Sara Lawrence is happy to be a young widow, but her brothers insist on marrying her off again. The solution? Sara asks Nick Montrose, the notorious Earl of Bridgeton, to teach her how to ruin herself, thus rendering herself unmarriageable. Envisioning the day when the luscious Sara winds up in his bed, Nick is all too happy to oblige-but when he sees her "practicing" her lessons on other men, he′s inexplicably enraged. Then comes the day Sara′s brothers catch her and Nick in a compromising position-which leads to a speedy marriage neither wants. Can the love they don′t recognize find a way through their warring desires?
The hunter becomes the hunted when a society miss decides to seduce her seducer in this lively installment in Hawkins's Regency-era series (The Abduction of Julia; A Belated Bride). Headstrong and willful, Lady Sara Carrington is banished to Bath by her brothers when her escapades begin to border on the scandalous. To escape her brothers' high-handed ways, she hatches a scheme to capture a malleable husband. Her prime candidate is Nicholas Montrose, the Earl of Bridgeton and a notorious rake who just returned from the continent after being expelled from England. Although he refuses to marry because of his scarred past and uncertain future, Nick is more than willing to teach Sara the art of seduction. It isn't until his apt pupil begins using her newfound skills to steal his own heart, however, that he realizes the danger of the game he's playing. Hawkins (aka Kim Bennet) sprinkles her narrative with delightful supporting characters and charming secondary romances including one between a dubious French aristocrat and Sara's aunt. Several scenes involving Sara and her thwarted suitors add humor to the mix, and the promise of a fourth romance between Sara's brother, Anthony, and her best friend and fellow schemer, Anna Thraxton, will keep readers coming back for more.
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Endearing and Engaging
The characters in this book are written in such a way, they capture your imagination and heart. Their emotions become yours and you ride the waves of bliss, heated anger, love, and heartbreak. It had tears streaming down my face, my heart renching for Nick and Sara. No other novel has had such an effect on me in quite some time. This one is definitely my favorite.