Lady Alicia Pemberton braced herself to commit an act of desperation.
I liked this one more than I thought I would. Beneath a Regency battle of wills, there are quite a few surprising twists and I *loved* some of the secondary characters!
drake uses lady alicia to make society accept him, exact revenge on his father, and in the process of seducing her, loses his heart.
to save her family from ruin, Alicia Pemberton agrees to wed drake wilder She insists on marriage in name only but drake has other plans. He uses her for revenge ona father he never knew and then seduces her into his bed. I love this book!! it is fun and a good page turner.
Historical romance about a lady forced to mary the owner of a gambling club
good book, fun reading and fast
Society shunned the base-born rogue. Matrons whispered behind their fans about his sensual exploits. Young ladies secretly dreamed of his intimate touch. No one expected Drake Wilder to force his way into the closed ranks of nobility- by coercing a very proper lady to the altar.
I don't really get why I read this all the way through, as it's one overly familiar plot element after another, and the sex scenes have an unrealistic choreographed feeling. I suspect it's because the author knows how to do a fast paced page turner, the suspense being when will the characters figure out what I've already guessed.
The hero Drake is really kind of a pain, with his obsession with revenge and his near-impossible sexual control, but he's not the only regency historical hero written that way by far, so I guess I can't blame the author for that. I was able to relate much better to the female characters - Alicia, the heroine; her friend Sarah; her mother Eleanor, who suffers from dementia; Yates, the servant beaten and left for dead by her husband. It's no classic, but it did hold my interest to the end.
He was shunned by society. She was looking for a way to save her family. The marriage was supposed to be in name only, but he was at risk of loosing his heart.