Decimus and the Wary Widow

A Baleful Godmother Novel

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Publisher Description

When a devil-may-care rake rescues a frosty young widow from highwaymen, their lives become deliciously entangled.

Decimus Pryor is one of London’s most notable rakes. He saunters through life, trysting with young widows and making people laugh. But rumors have spread that his skills in the bedroom are overrated. The young widows are laughing at him, not with him, and slamming shut the doors to their boudoirs.

Eloïse Fortrose, widow of the late Viscount Fortrose, has always spurned Decimus’s advances, but when he rescues her from highwaymen, she discovers that there’s a lot more to this Casanova than meets the eye.

What better way to heat up the chilly autumn nights than to indulge in a brief liaison? They’ll frolic between the sheets, laugh a little, restore Decimus’s standing as a rake, then go their separate ways.

Eloïse doesn’t believe in love and neither does Decimus . . . but love is coming for them both, whether they want it to or not.

This Regency romance contains one dashing rake, one beautiful young widow, three hapless highwaymen, a master of disguise, and a sprinkling of magic.

Length: Full-length novel of 77 000 words

Sensuality level: A Regency romance with steamy love scenes

“Utterly full to the brim with joy. This book is a love letter to joie de vivre.

~ BookSprout Reviewer

“Another wonderfully brilliant book. Larkin’s imagination is one of my favorite things on this earth.”

~ BookSprout Reviewer

Q & A with the author

How would you describe this series?

It's Regency England with passion, adventure, humor, romance—and a dash of magic.

Hang on. Did you say magic?

I did. But don't worry—the books are first and foremost historical romances. Only a few characters have magic, and it’s a deep, dark secret, and no one else knows.

But … do magic and Regency England go together?

Definitely! Many years ago I read Sorcery and Cecelia (or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot) by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer, and totally loved it. Ever since then I’ve thought that Regency England and magic go very well together.

How would you describe your writing?

Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She’s why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you’ve not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I’ve also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments.

What order should I read the series in?

Each book, whether a novel or novella, can be read as a standalone.

March 13
Emily Larkin
Emily Gee

Customer Reviews


Excellent as usual

Well written and a good story, as usual.

Peg1951 ,

It’s Magic

Decimus Pryor and his cousins have been blessed with a fairy godmother who grants each of them one wish on his twenty-fifth birthday, a piece of magic. Decimus has the gift of levitation. He also has the gift of charm and seduction, not granted by his godmother. Eloïse Fortrose is the wary widow who is not interested in Decimus’s advances; at least she wasn’t until he mounted an unorthodox rescue when highwaymen tried to rob her and her companions. After an entertaining evening with Eloise and her friends, she agrees to an affair for one month. Now they are off on a romantic adventure they won’t forget, and hopefully will turn into a lifetime. This is a delightful story with friendship, romance, family, and lots of fun. It is a story filled with surprises. Arthur flying around the parlor is one of my favorite scenes. The characters are beautifully done. They are fun and present the almost perfect picture of family. Entertaining!
I received a free copy of this book via BookSprout and am voluntarily reviewing it.

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