When Miss Rose Wellesley’s father threatens an arranged marriage, she knows she'd better settle on a choice quickly or end up having no say in who she marries. Fortunately, she's garnered a rare invitation to Lady Dunlop's "Week of Love" house party, an annual affair notorious for matchmaking. Her plans to expedite a proposal would go smoothly if not for the brash younger sister she must chaperone, her outspoken, disagreeable best friend, and the bullish Lord Hartfell who seems determined to dog her every step.
Lord Hartfell embodies every last thing Rose dislikes in a man. He’s domineering, tenacious, argumentative, and a little too casual with his nudity for her tastes. Worst of all, Rose can't seem to get him—or his kisses—out of her mind.
Rose is determined to find a more appropriate husband, even if her heart disagrees with how unsuitable the stubborn lord is…
Each book in the Ladies of Passion series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 How to Play the Game of Love
Book #2 How to Ruin Your Reputation in 10 Days
What Is Love?
Rose Wellesley finally on her fourth Season she received an invitation to Lady Dunlop's esteemed Week of Love party, that led to several marriages at its close every year. If she didn't find a husband of her choosing by weeks end, she'd find herself tied to a man she not only didn't love or even know.... or worse yet, one she knew she couldn't love, for life. She couldn't let her father arrange a match for her, she WANTED LOVE! Hopefully Lady Dunlop would help her, and her sister and friends wouldn't sabotage her chances. Will she find the love she so desperately craves, or will she be forced into the loveless union her father will impose upon her if she returns home without a love matched marriage proposal?
Set in London in the early 1800's this tantalizing tale of a woman who wants a marriage based on love when the tons rules and stipulations that hold back most women's chances at love. It's a time when women are usually joined together by their fathers dealings instead of love being a choice or option. Harmony Williams wrote a fantastic historical romance that I thoroughly enjoyed. Although this is the first of her work I've read, I look forward to reading more of her work in the future. The banter between characters is hilariously funny and makes you excited to turn the next page to see what's going to happen next. Due to sexual situations, this book is recommended for readers 16 and older. I received an ARC via IndieSage through NetGalley in exchange for an honest blog tour review.