Beyond Seduction - Bastion Club, Bk 6 Author:Stephanie Laurens In a moment of recklessness, Gervase Tregarth, 6th Earl of Crowhurst, swears he'll marry the next eligible lady to cross his path. Cloistered at his ancestral castle in Cornwall, with nary a suitable woman for miles, he never expects he'll have to fulfill his pledge, at least not until the London Season begins. But then he meets his neighbor, th... more »e very appealing Madeline Gascoigne.
Years of secret service to the Crown have taught Gervase the value of always having a loophole--there will be no wedding if he and Madeline are incompatible in any way. So he sets out to prove that they would make a most dreadful match... by luring her into his arms and, ultimately, his bed.
From their very first kiss, Gervase discovers that the headstrong and independent Madeline is no meek country miss... and that the fire between them will burn long beyond that first seduction.« less
I would advise reading the other books in the series before reading this one... just so you can keep up with the characters. A thoroughly enjoyable romantic romp through the English countryside with just enough danger and intrigue to keep my interest. I really enjoyed this book even more than some of the earlier ones.
Wonderfully romantic escapism novel. The Bastion Club is a group of English gentlemen returned from the wars with Napoleon who all must marry. They form the Bastion Club and buy a residence in which to meet and share info on prospective brides and which debutantes and managing future mothers-in-laws to avoid. Of course there are mysteries which lead them to meet women they most likely would never have met in Almack's Assembly Room. The struggle between strong willed men and women ensue with lots of torrid romance thrown in.