A MOST FORBIDDEN LOVE
They call him Chance, though in truth the Marquess of Fairlamb feels bitterly cursed: A long-ago family feud is standing in the way of his heart's desire. Lady Tempest is the daughter of his father's sworn enemy, the Marquess of Norgrave. She is beautiful, innocent, and utterly untouchable. But some seductions are just too good to resist...
Tempest is a woman of her own mind-and a true romantic who will overcome every obstacle to be with the man of her dreams. But the odds are against the handsome, wickedly charming Chance if he intends to win Tempest as his bride. Will he choose loyalty to his family-or risk everything he has for the woman he yearns for?
Hawkins's second Masters of Seduction Regency (after A Duke but No Gentleman) revels in forbidden love between the children of feuding families. Mathias "Chance" Rooke, Marquess of Fairlamb, is frequently at odds with Oliver Brant, Earl of Marcroft, not least because their fathers are sworn enemies. When Chance meets Oliver's sister, Tempest, after she spies on him and his friends swimming in the river, he is intrigued by her. As they secretly spend more time together, Chance's attraction to other women diminishes, and he knows that Tempest is the only woman for him. Though both of their families warn them away from one another after hearing rumors of their assignations, Tempest and Chance continue to risk the ire of their parents by meeting in secret, as their mutual attraction is too strong to be ignored. Sensual romance fills the pages of this novel, which is rich with smart, well-rounded characters and an engaging plot.