Yours Until Dawn
Drew Finch, Lord Sullivan, has spent two years searching for a bride…though in truth, his quest has not been in earnest. Having lost his first wife and son in childbirth, he’s a shell of a man, in no hurry to see his beloved replaced by another. With increasing pressure from his father to do his duty to the family, Drew seeks out the help of an acquaintance, Miss Hillcrest, to aid him in making a match. He’s long been her admirer…but he never planned to fall for the matchmaker herself.
For reasons known to very few, Aurora Hillcrest feels like a fraud, passing herself off as a lady amongst the ton. With her dear cousins now married, and no plans to wed herself, she feels adrift and in need of a purpose. Then Lord Sullivan asks for her aid. She’s keenly aware no lady wishes to compete with a ghost, and Drew hasn’t so much as kissed a woman in years. To that end, she suggests he ease himself back into intimacy by taking a lover…but she never planned to find herself conscripted for the task.
Passion blazes between them in secret, and before long, Drew is proposing…many times over. But Aurora’s refusal is adamant, for reasons she won’t share. Reason that, should he ever learn of them, might harden Drew’s heart to Aurora forever.
Yours Until Dawn is a full-length steamy regency historical romance novel. It contains mention of past childhood traumatic events. It’s the nineteenth book in the steamy Distinguished Rogues series but can be read as a stand-alone.
Distinguished Rogues Series:
Book 1: Chills (Jack and Constance)
Book 2: Broken (Giles and Lillian)
Book 3: Charity (Oscar and Agatha)
Book 4: An Accidental Affair (Merrick and Arabella)
Book 5: Keepsake (Kit and Miranda)
Book 6: An Improper Proposal (Martin and Iris)
Book 7: Reason to Wed (Richard and Esme)
Book 8: The Trouble with Love (Everett and Whitney)
Book 9: Married by Moonlight (Gilbert and Anna)
Book 10: Lord of Sin (Julian and Portia)
Book 11: The Duke’s Heart (Sinclair and Kitty)
Book 12: Romancing the Earl (Price and Lenore)
Book 13: One Enchanted Christmas (Otis and Margaret)
Book 14: Desire by Design (Alexander and Sylvia)
Book 15: His Perfect Bride (Harry and Ophelia)
Book 16: Pleasures of the Night (Teddy and Eugenia)
Book 17: Silver Bells (Hector and Ruby)
Book 18: Seduced in Secret (Winston and Charlotte)
Book 19: Yours Until Dawn (Drew and Aurora)
Drew & Aurora
****1/2 stars - Drew Finch, Lord Sullivan, has been searching for a wife for the last two years. His first wife and son died in childbirth. His father the Duke of Northport is pressuring him to marry again. Drew does not want to marry again unless he feels an attraction or a spark of anticipation and desire for his future wife. Drew is in no hurry to marry.
Drew decides to hire Aurora Hillcrest to help him find a wife. Aurora feels that no woman will want to compete with Drew’s loving memories of his first wife. Aurora tells Drew that he needs a lover that will help him find his passionate side and allow him to move on.
Aurora and Drew are drawn to each other without realizing it at first. Whenever they are together they enjoy playful bantering and flirting. They enjoy a passionate relationship once they let themselves go. They have great chemistry and are perfect for each other. Aurora never planned to fall for Drew. She does not ever want to marry. Aurora feels she is not worthy to marry anyone. Drew has asked Aurora to marry him many times. He will not give up. He wants Aurora to be his wife. Will Aurora say yes to marriage to Drew?
Aurora and Drew draw you into their story. They are wonderful characters who you hope can have their happily ever after. Drew is compassionate, sweet, and very patient with Aurora. He is willing to sacrifice everything for her. He will wait forever for her. Can Aurora trust in their love?
This is the nineteenth book in the Distinguished Rogues series. There are characters from the previous books that are wonderful to see again. Aurora’s cousins Eugenia and Sylvia along with their husbands are very supportive of Aurora. It was nice see her cousins again. This book can be read without reading the previous books. This story will put a smile on your face. This story was a delight. The story flows from beginning to end. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and I am voluntarily leaving a review.