Book three in USA Today Bestselling author Bronwen Evans's Invitation To ...Regency romance series...
Consummate rake, Lord Richard Craven, has his heartbroken when the woman he loves is forced into an arranged marriage to a violent brute. To make matters worse, circumstances force him to marry Lady Madeline Knight—a woman he views more like a sister-only for fate to play the cruelest of tricks. Shortly after his wedding his former lover is widowed, and Richard learns she could be pregnant with his child.
Madeline Knight thought she was doing the right thing when she saved Richard Craven from his lover's irate husband. Now her silly schoolgirl crush has left her married to a man who's in love with another woman. Consumed with guilt over trapping Richard, she tries her best to be the perfect wife and win his heart. Failure is not an option. For if she fails she loses everything, she loves him too much not to set him free…
While Richard and Madeline confront the reality of their marriage, Madeline’s life comes under threat. A family enemy is set on revenge. Will Richard learn the truth of his heart, and what is truly precious to him, before the unknown enemy destroys their world?
Invitation to passion
Good book loved Maddy and Richard this had suspense-mystery and love so glad characters from previous two were in this book I cannot wait for next book in the series
Good character development
Richard Craven and Madeline are well developed in this story. The novel works well as a psychological profile of a man's inability to realize what love is. Many readers are likely to relate to this theme. His inability to realize the nature of love is consistent in his character even toward the end of the story when we, as readers, are ready for him to make a full commitment to Madeline, Mady. Instead, he tears off to dispose of his previous paramour. This is a bit of a stretch. If he really has experienced a change in his personal evolution, it seems he'd allow Mady's brother, Rufus, his brother, Anthony, to dispose of Sarah. Instead, he is away from Mady for two more days to transport Sarah to one of his ships that is on its way to Boston. This part of the falling action is not convincing. A patient reader is willing to follow the male character's personal revolution. However, another delay in his commitment to the woman who has stood by him had me skipping parts of the ending, and speed reading through it. It seemed to suggest that Mady allowed herself to be overlooked. Another needed development was the lack of action in the part of Mady's female friends. I would like to see them rescue her or for her to find a clever way to rescue herself. Nonetheless, the writing is brilliant and the interior dialogue is deftly unfolded for the reader. As always, Evans delivers the goods! Brava! DM Taylor
I normally don't write reviews, but I felt the need to spare others from wasting their time and money. This book was a mess. I hate the fact that I even wasted time skimming to the end because I needed closure.