I had seen Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase pop up on many must read lists, and now I know why. Mr. Impossible is the very reason why I fell in love with historical romance, and that’s why it was one of my top 5 picks for 2021.
Daphne Pembroke is a widow and a scholar of Egypt, both the language and the history.
Rupert Carsington is the mouth-watering, devil-may-care younger son of an earl.
Daphne’s brother is kidnapped by her rival. Rupert is once more thrown in an Egyptian prison. Daphne needs Rupert to help rescue her brother.
OMG, you’re totally with me on this, right??
Why I Absolutely Loved Mr. Impossible
I was hopelessly ensnared by the title alone. Mr. Impossible holds all the sexy connotations you want from a historical romance novel title.
Rupert. Dear, dear Rupert. Give me Harrison and Tom Selleck rolled up in a romance novel hero, and you have Rupert.
Ms. Chase did her research. As a history nerd, I soaked in Ms. Chase’s impeccable research and absorbed all the incredibly nuanced details she provided in Daphne and Rupert’s adventure.
Oh yeah…ADVENTURE. This historical romance novel lands outside far outside the normal ballrooms of London for a rollicking good time in Egypt. If you fell in love with adventure with Indiana Jones or even better, the movie The Mummy, you will know how alluring the sands of Egypt can be.
The sex. Ms. Chase has thrown down the gauntlet when it comes to love scenes. She writes sex scenes the way I imagine a sculptor approaches a piece of stone. Lovingly. Carefully. Patiently. Exquisitely. No throbbing members or tight sheaths here. Just simple, heartbreaking love.
Who Should Read Mr. Impossible
If you love:
- Opposites attract historical romance
- Historical romance set in atypical locations
- The Mummy or Indiana Jones
- Melt in your mouth sex scenes
Mr. Impossible is the historical romance for you.
This will absolutely be a re-read for me, right up there with The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn.