FORBIDDEN LOVE Cecily Nottingham has made a huge mistake. The marriage bed was still warm when the earl she thought she loved crawled out of it and announced that he loved someone else. Loves—someone else. Cecily was nothing more than a means to an end, that end being her dowry. With nothing to lose, in an attempt to goad the earl into divorcing her, Cecily sets out to seduce her husband's cousin, Mr. Nottingham. Little does she realize that he is everything her husband is not: honorable, loyal, trustworthy. Handsome as sin.
Stephen Nottingham returned to England for one reason—to save his cousin's estate from financial ruin. Instead, he finds himself tempted by his cousins beautiful and scorned countess. He isn't sure what to do first, strangle his cousin, or kiss the cad's wife. As the tangle unravels, his honor is put to the test, right along with his self-control.
Amid snakes, duels, and a good catfight, Cecily realizes the game she's playing has high stakes indeed. There are only a few ways for a marriage to end in Regency England, and none of them come without a high price. Is she willing to pay it? Is Stephen? A 'Happily Ever After' hangs in the balance, because, yes, love can conquer all, but sometimes it needs a little bit of help.
Hell Hath No Fury is Book 1 in Annabell Anders' wildly popular Devilish Debutantes Series.
This was a fun read with lots of conflicts. How can one man be so evil and selfish? The author gave him a break and let him live. I would have killed him at the first duel. Overall it was a great read.
Jarring Use of Modern Words
While there were grammatical & editing mistakes in this regency story, it was Anders’ use of modern words that was most jarring. A female character calls a dog “buddy,” an Americanism first used in the 1840s. A male character is concerned about keeping an invalid “hydrated;” it was not until 1947 that the definition of hydrate expanded to include “to restore moisture.” Does Anders have access to the internet? Does she at least have a dictionary? Does she know how to research? Does anyone edit her work?
Thoroughly enjoyed this story!!