Lord Simon marries a simple country girl (Lucy) and leaves for London the next day intent on his spying duties. Lucy hears rumors of infidelity, rushes off to London to confront Simon and proceeds to seduce Simon back to her bed. The adventure continues from there...use your imagination.
I understand the Englishmen's duty to his country but adultery really is taking your loyalty too far. There is absolutely no reason Simon couldn't tell his wife what was going on, after all, she was not involved in Isabella's hijinx. Of course, I realize that that would have ruined the storyline, but still, men are stupid. Simon's actions are irritating and insulting to all women but as a storyline, I guess it does its job.
I wonder if John Foxworth will have his own book. I really liked him. His tortured past would make a good story.
Not enough character development for me...
A very good book - keeps you interested the whole time.
I really enjoyed this book. Lucy was great.
The stranger in her bed...
Wedded and bedded, Lucy is devastated when she's abandoned by her new husband the very next day. Though it was a marriage of convenience, their heated wedding night gave her hope that it would turn into something more. But she refuses to be the demure bride left behind on a country estate while the stranger she married goes gallivanting about London - even if she has to create a scandal of her own!
Simon, the Earl of Devingham, would prefer his exquisite bride remain at home where he left her. Instead, she follows him to London...seducing him with her fiery kisses, enchanting him with her scorching touches, and awakening in him an insatiable hunger. His duty to the Crown demands that he remain in town, but Lucy has entered a most periolous game - and she will not forfeit without SImon's total surrender.
Very good was I have come to except from Debra Mullins.