My absolute favorite one out of the series. I'm glad I read this one last because if I didn't, I would have hated the other ones in the series. I loved that Helen wasn't experienced and we didn't get the usual spousal rape scene in all the other books of the series. This one was a lot of fun and much more light-hearted. There is some light bondage. Spenser and Helen are a great couple. There are some cameos from the other characters of previous books so I would recommend you read them first.
Set in Regency England (though not a Regency romance), Coulter's latest historical novel describes, with delectable humor and sexuality, the romance between the beautiful Lady Helen and the Spenser Heatherington, Lord Beecham. A libertine, Spenser has vowed that he won't marry and produce an heir until just before he's ready to meet his maker. But his resolve wavers when he meets Helen, an inn-keeper who enchants every man she meets. At first, Helen would rather have Spenser as her partner than her lover, but she soon changes her mind. Helen's powerful discipline not only engenders great enjoyment for her and Lord Beecham in the bedroom, but in less steamy situations provides levity for the reader. In addition, a mystery subplot--concerning what might have happened to Aladdin's Lamp had the Knights Templar brought it back to England during the realm of Edward I--is intermixed with the love story. The novel reintroduces several beloved characters from Coulter's The Sherbrooke Bride and The Hellion Bride, who add to the droll good times. Coulter's romances may sometimes miss the mark, but she's in top form here, with a good-guy hero in pursuit of a worthy heroine. Readers will wish them years of delightful torment, silk cravats and all.
"Helen is a big girl----only two inches shorter than Heatherington----a resolute taskmistress, owner of her own inn. She adores her father, Lord Prith, and wants to find the lamp more than anything. It is her only passion----until she meets Heatherington. "
Coulter fans met Spenser Heatherington in "The Sherbrooke Bride" and Helen Mayberry in "Mad Jack." Now the two get together to track down a mystical treasure that Helen calls King Edward's Lamp. He was hoping for a lover, but she wants a partner.
Helen is a big girl--only 2 inches shorter than Heatherington--a resolute taskmistress, owner of her own inn. She adores her father, Lord Prith, and wants to find the lamp more than anything. It is her only passion--until she meets Heatherington.
Spenser Heatherington, Lord Beecham, enjoys Helen's pursuit of him. He is a renowned, womanizer, a resolute bachelor, and really enjoys his life. When she throws him to the ground and sits on him, and finally admits that he will succumb to her, she informs him, to his chagrin, that she doesn't want a lover, she wants partner.
But things work out a bit differently than either of them expect, Indeed, Heatherington , used to being thwarted, takes drastic steps to change his "big girl's" mind
Do they find Helen's lamp Is there more to this treasure than either of them knows?
Read on and find our...
Whoever said eavesdroppers never hear anything good was never privy to the titillating conversation Spenser Heatherington, Lord Beecham, overhears at a party. But then, there's nothing retiring or at all usual about Helen Mayberry, daughter of eccentric Lord Prith. Helen is a statuesque blue-eyed, blond Aphrodite who owns her own inn and has read everything academic and otherwise on the art of discipline. An inveterate womanizer, Heatherington determines--based on a conversation he wasn't supposed to hear--that he would love to teach Helen what he knows about the subject and maybe learn something new in the process. When Helen tells Heatherington that she wants him for her partner, he wholeheartedly agrees but is dismayed when she further explains that she needs his skill to help locate a mythical golden lamp rumored to make its possessor all-powerful. But both are overwhelmed by their responses to each other--a passion that cannot be denied--in the middle of a fox hunt, in a rundown shack, on the floor of her father's study.... Marked by The New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter's trademark wit and sensuality, The Courtship is a keeper!
fair condition. Spenser Heatherington, Lord Beecham, enjoys Helen's pursuit of him. He is a renowned womanizer, a resolute bachelor, and really enjoys his life. When she throws him to the ground and sits on him, and he finally admits that he will succumb to her.