At the Logical Men’s Society—an exclusive bachelor’s club—brandy flows like water, bawdy stories abound, and a gentleman tempted to marry is always persuaded to reconsider . . .
Brandon Balfour made the mistake of trusting his heart to the exquisite, strong-willed actress, Kate Addison, with whom he shared one intimate night before fate intervened. Now a decade later, Brandon is a leading member of the Logical Men’s Society—for no woman since Kate has managed to captivate him.
To Kate, the memory of that night still burns strongly, because it was followed by a stunning betrayal. A chance encounter may have brought Brandon back into her life, but that doesn’t mean Kate will ever forgive him. She’s vowed to make him pay—even as she realizes the promises of the young love they once shared are still etched upon her heart . . .
Loving her exiled him.
Trusting him ruined her.
And now, a clash of passions threatens everything each of them ever desired.
A painful misunderstanding comes to light in this delightful Regency series launch from Maxwell (The Duke That I Marry). Brandon Balfour, a 36-year-old bachelor, is a prominent member of the anti-marriage Logical Men's Society and still smarting from a heartbreak in his youth. When Bran's sister, the Dowager Duchess of Winderton, insists he pay off the older actor that her son has grown infatuated with to convince her to leave the boy alone, Bran laughs off her concern until he learns the actor in question is Kate Addison, his own former lover. Bran demands that Kate immediately leave the town of Maidenshop or he'll send the magistrate after her. Surprised at seeing Bran again, spunky Kate refuses to go and confronts Bran about just how badly the disastrous end of their relationship hurt her. Bran is stunned by her anger, believing he is the one who was jilted 15 years ago. As the dark truth of what really happened comes to light, the couple's verbal sparring and well-matched wits hide their deep emotional vulnerability and make for electric chemistry. Readers will find it easy to root for their happy reunion.