This was a great regency, and I am not a reader too often of this genre. I loved it! Wonderful plot with the hero having his big plan for his life backfire.
Adrian Devereau marries a women taken ill on her way to London to avoid the marriage trap. He believes Leah Statton is on her death bed. Things liven up when she arrives at him home days later alive and very healthy. great story.
The premise of the story is what caught my attention. So, having never read Patricia Coughlin, I started reading and could not put it down. It is thoroughly entertaining the by-play between the H/H is so quick and witty you can just see them falling for each other. I will definitely read more of this author.
Adrian Devereau, sixth duke of Raven cannot dissuade the ladies that he is not marriage material. He decides to marry a lady on her deathbed, then take on the role of grieving widower. But his dying wife rallies, and he finds himself trapped.
Tired of being chased by mariiage minded mamas an eligible duke marries a young lady on her death bed. What happens when his "dead" wife shows up and ruins his plans to play the grieving widower? Nice story with fun dialogue.
Loved it!!! One I did not put down until was done..easy read
Life for Adrian Devereau, the sixth duke of Raven, was flawless, but for one nagging detail. Try as he did to live down to his reputation as the Wicked Lord Raven, the ladies persisted in viewing him as desirable husband material. So he conceived a bold solution to foil them once and for all--he would marry a woman on her deathbed and adopt the role of grieving widower. He even found a most suitable wife: Leah Stretton, overtaken by a sudden illness while journeying to London. But with Leah's "miraculous" recovery, Adrian found himself properly wedded to a beauty as headstrong as she was healthy. Now his only chance at freedom was playing her game. More adept at writing about romance and adventure than living it, Leah could not permit a new family scandal to ruin her sister's launch into society. If Adrian played her devoted husband, she would grant him an annulment later. There was only one rule: neither of them could fall in love. Of course, rules were made to be broken.