The chit was newly arrived from the country, and she'd already had the effrontery to view nude male Greek statues without even blinking an eyelash! At twenty-three, artist and bluestocking Alexandra Chilton was as good as on the shelf. Besdies, she was well-night certain no man was worth the shackles of marriage. Then she met Sebastian, Earl of Branford, London's most notorious rake, a dangerous man determined to win her favors by any means necessary...
Bored and restless, Sebastian wandered into the gaming room at White's and accepted the Earl of Hammerton's challenge: five hundred pounds to seduce the forward filly Alexandra Chilton. Unaware he'd been set up as a pawn by the scheming Hammerton, Branford pursued the artless innocent who brazenly challenged his intellect. Suddenly it was no longer a game, as passion flared and scandal threatened to follow. Unaware of Hammerton's true motives, Sebastian fought to keep Alexandra from disgrace - even as she awakened his jaded heart to a breathtaking love.
Review: Andrea Pickens is one of my favorite Regency authors and this book is no exception. It has been on my keepers shelf for a while but I'm clearing it out for others to share.
My first book by this author, and it won't be the last. Classic Regency.
A simle bet throws them together, can the Earl of Branford, protect his heart....
Great, quick read. The hero and heroine are both likable characters and the relationship really grows naturally throughout the book.