Miss Wilhelmina “Mina” Crawford is desperate. Having been ruined in the eyes of society years ago for one foolish, starry-eyed mistake, she spends her days secreted away at her family’s crumbling estate, helping her brother manage the land but not able to truly live life the way she’s always dreamed. When her brother admits to just how dire their finances have gotten, she takes it upon herself to procure employment…but the only one who will even consider the scandalous idea of a female secretary is the brilliant, ruthless, and infuriating Earl of Creswick.
Simon Loughton, the Earl of Creswick, needs help if he wants to finally pass the reform bill he’s been championing for years and secure the vote for England’s most vulnerable constituents. Too bad help comes in the form of a woman with breathtaking nerve, fiery red hair, and a sense of humor to match.
Now temptation—disguised as a lovely, clever-mouthed devil—lives and works under Simon’s very roof. And Mina finally feels as though she’s truly living life to her wildest dreams. But even the most incendiary of kisses can’t incinerate Mina’s past…or the shocking secret that could ruin them both.
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Each book in the Unforgettable Love series is STANDALONE:
* A Matter of Temptation
* An Earl to Remember
Sparks fly between a progressive earl and his fiery new secretary in this Victorian-era series launch from Reid (the Sinful Wallflowers series). Mina Crawford and her twin, Anthony, Viscount Crawford, have been barely scraping by since the deaths of their parents. When Anthony challenges Simon Loughton, Earl of Creswick, to a duel after Simon accuses Anthony of cheating at cards, Mina, whose fencing skills are superior to her brother's, disguises herself as Anthony, takes his place in the duel, and handily wins against Simon. Impressed, Simon offers Mina a job as his secretary, even after learning of her deception. But after his efforts to pass progressive legislation in the House of Lords puts both their lives in danger, he hopes to dismiss her for her own safety. Mina, however, refuses to be fired. Her stubbornness only fans the flames of Simon's attraction, but to be together they must face the scandalous aborted elopement in Mina's past—and a secret that threatens their future happiness. Reid's vibrant, forward-thinking characters are the heart of this sensuous novel, and their relationship simmers with ever-present romantic tension. Fans of steamy historical romance will not be disappointed.
So loved this
A Matter of Temptation
What a heartwarming story! I loved every page of it. It is on my reread list!
Enjoyed this book
Fun, well written book! Great character development. Looking forward to the next one.