why it had to be so. A nice novel.
  • Emily
    2012-08-26
    I really enjoyed reading this little ebook. I thought the plot was clever, and the characters great. I look forward to reading more work from this author.
  • Elizabeth Vail
    2013-07-27
    Lovely - villain was a bit too obvious.