This is the sequel to "The Abduction of Julia" and a prequel of sorts to the Talisman Ring series featuring the St. John brothers.
After an early, tragically (and somewhat comically) ended marriage, Sara (St. John) Lawrence finds herself banished to Bath with a middle-aged chaperone when her older brothers decide that she needs to settle down and re-marry. She determines that her best course of action is to find a husband of convenience who will let her do her own thing. Unfortunately, things don't go exactly according to plan.
Enter Nicholas Montrose. Sara doesn't particularly want to marry him, and he definitely doesn't want to marry her. But since they are desperately in lust, it somehow happens anyway, with a lot of help (read: threats) from Sara's brothers. Nick suffers from severe migraines and painful childhood memories of an opium-addicted mother, and is determined to send Sara away before he ruins her life - and very nearly succeeds on both counts.
This book has a fairly lightweight plot, and is a fun, easy read. Sara and Nick are enjoyable characters, and you're also introduced to Anna and Anthony, whose love story follows in "An Affair to Remember." Karen Hawkins obviously has a great sense of humor, and that comes through in all of her books, including this one.
I really, really liked this book, although I'm rather at a loss as to why! There's not much of a plot, what plot there is is predictable, and yet the characters are so appealing and likable. I couldn't put it down and hated to see it end. But, for the life of me I don't know why! Try for yourself and see what you think.
This was a fun book to read! The lead female was so innocent and trying to be independent that no matter what she did it was usually a bit too over the top.
Loved the lead male and as usual he is dark and brooding. Story moves along at a great pace, lots of funny scenes and tension building situations. A great read.
She wants to choose her own husband before her brothers can marry her off to some old man. She makes a proposal to England's most notorious rake. He agrees to teach her how to seduce a man unknowing it is him she chooses