A pining-for-you, military hero, snowbound together romance from a New York Times bestselling author:
Captain Xavier Grey’s body is back amongst the beau monde, but his mind cannot break free from the horrors of war. His friends try to help him find peace. He knows he doesn’t deserve it. Just like he doesn't deserve the attentions of the sultry bluestocking intent on seducing him into bed...
Spinster Jane Downing wants off the shelf and into the arms of a hot-blooded man. Specifically, the dark and dangerous Captain Grey. She may not be destined to be his wife, but nothing will stop her from being his mistress. She could quote classical Greek by the age of four. How hard can it be to learn the language of love?
Ridley's second Dukes of War Regency (after The Earl's Defiant Wallflower) proves that intellect doesn't have to consign a woman to a lonely life. Jane Downing is tired of being forgotten, but she's come to terms with her future as a spinster. When she encounters handsome Capt. Xavier Grey, she makes the rash decision to leave her London home, travel to his country cottage, and seduce him into a secret affair. While he details all of the reasons that she shouldn't become involved with him, she learns the innermost secrets of his wartime days and tries to prove to him that she wants to understand the man behind the heroic image. It soon becomes apparent that succumbing to lust might lead to greater emotional involvement. While the plot is somewhat predictable, the characters are affable, and humor is ever present thanks to a chaperoning cat. (BookLife)
I enjoyed this book even if it is the 2nd time I have read it. I just got the story before and the this books make sense. Thank you for good Books.
Would recommend it
A very fun read
While the main character is rather naive, she’s so charming and earnest that you can’t help but cheer her on the whole way. I found myself laughing out loud more than once, and I’m still smiling as I write this review. The ending is a bit much- honestly I would have enjoyed seeing them find their happy ending in a more traditional and drawn out way because I think the two have a lot of sparks that worth exploring. Still, it’s well written, funny, and endearing- this is a book I’ll be reading again, with pleasure!