A Love by Any Measure by Killian McRae

Title: A Love by Any measure

Author: Killian McRae
Publisher: Tulipe Noire Press
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: November 8, 2011
Source: From Publisher, For Review.
Overall: 4/5 
An Irish lass. An English lord.
A love that overcomes all boundaries.

August Grayson has secretly dreamt of the girl living on his family’s Irish estate since childhoods spent together in Killarney. Now a proper Lord of the British Empire, he knows that Maeve could never be more than just a distant fantasy. Still, if only…

Maeve O’Connor owns nothing in this world but her good name, which proves just enough to win a proposal for a marriage of convenience to a good, Irish lad. Until the wedding, however, she’s in dire straits. Rent on the cottage she and her father share is due, but there simply isn’t the money to pay. Driven to desperation, Maeve hopes Lord Grayson, her childhood-chum-turned-dashing-English-rogue, will prove lenient when she comes seeking clemency.

The temptation presented proves too much, and August offers Maeve a compromise: should she permit him twice as long on each succeeding visit to do whatever he wishes in pursuit of his pleasure, he will consider her rent paid. Starting with a mere five seconds, pulses soon out race the ticking clock, as August’s desires become Maeve’s own. Passion blinds them to the challenges closing in on both the Irish and English fronts, threatening to destroy the love they’ve discovered.

Working to bridge that which divides them, tempting fate with each stolen kiss, and torn between desire and obligation, Maeve and August must strive to overcome all and find a love by any measure…

 My Review:
An Irish beauty and her father have been living in a cottage on a British Lord’s estate. As the years pass, and with very little income, they keep struggling to pay rent. Now finding themselves no longer able to afford their home, Maeve O’Connor is willing to do anything to save it.
When Lord August Grayson returns to his Ireland home after being gone for so many years, he seizes this opportunity, and offers a compromise with Maeve. August has always desired Maeve, especially now given his position which entails that he cannot have her. He wants to fulfill all his desires in exchange for Maeve and her father keeping their home, without having to pay rent.
Will Maeve childhood feelings for August rekindle with each visit, or will her actions tarnish her good name forever if August leaves once again…
I was so excited when being offered to review A Love by Any Measure, as my appreciation for historical romance is growing with every new read. I am really glad that I was given the opportunity as this was definitely an enjoyable read for me!
My favorite elements of A Love by Any Measure include the wonderfully depicted Ireland scenery and the country’s history. I have always been intrigued by historical elements portrayed within novels; the realistic aspect of the history Killian describes made me appreciate the story that much more.
With engaging characters and well-developed plot, A Love by Any Measure will keep readers glued to the pages and devour every last word. Historical Romance fiction lovers, you won’t want to miss this!
I recommend A Love by Any Measure to all who enjoy Historical Romance and Adult Fiction, filled with greed, lust, and passion.
An Enjoyable Read, Well Written.
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I received no monetary compensation from it.**
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