The Hellion is Tamed

League of Lords, Book 4

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Pub Date 22 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 31 Jul 2021

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Time-traveling lovers navigate the sinister streets of London—while denying their enchantment and desire. If you like THE NEVERS, this series is for you!

He’s a viscount’s bastard who sees more than he wants to...

Rescued from the slums and molded into a gentleman, Simon Alexander lost the love of his life to a mystical world he’s always spurned. Still searching for the time traveler who stole his heart, he’ll stop at nothing to find her. When he does, he finds he can’t trust her—or his desire. Will he be able to tame his fear, and his hellion, once and for all?

She's a time-traveling socialite...

Transforming Emma Breslin from a poverty-stricken termagant into an aristocrat is easier than anyone imagined. Nearly overnight, she delights society as a trendsetting sensation. Torn between her obsession with the man who’s never forgiven her for leaving and her fight to safeguard the magical gem she stole from him, Emma battles to survive without the man she loves. But when her life is threatened, Simon Alexander is the only person in any time she can trust.

Come along for a passionate story where passion defies time and love conquers betrayal.

Ready for Simon's story of forbidden love, time travel, and intrigue? The Hellion is Tamed is #4 in the steamy Victorian paranormal romance series Publishers Weekly calls, “A superpowered twist on Victorian romance!"

Time-traveling lovers navigate the sinister streets of London—while denying their enchantment and desire. If you like THE NEVERS, this series is for you!

He’s a viscount’s bastard who sees more than...


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The Hellion is Tamed is #4 in this series. Time traveling lovers deny their attraction while navigating the sinister streets of London. Emma is the time-traveling poverty stricken socialite who is in love with Simon. Simon is also in love with Emma. A love that has lasted through time. This novel is amazing. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way affects my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

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I really enjoyed this book. The romance and the time travel was something I was not expecting. I recommend reading the other books in the series as I didn’t know what was happening going in but I was immediately drawn in and realized that I was as along for the ride.

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Will he be able to let the past go for a future with her ... I have read two books in this series, and the beginning each time unsettled me as I have to grasp with the heroes’s turn of mind. This time though it was a bit easier. I had just to check with the previous book as it was set at a different time. Amusing for a time travel story. And yes, the action takes place 10 years after the end of the last story. So the last time I read about Simon, he was in between a man and a boy. Now he is a full grown man. His mission is to retrieve the woman who has filled his thoughts during the last ten years from a gruesome fate. He has finally found a mean to get to her. But he is a very angry man. Determined to save her life but after that to wash his hands of her. His younger self then his older too never thought she could have had issues which could have prevented her to come back to him. So he believed once he offers her a different future, he has repaid in some sort what he owes her. Simon is a man who can hold a grudge for a long time, he can’t let go of the past, is it because he sees the deceased, yet what ever are his circumstances, he has never been able to close the door of his past. Thus it also closes his heart to a future with someone else, so angry he is at all those who left him, blind to the others he has found on his path afterward. Emma is from a different time, a different period where life was even harsher if you were not born in the right place. Which was alas not her case. Each day is a battle, even worse if you were a woman and different. She never had someone to help or tutor her, so it is her, all alone who deals with her cursed gift. She could have turned it to her advantage and profit from her ability to travel into time, but never did she used it to her gain. Why she tried, and tried again to reach for the boy who saw her, really saw her. But when she was able to find to him again, he was no more a boy but a man, a man who seemed to have her long forgotten as he was warming someone else bed. Their relationship as adults is one of angst as Simon is unable to forgive her for not coming back when she is not guilty of his reproaches. She is just an emotional outlet he uses to keep others at arm-length, if no one breaks into his armor once more, he won’t hurt be again. When Emma all along longed for their reunion. Ready for more, but rejected again and again. I would have slapped Simon many times for throwing tantrums like a spoiled child, deaf and blind that Emma was little more than a child when they meet, so not really controlling her talent. A bit of groveling would have been nice from his side. 4.5 stars It was fun to see again the other members of the league, older, more poised. 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹 onscreen lovemaking scenes. I have been granted an advance copy by the author, here is my true and unbiased opinion.

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Rescued from the slums and moulded into a gentleman, Simon Alexander lost the love of his life to a mystical world he’s always spurned. Still searching for the time traveller who stole his heart, he’ll stop at nothing to find her. When he does, he finds he can’t trust her—or his desire. Transforming Emma Breslin from a poverty-stricken termagant into an aristocrat is easier than anyone imagined. Nearly overnight, she delights society as a trend setting sensation. Torn between her obsession with the man who’s never forgiven her for leaving and her fight to safeguard the magical gem she stole from him, Emma battles to survive without the man she loves. But when her life is threatened, Simon Alexander is the only person in any time she can trust. This is the fourth book in the series, it’s easily read on its own but to fully appreciate it I’d recommend reading the series in order. It takes place a decade after the third book & Simon is now a grown man & has spent the last ten years trying to find Emma. A well written book with strong characters, I really liked Emma who had been kept from Simon through no fault of her own. I liked Simon but wanted to shake him several times. I loved the attraction between the pair which was beyond electric. This series has been different from the norm & I loved the time travelling aspects. I found myself engrossed & read it in an afternoon My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read

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This book is from an author who is new to me, so I hadn't read the previous books in the series. Although, it says it can be read as a stand-alone, I personally felt a bit lost without reading the previous books. The main characters meet when Simon is younger and he falls hard for her. He can commune with the dead and meets Emma first when he is younger, because she can time walk. Neither of them give their trust easily due to past hurts which causes a lot of ups and downs in their relationship. Simon will do anything to keep Emma safe and therefore near him unless it's admitting he's in love with her. Only when faced with a challenging situation does he finally open up! I enjoyed this book and I would definitely read other books from this author in future. My review is freely given in exchange for receiving a free copy of the book via Netgalley.

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This exquisite romance gives new meaning to forever! Set ten years after the close of the last book, this one picks up where Simon finally locates Emma, determined to get the Soul Catcher stone back that she stole from the League. Oh my, do these two have some unfinished business! I loved the intensity of their attraction, the pulse-pounding narrative that draws the reading instantly into the story, and the swoon-worthy scenes as these two figured out just how to forgive each other - her for leaving, him for not waiting. Emma may be a bit of a hellion - there's a bit of an Eliza Doolittle story here - but Simon is definitely the one who needs to be tamed. He's carrying so many haunting burdens; it was such a joy to watch him realize that he could chart a new path to happiness and fulfillment with Emma. There's plenty of steam between these two - their intimate scenes are unlike any I've ever read before! I loved how the author zeroed in on their hearts at every point along the story. They certainly aren't short on physical attraction, but there's just so much more to their romance, even when they can't see a future together. The author definitely utilizes the intricacies of time-travel to add emotional depth to their dilemma in ways that are fresh and original. Each of the "gifts" pertaining to the amazing characters in this series is unique and creatively presented. This series really brings a lot of originality to the paranormal world building and I, for one, loved every bit of it. If you love Victorian romances or paranormal stories, you really don't want to miss this series. The spectacular writing and unforgettable characters combine to make this a truly enjoyable reading experience. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.

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I have so enjoyed this series by Tracy Sumner. Simon and Emma are made for each other. The only problem is they are from two different time periods. When Simon figures out how to rescue Emma and bring her back to his time period before something bad befalls her. They have to figure out how to keep her Time Traveling under control. As they work to make Emma into a lady, Simon remembers all the ways he fell in love with her to begin with. This series is wonderful and readers will love this book.

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This is my first book in the series, although I have read Tracy Sumner before. I have enjoyed all of her previous books, so I thought to give this one a try. Since I started in the middle of the series... I do that sometimes :-).... I did not know the premise of the League of Lords and the history. I wasn't expecting the paranormal twist. I do like time travel books... and romance.... sooo if you like time travel, romance, AND paranormal... this is fantastic for you--a love story that extends through time. Emma and Simon have to work through some heavy stuff for their love story. I don't think you need to read the previous books to enjoy this one, but I am sure it adds a richer understanding to do so.

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Since I had mixed feelings on the last book in this series, I wasn't sure if I should pick this one up. I am so glad that I did. I received a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through Netgalley. This is my honest and voluntarily given review. Everyone in the League of Lords has a supernatural gift. Simon talks to ghosts and is quick with his hands. Simon goes back eighty years in time to bring Emma and the Soul Catcher jewel back to his time. Simon wants to raise her status in society just like his adopted brothers did for him. Emma came to their time years ago and stole the Soul Catcher from the League to help her fine-tune her time travel. It has taken him ten years to find her and he wants to keep her in his time for protection her. Even though he is strongly attracted to her, he doesn't trust that she will stay in his time. Even though this is part of a series, this book can be enjoyed as a standalone. This book has suspense, humor, romance, plenty of sizzle, and a few steamy scenes. I love time travel books, but I especially love the twist that Emma has ability to go back and forth in time though not always accurately. This is a fun read.

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Fourth book in the series and it doesn’t disappoint. Simon the youngest of the Alexander brothers talks with the deceased, but as a youth he also spoke with a young girl who wasn’t a ghost and couldn’t communicate with him. Then she just disappears! Emma is a Time Traveler and falls in love with a young man, really a youth. Still learning how to control her supernatural talent she sees that Simon hasn’t waited for her. She steals from him and the League the Soul Catcher. It takes Simon10 years to figure out how to travel in time and retrieve the gem. Once you start reading, you just get caught up in the characters and story. I am voluntarily posting an honest review after reading an Advance Reader Copy of this story.

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The Hellion is Tamed by Tracy Sumner League of Lords #4 Simon Alexander is more than he appears to be. Transplanted into society after beginning in the slums, he has grown into a formidable man who is not 100% comfortable in his skin. When he was fifteen there was a woman that meant the world to him…and then she disappeared. The book begins with him on a quest to bring Emma, the woman from his past, into his life again and that means a bit of time travel…and more. What I liked: * Simon: fast-fingered, soft-hearted, sometimes angry, giving, sees and speaks with ghosts, owner of a business, “brother” to more than one, part off the League of paranormals, in love with Emma…whether or not he is willing to admit it. * Emma: time traveler, born almost a century before Simon, reminded me a bit of Eliza in My Fair Lady, giving, kind, loving, intriguing, perfect for Simon * Josie: Simon’s friend from the past and saver of women * Seeing characters from previous books * The writing, plot, potential for more stories * The way good thwarted evil * All of it except… What I didn’t like: * What I was meant not to like…the baddies…and how they were thwarted Did I enjoy this book? Yes Would I read more by this author? Yes Thank you to the author and NetGalley for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars

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This is Emma and Simon’s story. Simon finally figures out a way to go back in time to 1802 to get Emma. He needs Emma to get them back to 1882. One they get back, the league tries to style Emma as a cousin of the Duke of Ashcroft. Simon is fighting his love for her. She needs protection because someone is trying to send her back to 1802. The league needs to keep her safe. Simon finally accepts his love for her. He will fight for her. She is waiting for him. I loved the league’s supernatural abilities. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

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The fourth installment of the League of Lords series is another fantastic, but challenging love story between Simon, the boy from the slums, taken in by the League and embraced as family, who sees and communicates with ghosts. He is now a gorgeous and successful young man who has spent the better part of ten years searching for the illusive time traveling beauty, Emma who frequently flickered in and out of Simon’s life until ten years ago she took the League’s precious and powerful artifact, the Soul Catcher stone and never returned. Both Simon and Emma are drawn to each other, kindred spirits who come from such similar backgrounds, though originally 80 years apart. Their future happiness faces many obstacles from their mutual lack of trust, the challenges of societies expectations, as well as a new and unexpected difficulty- the time tracer pacing Emma’s every move seeking to return her to her own time and restore order of the historical timeline. The Hellion Is Tamed is an exciting and steamy addition to the League of Lords series. I hope that there will be more to come! I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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This is a great addition to the League of Lords. I enjoy the different and unique talents each person has and how they rely on each other when a crisis arises. They act as a family even though they are not blood related to each other. Having met and then separated by time traveling, Simon is finally able to go back and brings Emma to his present time. Emotions are something that Simon does not express very well but Emma breaks down all of his barriers until he is finally able to tell her he loves her. There is a lot going on in this story with some unexpected danger lurking. It is a great read and I would recommend it along with the other books in this series. I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley and are voluntarily leaving a review.

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I love stories where a love so strong can withstand time especially time travel and Simon and Emma have a love story that transcends time. Emma Breslin’s a time traveler who abandoned him and then stole something from him in the past. Simon Alexander realizes he needs to save her, he needs to find her, the time traveler who stole his heart. When he does find her can he forgive her for abandoning him? A captivating story of a love for all time, will their love conquer all? I voluntarily read and reviewed this extraordinary story.

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Time-traveling lovers navigate the sinister streets of London while denying their enchantment and desire. If you like THE NEVERS, this series is for you!He’s a viscount’s bastard who sees more than he wants to.Rescued from the slums and molded into a gentleman, Simon Alexander lost the love of his life to a mystical world he’s always spurned. Still searching for the time traveler who stole his heart.When I started reading I couldn't put it down.Tracy Sumner is magnifysent and amazing writer.I cannot wait to read more of there books.Keep up the great work.You should definitely read this book.Can't wait for the next book.

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A gentleman who came from the slums and a time travelling heroine... imagination at it's best! Getting off the streets and being taken into the household of a Duke, he is able to be with other people having paranormal abilities and begins to develop his talents of time travel and other things. She is a time traveler who has taken something from the Duke, to help another. They had met before years ago and now he was determined to find her. Engaging story with great characters and storyline!

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I loved Simon and Emma, their relationship was definitely a passionate one! This book is one of a series and it would really help to read them in order, but you would get the story of all of the wonderful characters then. My only complaint is that we didn’t really get the story on how these two met as teenagers I felt a bit in the dark on that one, did Emma time travel to him? Why? 5 stars.

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