A Duke's Temptation (Bridal Pleasures, Bk 1)
A Duke's Temptation - Bridal Pleasures, Bk 1 Author:Jillian Hunter Samuel Charles Aubrey St. Aldwyn, Duke of Gravenhurst, is a radical rogue and champion of unpopular causes. No one would dream that he is also the author of a bestselling series of dark historical novels, a writer accused of corrupting the morals of the public, and a master seducer who counts among his passionate fans wellborn Miss Lily Boscastl... more »e. But Lily is no stranger to disrepute.
When her engagement to another man ends in a tarnished image and public disgrace, Lily is forced to seek employment outside London -- as housekeeper for Gravenhurst himself. Her sharp wit and sensuality appeal to his wicked instincts -- and she’s a perfect match for every beguiling move he makes. Yet there’s more to him than Lily imagined -- a secret known to few living souls, ghosts from the past that haunt both of their futures in ways too dangerous for even the duke to have invented.« less
I know a lot of readers tend to typically like the "bad boy" hero who reforms for the heroine, but this story may change your mind.
I love when heros know they want the heroine from the start and arrange the situation in order to get the results they desire. This book is just like that. Although fate has a hand in the matter, the ultimate story-line is a man that takes control of the situation and makes the heroine fall in love with him without being to domineering. Add to that her unique reason for striking out on her own and the secret of his unusual occupation and it's a great read.
This was a great fun read, lots of twist and turns. The characters were fun to get to know and care about. It is one of those books you want to read in one sitting. Hard to put down. Looks to be a fun series.