The REluctant Suitor Author:Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Lady Adriano Sutton has long adored Colton Wyndham, to whom she has been promised by an agreement of courtship and betrothal since childhood. As a young girl, she was wounded by Colton's stubborn refusal to comply with his father's wishes and by his angry departure for a life of adventure and danger in the British army. — No longer the plain tom... more »boy Colton had spurned, Lady Adriana has blossomed into a much desired beauty. Yet the only man she desires s the decorated hero who has finally come home to claim his rightful title. Arrogant and seductive as ever, he remains averse tot he idea of their betrothal, in spite of his growing desire for her.
Forced into a courtship with this spirited woman, Colton's heroic heart is moved by her charm, grace and sensuality. But a secret from his past may doom their burgeoning love...even as the treacherous schemes of a sinister rival threaten to steal the remarkable lady from his arms forever.« less