Historical Erotic Romance from Samhain Publishing. Lady Colleen McGregor saves the life of an unknown, wealthy man, laying at the side of the road, drunk. If she doesn't help him, he'll die in the winter storm. She takes him home and cares for him. Colleen is a spinster who never planned on getting married. She and Sebastian are found in a compromising position, and they reluctantly marry to save her reputation. Colleen and Sebastion come to care for one another, while someone is planning on ending their lives. This is a very sweet, romantic story. Enjoyed it alot.
I am a nut over the "English Ton" era and this book did not disappoint. While the sex scenes weren't many-they were still hot and heavy and it even had a mystery entwined with it and I did not guess who the murderer was until almost the end of the book and even then it was between two of the characters. You can't help but sigh happily for Sebastian & Colleen. It is going on my keeper shelf-the next book in the series is Lessons in Seduction about her sister in law Cicely.
Absolutely awesome read. Well developed characters (sub-plot a little weak) who interact believably and well the dialougue is witty and flows very well. There are a few anachronisms on usuage in language, "okay" for one, but not too distracting.
This was a sweet historical romance, nothing new or original, but once I got through the first chapter, very readable. The "mystery" part of the story was weak. As far as erotica goes, this was not that much (if at all) more explicit than most historical romances on the market. I would read another by this author.
At first, there's a lot of push and pull between Sebastian and Colleen since neither one wanted to be married period, and not just with each other. But as in the way with romance, once they learned more about the other, they easily fell in love. I liked the natural progression of that. The mystery of who was trying to kill off Sebastian and his line was a little predictable and contrived, but it's not so bothersome. I still saw how it brought the couple closer together. And, of course, the heated love scenes were a definite plus. The ending was a little abrupt, but this was still a sweet romance. 3.5 stars.
Just didn't wow me. I thought our heroine was a bit of a ninny. Upset because you're now a rich Countess?? Come on!