Complete garbage, in my opinion. A young & innocent heroine marries impotent old codger who persuades her to have an affair to produce an heir story. She picks a bitter & divorced jaded earl after he rescues her from a very contrived & convenient attack by her husband's disguised & greedy villain of a nephew. The H&H sleep together, of course she gets pregnant, and the plot predictably thickens from there. Too much push-pulling melodrama to be believed, HUGE overuse of the big misunderstanding, and the H&H are both TSTL. I gave it one star.
Great book. Great author. I loved this book. I started it at 10 pm on a work night and stayed up until 1:30 am during close week. Not one of her hottest books but a charming story.
WAS IT ONE NIGHT OF PASSION...
When Lady Serena Boyce's husband, the elderly Duke of Warrington, could not give her an heir, he asked her to take a lover in order to produce a child. She never dreamed it would mean falling in love. One look at the handsome stranger who rescued her from a thief, and virginal Serena was overcome with desire. Dark and compelling, Lucien Clayborne, Marquess of Daneridge, was everything her honor warned her against. Yet the anguish in his soul drew her nearer...and before the night was through, she had gifted him with her innocence.
...OR A LOVE THEY WERE DESTINED TO SHARE?
Then the duke was murdered, and Lucien discovered Serena was pregnant. Still reeling from the death of his cherished daughter and enraged by his first wife's callous betrayals, Lucien's honor demanded that he make Serena his bride. But the rapture of their one night together had unlocked feelings he thought his heart had forgotten, and now a chilling evil threatened their chance to claim a love that promised to last a lifetime.
Old fashioned writing, but great story! Serena had to find a lover so she could have an heir for her husband.
She did not plan on meeting Lucien. This book kept me up late, and I couldn't put it down I had to know what would happen next!