"Welcome home, Mrs Fitzherbert."
Maria has remarried, and unlike her unreformed rake of a first husband, her dear second husband Frederick is sweet, kind and incredibly proper. He is not the sort of man to take liberties with a lady who is not his wife.
Except now, after a quiet service in the village chapel, Maria is his wife. The boundaries have shifted. And after a two-year courtship and an agonising one-year engagement, Maria and Frederick can barely keep their hands from one another once they enter the front door. Perhaps a brief respite before departing for their honeymoon might make the long train ride bearable?
Interruptions abound, and to keep themselves distracted until they can have some privacy, Maria proposes they play parlour games. But during a game of Hide and Seek, Maria finds more than she was expecting.
Is Frederick really the man he claimed to me? Or has Maria been duped by a cad again?
Hide and Seek is a light-hearted, steamy, romantic short story about love, trust and second chances.
It is the perfect quick read for those who believe that nice guys really do finish last.
Quick, enjoyable read
Loved the characters and the story. Highly recommend to anyone looking for the inexperienced hero trope.