The Would-Be Widow is the story of Lady Jocelyn, who is required to marry in order to prevent her scheming aunt from taking over her rightful inheritance. Jocelyn marries a dying Major and promises to provide for his sister after his demise. However, much to her surprise, the Major is able to recover, with the help of a knowledgeable doctor. As the Major finds himself falling in love with Jocelyn, she can't help but succumb to his charms-but will they proceed with their annulment? Or has love found Lady Jocelyn?
I thoroughly enjoyed this Regency-just the right amount of tension, love and romance to make it an exciting book. Great edition to any romance lover's library.
Beautiful Lady Jocelyn Kendal had two pressing reasons to find a husband. First, she would lose her vast legacy to her grasping cousin Elvira if she did not. And second, the man she adored, the dashing Duke of Candover, refused to take a wife, but had a definite taste for married ladies.
In Major David Lancaster, Jocelyn thought she found the perfect husband. For this wounded officer lay on the brink of death, badly in need of funds to support his orphaned sister.
Thus the deal was struck, the vows exchanged, all Jocelyn's problems solved - until the maddening Major Lancaster made it clear that a death bed was not for him...and that a marriage bed most certainly was...