Let New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught who “is in a class by herself” (USA TODAY) sweep you off your feet and into another time with her sensual, passionate, and spellbinding historical romance classics, featuring her “unique magic” (RT Book Reviews)—now available for the first time on ebook.
Elizabeth Cameron, the Countess of Havenhurst, possesses a rare gentleness and fierce courage to match her exquisite beauty. But her reputation is shattered when she is discovered in the arms of Ian Thornton, a notorious gambler and social outcast. A dangerously handsome man of secret wealth and mysterious lineage, Ian’s interest in Elizabeth may not be all that it seems. His voyage to her heart is fraught with intrigue, scandal, and a venomous revenge. As a twisting path of secrets takes them from London’s drawing rooms to the awe-inspiring Scottish Highlands, Elizabeth must learn the truth: is Ian merely a ruthless fortune hunter at heart?
“Well-developed main characters with a compelling mutual attraction give strength and charm to this romance set in nineteenth-century Great Britain” (Publishers Weekly).
Well-developed main characters with a compelling mutual attraction give strength and charm to this romance set in 19th-century Great Britain. When orphaned Lady Elizabeth Cameron is discovered in the arms of Ian Thornton, said to be a gambler and blackguard, her reputation is destroyed. Elizabeth's half-brother shoots Ian in a duel and disappears, while she becomes an outcast. Finally her uncle decides to marry her off, dangling a generous dowry to entice former suitors to reinstate their offers. A bungling secretary erroneously accepts on behalf of scornful Ian, so, baggage and duenna in tow, Elizabeth lands at the door of Ian's hunting lodge. They eye each other warily, irritation and sheer bafflement vying with passion. McNaught is at her best with these two willful lovers; and fans should welcome the reappearance of Jordan and Alexandra Townsende (from bestseller Something Wonderful ) . Fastidious readers may be irked when McNaught's prose plummets into ``the stormy splendor of the pagan kiss'' or by an occasional anachronism.
I loved it
By far my favourite historical romance from Judith McNaught. It was so lovely reading a hero who was very ready to be in love and not ashamed to say it. The quarrels were not even infuriating to read as they usually are with Judith’s books. It was so heartbreakingly sweet and easy to read. Ian and Elizabeth are my favourite couple so far.
I just began reading JM. This was a wonderful read. I couldn’t put it down. There were so many twists and turns I was expecting another one and/or the brother to show up one more time. I was very disappointed when it ended. Hope Ms McNaught will include the 3 couples in another book with all the twists, turns, surprises, hilarity, and love. Have read and re-read numerous times. I love historical romances, you couldn’t pay me to read modern-day romance novels. Ms JM must bring them back again. Elizabeth and Ian are my favorite couple of all the hundreds of HRN I have ever read.
One of those books you read over and over
This is one of my favorite books of ALL time. Love the story, the characters, the everything. Seriously one of those books I re-read every few years.