Hot Under the Collar (2020)

Hot Under the Collar Jackie Barbosa Hot Under the Collar 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
  • Title: Hot Under the Collar
  • Author: Jackie Barbosa
  • ISBN: 9780984965014
  • Page: 408
  • Format: ebook
Hot Under the Collar Jackie Barbosa 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 moDespite 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 church attendance or at least, the attendance of female parishioners As word of the eligible young vicar spreads, every well heeled family for miles with a marriageable daughter fills his pews, aiming to catch his eye Unfortunately for these hopeful members of his flock, Walter s eye has already been caught by the one woman who doesn t come to church on Sundays.Artemisia Finch left a lucrative career as a celebrated member of London s demimondaine to care for her ailing father Returning home hasn t been easy, though, as her past isn t even a well kept secret in the village When the new vicar arrives on her doorstep, Artemisia is determined to send him on his merry, pious way But Walter Langston is nothing like any man of the cloth she s ever known he s funny, irreverent, handsome, and tempting as sin Falling in love with a vicar would be a very bad idea for a former courtesan Why does this one have to be so hot under the collar
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  1. willaful

    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 of his congregation, he feels both desire and a strange s [...]

  2. Ridley

    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 me dying to know what happened next I d call this somewh [...]

  3. Janet

    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 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 of working girls, prostitutes and courtesans on her back And [...]

  4. Las

    I won a copy of this from Jackie Barbosa on TwitterMany 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 myself, so it was interesting reading about Walter, a decent [...]

  5. Kelly_Instalove

    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 the guy who loves his sheep too much.The storytelling.Sexy an [...]

  6. Kelly

    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 Collar does an excellent job of highlighting one of the [...]

  7. Christiana

    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 a beautiful young lady who does not come to Church, [...]

  8. Tonileg

    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 settled down and done the best job he can as vicar to this [...]

  9. Claudia

    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 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 where not for his black coat and necktie, she would not for a mo [...]

  10. Katie(babs)

    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 historical novellas with sexy love scenes and a lovely coupl [...]

  11. Karen

    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.

  12. Rebecca

    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

  13. Katherine

    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.

  14. RIF

    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.

  15. Mandapanda

    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.

  16. Joy

    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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  18. Noelle Pierce

    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.

  19. Carolina Cordeiro

    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.

  20. Emily

    I really enjoyed reading this little ebook I thought the plot was clever, and the characters great I look forward to reading work from this author.

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