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Book Review-The Duke Of Dark Desires by Miranda Neville

Title: The Duke Of Dark Desires
Author: Miranda Neville 
Series: The Wild Quartet 
Format: E Book 
Release Date: December 30 2014 
Publisher: Avon Books 
Pages: 384 Pages 
Acquired: Edelweiss 
Genre: Regency Historical Romance 
ISBN: 978-0-06-224334-8

Synopsis (Goodreads)

Wanted: Governess able to keep all hours . . .
Rebellious Julian Fortescue never expected to inherit a dukedom, nor to find himself guardian to three young half-sisters. Now in the market for a governess, he lays eyes on Jane Grey and knows immediately she is qualified—to become his mistress. Yet the alluring woman appears impervious to him. Somehow Julian must find a way to make her succumb to temptation . . . without losing his heart and revealing the haunting mistakes of his past.

Desired: Duke skilled in the seductive art of conversation . . .
Lady Jeanne de Falleron didn’t seek a position as a governess simply to fall into bed with the Duke of Denford. Under the alias of Jane Grey, she must learn which of the duke’s relatives is responsible for the death of her family—and take her revenge. She certainly can’t afford the distraction of her darkly irresistible employer, or the smoldering desire he ignites within her.

But as Jane discovers more clues about the villain she seeks, she’s faced with a possibility more disturbing than her growing feelings for Julian: What will she do if the man she loves is also the man she’s sworn to kill?

My Review

I received a ARC copy in exchange for a honest review, thanks to Edelweiss and Avon Books.

The Duke Of Dark Desires is Julian’s story–and surprisingly I enjoyed this one quite a bit, a lot more than I expected. I have enjoyed this author quite a bit in the past, but this series, has given me mixed feelings and hasn’t really been easy to connect with, but this latest story reminded me of this authors earlier books that I truly loved.

This story is one that deals with some tough issues, we see interaction with characters that were involved in the french revolution, which was a sad time for many. Both Julian and Jeanne are connected to each other. Julian has one regret, one that haunts him, when he made a mistake, and trusted the wrong person, and ended up betrayed, and a family was killed, including Jeanne…at least that is what he is led to believe. Jeanne lost her family when she was fifteen, and in order to survive she had to become a mistress. Jeanne wants justice for her family and vows to find the man responsible. She arrives in England, and answers a ad for a governess. Then she meets Julian, who upon meeting her, hires her. Julian has recently become a duke, and his mother has left him guardianship of his three sisters, sisters he barely knows. All he wants is to make Jeanne his mistress, but there is so much more to his attraction to her than meets the eye. Even though he will do anything to have her in his bed, he also starts to realize that he wants to keep her for much more than sex, he wants her for life…he just has to convince her of his devotion…

From the beginning of the story, you see how these two are connected to each other, even if they don’t know it at first. And for most of the book, you see them develop a relationship, and even though its obvious that Julian is out to seduce Jeanne, we see a deeper bond form between them one of friendship and trust. We also have other characters involved in the story…the three sisters, who are charming and totally remind me of mine own. I think one of the things that I really enjoyed about this story was the building up of the romance and the love story. Julian and Jeanne’s love story is a bit forbidden due to certain circumstances, but it was quite fun seeing these two handle the sexual tension that builds and how a friendship forms at the same time.

One thing that I had a hard time was fully connecting with the story. I had a enjoyable time with this one, but it wasn’t the type that I had me fully into the story, just one that I could enjoy on a leisure evening. I really liked everything about the story otherwise. The characters were quite intense, and there are some intense moments in this story that really engage you. I had no problem getting into it, and you can read it as a stand alone if needed. Overall this was a well done romance, with unique elements that mixed in well with the solid story line, variations to the plot that might shock you in delightful ways…a story to immerse yourself in! SUPERB!!

My Rating

4 Blossoms

Heat Level

Warm

Series Order
The Importance Of Being Wicked (1)
The Ruin Of A Rogue (2)
Lady Windermere’s Lover (3)
The Duke Of Dark Desires (4)

ARC Book Review-Lady Windermere’s Lover by Miranda Neville

Lady Windermere’s Lover
The Wild Quartet (3)
Miranda Neville
Avon Books
E Book
Published June 24 2014
Acquired: Edelweiss
384 Pages
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-0-06-224332-4
Authors Website 

Synopsis
Hell hath no fury . . .

Damian, Earl of Windermere, rues the day he drunkenly gambled away his family’s estate and was forced into marriage to reclaim it. Now, after hiding out from his new bride for a year, Damian is finally called home, only to discover that his modest bride has become an alluring beauty—and rumor has it that she’s taken a lover. Damian vows to keep his wife from straying again, but to do so he must seduce her—and protect his heart from falling for the wife he never knew he wanted.

Lady Cynthia never aspired to be the subject of scandal.

Lady Cynthia never aspired to be the subject of scandal. But with her husband off gallivanting across Persia, what was a lady to do? Flirting shamelessly with his former best friend seemed like the perfect revenge . . . except no matter how little Damian deserves her loyalty, Cynthia can’t bring herself to be unfaithful. But now that the scoundrel has returned home, Cynthia isn’t about to forgive his absence so easily—even if his presence stirs something in her she’d long thought dead and buried. He might win her heart . . . if he can earn her forgiveness!

My Review

Damian, in his early twenties, while drunk on his birthday with his friends, gambles a important piece of property, a property that was special to his mother. So he marries Lady Cynthia in order to get that land back. Damian works for the foreign office for seven years. After a year of marriage, he returns for a mission and at the same time get his wife back. Cynthia even though married, hasn’t seen her husband in quite some time, and doesn’t seem any harm in flirting with her neighbor, but she is determined never to betray her vows. But when her husband unexpectedly returns, they start to live with each other once again, and Cynthia starts to slowly learn who her husband really is, and discovers a passionate and sensual man who is dedicated to duty and honor. Will Damian and Cynthia be able to learn to love after separation and mistrusts.

Lady Windermere’s Lover is the third book in the wild quartet series and in the past I have learned to really enjoy this author. I found this book to be very enjoyable and fun and easy to love. There wasn’t any big issues that I had with this story, I did feel like it wasn’t the type of story I could fully get into though. I did have a fun time with it, and it was one of those stories you can relax into but not get fully immersed in the story. It had the feel of a good cup of tea on a quiet evening. Lately I have been reading very gripping stories, so it was nice to relax into a book and not be at the edge of my seat the whole time. (Not saying I don’t like books like that, but it is nice at times to take a breather and read a story a bit more softer). Although I will say I wish there was more romance in the story.  I felt like this couple were more friends than married turning into lovers. I didn’t feel much sensuality in the story or much of a romantic theme. There were moments of course, but I didn’t get the feeling that I usually do with this author. So I was slightly disappointed, but it was a comfortable and easy read, so I had no trouble reading it. I just had higher hopes for it. However having said that, I do want to touch base on a few things I really did enjoy.

I really love the characters involved in the story both main and side characters. Damian and Cynthia are a solid match. Damian is a mix of beta and alpha personality. Damian is willing to admit when he is wrong, willing to fight for what is his, and is a protector. He has a admirable sense of loyalty and I really liked him. Cynthia is your average heroine, but has some qualities that makes her above average. As you read further in the story you start to see more into Cynthia and I really loved her personality and she has that endearing quality to her. Some of my favorite characters were the side characters, and this neighbor rake trying to seduce Cynthia…well I liked his bad boy personality. He was just too likable not to love.

Overall a enjoyable story with witty humor, unique characters, and full of scenes to make you have that “feel good” feel. A PLEASURE TO READ!

My Grade 
3.5 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Warm

Other Books In Series 
The Second Seduction of A Lady
The Importance of Being Wicked
The Ruin of a Rogue

Book Review-Confessions Of A Arranged Marriage

Confessions From An Arranged Marriage
The Burgundy Club (4)
Miranda Neville
Avon
Mass Market Paperback
Published April 2012
375 Pages
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-0-06-202305-6
Author’s Website

Synopsis
They couldn’t be more different—but there’s one thing they agree on…

In London after a two-year exile, Lord Blakeney plans to cut a swathe through the bedchambers of the demimonde. Marriage is not on his agenda, especially to an annoying chit like Minerva Montrose, with her superior attitude and a tendency to get into trouble. And certainly the last man Minerva wants is Blake, a careless wastrel without a thought in his handsome head.

The heat and noise of her debutante ball give Minerva a migraine. Surely a moment’s rest could do no harm . . . until Blake mistakes her for another lady, leaving Minerva’s guests to catch them in a very compromising position. To her horror, the scandal will force them to do the unthinkable: marry. Their mutual loathing blazes into unexpected passion but Blake remains distant, desperate to hide a shameful secret. Minerva’s never been a woman to take things lying down, and she’ll let nothing stop her from winning his trust . . . and his heart.

My Review

I am a bit sad to see the series concluded now that I have read the last and final book. I have really enjoyed seeing the variety of sets of stories that have been put in place in this series.I found that the first half was alright, didn’t exactly completely draw me into the story, but once I got about halfway, that is when it started to really pick up. Despite the slower start, I definitely had fun with this one.

Minerva has always had ambition and has a passion for the political arena. She wants a marriage with a man that has the same desire to make a difference as she does. She knows that her views can be  a bit radical, wanting equality for everyone. But her plans get put on hold when she ends up caught in a compromising position that is no fault of her own, and is forced to marry Lord Blakely or face a horrendous scandal. She has no desire to marry Blake, since all he cares about is sports and horses. He has no intellectual drive that she knows of, and there couldn’t be a worse possible match for her. Blake has never been able to read. He had to force his way through his studies, his brain has never been able to make sense of jumbled letters that make no sense. He is the heir to a Dukedom, and he knows his father is always disappointed in him. He has always known that he will have to marry one day, but he has no clue that drunk one night, that he would end up compromising Minnie, and end up having to marry her. A woman he fears of ever learning his secret. But when they go to Paris, passion is awakened, and he starts to believe that their marriage could turn into something special.

My heart just broke for Blake in this story. I was totally on his side through the whole story. He has struggled with a certain mental condition, that was not known of back in the 1800’s. With no help, only criticism and censure from his family and peers. I felt like he did a good job with handling tough situations, and even though he could care less about politics, I loved seeing the way he was with Minnie and what he would do for her. Blake loves sports and women, but he is the honorable kind, sensitive to others and can be very reasonable at times. Minnie wasn’t my favorite, I mean she was a average heroine, but I didn’t find her too like able. There were some aspects of her characters I did like, but I felt that she was too judgemental at times, and had politics on the brain almost too obsessive I found at times. But overall I did like how she reacts to finding out about Blake’s secret. She did have a sweet nature that I really liked.

Overall I did enjoy this story quite a bit, not my favorite of the series, but it was a fun and it had some interesting look on politics back in this era in England. I liked how this author also put a mental condition into one of the characters that added a certain conflict to the story, that made me like it even more. It was also a fun setting from Paris to London, and seeing this couple interact and see how right they are for each other. Both are clever, just in different areas and I enjoyed seeing how well they complimented each other. A sweet and romantic story that is very moving!! LOVED IT!

My Grade 
4 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Steamy

Other Books In Series 
The Wild Marquis
The Dangerous Viscount
The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton

Book Review-The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton

The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton
The Burgundy Club (3)
Miranda Neville
Avon
Mass Market Paperback
Published August 2011
373 Pages
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-0-06-202304-9
Author’s Website

Synopsis
Being kidnapped is teaching Miss Celia Seaton a few things about life:

Lesson One: Never disrobe in front of a gentleman…unless his request comes at gunpoint.

Lesson Two: If, when lost on the moors, you encounter Tarquin Compton, the leader of London society who ruined your marriage prospects, deny any previous acquaintance.

Lesson Three: If presented with an opportunity to get back at Mr. Compton, the bigger the lie, the better. A faux engagement should do nicely.

Lesson Four: Not all knowledge is found between the covers of a book. But an improper book may further your education in ways you never guessed.

And while an erotic novel may be entertaining, the real thing is even better.

My Review

I acquired this book, the third installment, from the library. Now I was a bit apprehensive about reading this since the past two books were enjoyable but didn’t exactly have me hooked, in the way I like to be into a story. But I had heard great fabulous reviews about this story, so I was looking forward to it. I am delighted to say that I LOVED it! It was the type of story that completely pulls you in from the first few pages. Of late I never know if I will be into a story or not, so I was glad that this one proved to be my favorite of the series and the author so far.

It begins with Miss Celia Seaton being kidnapped and robbed by a stranger, who takes everything except for a rattle (that is her most precious possession) and her shift, no clothes, or shoes. She finds herself stranded in the country and comes along another man who has been robbed himself, but who is suffering from a case of amnesia and is the one man she despises, for he ruined her in front of society, and because of him she is destitute. So she comes up with a quick plan, to tell him that they are engaged to be married, because she believes he deserves a bit of justice. So she decides to create a new “fishy” name for him, and as they endeavor to stay one step ahead of a man who is chasing them, a desire develops and they are both caught up in the heat of the moment. When Celia starts to soften toward Tarquin, he then regains his memory, and he is more than furious. They then head to his estate, where his aunt finds them in a compromising position and he claims that they will be married. So now Celia is engaged for “Real” and she doesn’t know her true feelings about her future. At first she doesn’t see a need for them to be married, but she realizes that she wants to share a life with Tarquin with whom she has started to love, despite fighting her feelings for him, she can’t resist him.

Celia I found to be a very amusing heroine, I was laughing so much. I loved how audacious she was, especially when dealing with Tarquin. Celia is very willful and independent, but loves to tease and play jokes, especially on a man who ruined her. I liked how she doesn’t let anything discourage her, and she ends up being a very endearing character. I enjoyed seeing how she dealt with each new scenario. Tarquin is very education and intellectual, and a bit of a “fop”, but despite his obsession with clothing, I grew to like him more and more, with each different circumstance when dealing with Celia. I enjoyed seeing how they connected, and even when he learns the truth and regains his memory, he doesn’t fully take it out on Celia. I admired him more for that. I loved the intimacy that slowly develops and it is more gradual, but it was fun seeing these two interact and get over their misconceptions about each other.

Overall I found the third installment to be a sensational read that takes you on a variety of adventure and sensuality that is bound to tie you in knots. I enjoy the different aspects that develop for the story, and its much more than a amnesia/revenge type story–that is only the beginning. It starts out that way of course, but turns into a quite suspenseful plot and ends up forcing the reader to be on edge at times. There was also just a smooth flow to the story, that made it easy to read and keep enjoying all the way through. The intimacy that develops between the characters are fun and sexy and I found this story to be a ball of fun and adventure!!! You definitely want to put this on your watch out for list! WELL DONE!!

First Line 
“Take off your clothes.”

Favorite Quote 
“We never kissed,” Celia said. 
“Never?”
“No,” she said. “You always treated me with the greatest respect.”
Instead of relief he felt an irrational indignation. “It sounds to me like I was–am–a prig.”
She looked up and her gray eyes seemed huge and bright. “I wanted you to kiss me,” She said. 
An invitation he ought to resist. Just one kiss, he reasoned. To refuse would be to insult a lady.
“I’ll give you a thousand kisses,” he croaked just before he completely lost his senses and toppled her to the ground. 

My Grade 
4 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Steamy

Other Books In Series 
The Wild Marquis
The Dangerous Viscount
Confessions from an Arranged Marriage

Book Review-The Dangerous Viscount

The Dangerous Viscount
The Burgundy Club (2)
Miranda Neville
Avon
Mass Market Paperback
Published October 2010
372 Pages
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-0-06-180872-2
Author’s Website

Synopsis
She is determined to find a husband. . . now!

Lady Diana Fanshawe’s impeccable bloodline doesn’t stop society from laughing at the antics of her eccentric family. She knows a proper marriage is her one chance to make her way in the world—which is precisely why she will marry Lord Blakeney, though she’s certain she’ll never love him. But then she’s kissed by the brilliant and unconventional Sebastian, Viscount Iverley . . . and her well-laid plans tumble into disarray.

Sebastian wants absolutely nothing to do with love or marriage. But when he arrives at his hated cousin Blakeney’s house party, Sebastian is smitten by the tantalizing Diana. But Diana is “the marrying kind,” and Sebastian has no wish to risk his freedom—though the passion between them is hard to resist. Should the lady follow her heart in an attempt to win Iverley’s, though it seems hardened against her—or should she sacrifice her love for respectability?

My Review
Summary 
Diana has always wanted to marry Lord Bakeney ever since she was a little girl. Diana has viewed him as her “Prince Charming”, with plenty of everything she could ever need or want. He is dashing, handsome, titled and they would have a content life together, but then they make a wager against his cousin, to see if they could get Sebastian to kiss her. In the beginning, its a harmless wager, despite the attraction that she feels for Sebastian, she knows that there is no way he would find out, so what is the harm right? Sebastian was raised away from society, and his comfort is his books and the sciences. He has never had much need for women, of any nature. He considers them frivolous and petty at times, and not worth his precious time, until he gets a glimpse of Diana’s toned legs while assisting her on her horse. Now he is in trouble, he has no idea what to do with a woman. But when she ends up betraying him in the worst way, he works up a plan to get his revenge, to hurt her just as much as she has done to him.

My Thoughts 
This is the second book that I have had the pleasure of reading from this author and I was shocked at how well I actually liked it. The first in the series “The Wild Marquis” was an average type book, but didn’t exactly reach me in the way I like, so I was a bit nervous to read this, but knew I needed to at least try it out. Sometimes I like multiple books from one author and dislike others as well. So you never know right? Well The Dangerous Viscount is my favorite of the author and can hardly wait to read the next in the series and even more from this author.

It begins with Sebastian seeing Diana’s stocking as she is getting on her mount, and its like he is seeing for the first time. Sebastian doesn’t like women much and doesn’t care to be around them AT ALL. Which means he is a virgin….yep you heard me right? Doesn’t happen very often, especially in Regency Historicals, but it added a bit of spice to the story, and I do love it when the author mix things up and change the expected and turn it into the unexpected. Diana has no interest in the beginning in Sebastian, but really wants his cousin, who is Sebastian’s mortal enemy (almost)…but these two boys (oops….men right? well they act like children at times) really really really dislike each other, almost to the point of violence. So Diana is put in the middle about, but I didn’t like this heroine much. I had a hard time really liking her especially the first half of the book. I just felt so much for Sebastian and I think I was on his side the whole time, he just stirred me up inside in such a way that I couldn’t help but become a little emotional at times, for his sake. I felt like Diana really treats him awfully at times, and soon we see a game that begins with this two, its very amusing at times seeing these two go at it like a cat and mouse type scenario.

Sebestian was always bullied and mocked when he was younger, since he has always worn glasses, and he is till mocked to this day especially by his cousin. Sebastian has a lot more to him than what he appears to be. I found Sebastian to have a warm heart, very michievious at times, but when it comes to sexual matters, very very innocent, but he does catch on quickly. Now the heroine, I had such a difficulty with, she didn’t seem to me to be the type you like, more like dislike. She seemed to be selfish and calculating  especially in the beginning, but she eventually gets the hint toward the end of the story, and by the end I started to like her (just a bit)

I found The Dangerous Viscount to be a engaging story that deals with rivalry, a endearing hero, and a passion filled romance. I found this one to be much more enjoyable than the first in the series. I had no hard time getting into it, and it seemed to be filled with ups and downs, and certain aspects were a delight to read as it is unusual to have certain characteristics in this type of genre. I found I really liked it, and it came close to a hard to put down, and the only real issue I had with the story is the heroine. Diana and I just didn’t click (in any way) oh well, you can’t always have it just right? But Overall a engaging and humorous read that kept me on my toes at times.

First Line 
It all began with a glimpse of a stocking 

Favorite Quote 
 Wives nagged. They demanded. They spent too much money. They wept when they didn’t get their way? 
Wives were nothing but trouble. 

My Grade 
4 Blossoms 


Heat Rating 
Warm 


Other Books In Series 
The Wild Marquis
The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton 
Confessions From An Arranged Marriage 

Book Review-The Wild Marquis

The Wild Marquis
The Burgundy Club (1)
Miranda Neville
Avon Publishing
Mass Market Paperback
Published March 2010
372 Pages
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-0-06-180870-8
Author’s Website

Synopsis (Goodreads)
The Marquis of Chase is not a reputable man.

He is notorious for his wretched morals and is never received in respectable houses. The ladies of the ton would never allow him in their drawing rooms . . . though some of them have welcomed him into their bedchambers. Ejected from his father’s house at the age of sixteen, he now lives a life of wanton pleasure. So what could the Marquis of Chase possibly want with Juliana Merton, a lovely, perfectly upstanding shopkeeper with a mysterious past?

A moment’s indiscretion?

A night’s passion?

Or a lifetime of love?

Even the wildest rakes have their weaknesses . .

My Review

Summary 
Juliana, has worked hard to become a upstanding book seller and shopkeeper. She has had to do much to make sure no scandal could ever be attached to her, and hide a secret that could very well ruin her for the rest of her life. When she meets the Marquis of Chase, she knows that he is big trouble. The kind that would tempt her in a variety of wickedness and pure bliss. She knows she must stay away from him, and with warnings from all of her friends, she know she should be smart. However, she knows he has the money and connections to get her a certain book that she has been searching for, for quite some time. A book that could contain all the answers she could ever need about her roots and true parentage. When she and Chase strike up a bargain, she wonders if she has sealed a deal with the devil himself. Cain, when a teenager, was kicked out of his school by his father, and out of his home when accused of a action he didn’t commit. But because of his love for his mother and sister, he knew he must leave. So he has spent his life making his own way, and even though no one in the Ton would accept him into their home, he doesn’t care. He lives his life for pleasure and fun. When he meets Juliana he is instantly drawn to her. But will a few nights be enough to satisfy him or will he want forever?

The Hero (Cain, Marquis of Chase)
Cain is known as disreputable but has his own wealth and doesn’t have to worry about much. But when he meets Juliana, he wants to be respectable again. When he was young, he suffered much at the hands of his father. His father loved to inflict pain, and would whip him on a regular basis. But then his father accused him of some dastardly act, and was kicked out of his own home. But when his sister comes to him asking him to be her guardian, he wants to be there for her. The only way he can do that properly is to marry, and the only woman he would ever marry is Juliana, but convincing her to agree might take some time and a lot of charm, he only hopes that is enough.

The Heroine (Juliana Merton)
Juliana has recently lost her husband. She respected him and cared for him, but didn’t truly love him, but they had a good marriage until he was murdered in a Inn. Now she is a bookseller, and has a stable reputation, but she suspects someone may be after her. Juliana has doubted whether or not she was born on the wrong side of the blanket. She never knew her parents, they both died when she was born. But she is desperate to know the truth. So seeking a certain book,she knows she needs the Marquis’s help. When he starts to show her to road down desire and passion, she had no idea how easily she could sucuumb to Cain and his tender touches that only inflame her more. But what she wants most is his love…

My Thoughts 
This is the first book I have read from this author. I have been wanting to read from her for quite some time now. But I hadn’t gotten around to it until now. What drew me into the book was the blurb…and the cover too. But I just love a good disreputable rake that is utterly irresistable. I was surprised expected some amazing read, which turned out to be a little above average. It just didn’t sing to me until the second half of the book. My usual rule is if I don’t get into it 100 pages in, to just put it down. However I decided to try to push that limit a bit further. I am glad that I did however, because I did enjoy the last half of the book. That is where it got really good. The plot for all of the story was good, but there was just something about the beginning that I had the hardest time getting into. So it took me two days to read which it normally takes me one. I did enjoy the chemistry between Cain and Juliana and I felt like there was enough conflict to keep me interested. I felt like Juliana was a little to bland for me, she just didn’t have as much spunk as I expected. Her reasons for resisting Cain I thought was a bit ridiculous at times, but she eventually pulled through and at the end of the book I started to like her LOL. Cain was totally intriguing in every way. He had the seductive appeal, but he also could be very sensitive at times, it just broke my heart to see him struggle throughout the story. Overall a interesting story, that I had a hard time getting into and it took a while, but once I did get into the story I enjoyed it. It didn’t call out to me or make my toes curl, but it was a average enjoyable read. I do plan on reading more from this author, see what her other books are like.

First Line 
It was the most beautiful illuminated manuscript ever created.

Favorite Quote 
“Why do we have to wait until we get upstairs?”
“Because, Lady Chase, you have just become entirely respectable. I’ve never made love to an entirely respectable woman, but I’m told it needs to be done in a bed.”
“Always?” she groused
He stopped and turned, framing her face in his hands, his irresistible smile slashing his cheeks. his eyes were oceans of humor and love, his voice a sensual fog that sent shivers through her.
“Don’t worry, my love. I may be happily domesticated but I can safely promise I’ll never be respectable.”

My Grade 
3 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Warm

Other Books In Series 
The Dangerous Viscount
The Amorous Education of Selia Seaton
Confessions From An Arranged Marriage