Nicole Jordan’s irresistible Legendary Lovers series continues in this sizzling twist on My Fair Lady, as a bewitching beauty and a rakish sea captain trade favors . . . and tempt fate.
Lady Katherine Wilde believes she has crushed any lingering romantic feelings toward Brandon Deverill, who spurned her six years ago. And now that the rough-edged rogue needs polishing to claim his inheritance, she’s willing to strike a practical bargain: Kate will mold the brash privateer into an acceptable English nobleman if Deverill will safeguard her from brigands on a voyage to recover lost family treasure. However, the soul-melting kiss that seals their agreement just may reignite blazing passion.
Brandon’s fortitude was sorely tested when he turned Kate away from his bed all those years ago. Even a rake such as he wouldn’t seduce an innocent beauty before sailing into battle. But now that he’s inherited a title and must take a suitable bride, he sets his sights on Kate. Though he fiercely desires her, true love is a notion that baffles him—until their adventure turns perilous and Brandon realizes he’d gladly trade his life to save the woman who has captured his heart.
Praise for My Fair Lover
“There’s [Nicole] Jordan’s signature humor, a high degree of sensuality, emotional depth and deep sighs galore. This is Jordan at her best.”—RT Book Reviews
“With her latest entrancing tale in her Legendary Lovers series, Jordan puts a sexy twist on Pygmalion, and her flair for fusing smoldering love scenes with a plot spiked with action and danger makes her book a must-read for fans of old-school historical romances by the likes of Kathleen Woodiwiss and Judith McNaught.”—Booklist
“Nicole Jordan is a powerhouse when it comes to historical romances. In this story I was expecting another fabulous Regency romance, which I got. But I also got so much more.”—Night Owl Reviews
“A beautifully crafted adventure filled with passion and peril. . . . Readers will savor this splendid installment of a consistently strong series.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Gay repartee and an exciting exploration of a sunken ship, My Fair Lover will hit all the high marks for an unforgettable read this month.”—Romance Reviews Today
“A romantic and enjoyable read with intelligent and likable protagonists, and it makes for a satisfying and entertaining read.”—Fresh Fiction
Jordan's fifth Legendary Lovers Regency romance (after The Art of Taming a Rake), a gender-swapped take on My Fair Lady, is a beautifully crafted adventure filled with passion and peril. When Brandon Deverill was 27, he cruelly rejected 18-year-old Lady Katharine Wilde. Six years later, they're reunited, but purely for practical purposes: Brandon, a merchant and former privateer, needs someone noble to transform him into a gentleman and find him a wife, and Kate needs someone seaworthy to guard her on a dangerous voyage to France. Jordan cleverly weaves backstory into the couple's reunion, effectively contrasting their actions and entertaining banter with their secret thoughts and feelings. The dialogue is consistently period-accurate and amplifies the contrast between forbidden lust and the mask of chivalry and respectability beneath which it hides. As passion rises, so does danger, for their journey brings Brandon face-to-face with a former nemesis, Jean Louvel. Readers will savor this splendid installment of a consistently strong series.
matchmaker reluctantly agrees to help a former crush find a wife, he agrees though he'd rather marry her. an unexpected fake engagement allows them to travel, but how far will they go with the ruse before their hearts have to make a choice? enjoyed this story!
**provided a copy through NetGalley
Dull as dishwater
This is so far from Wilde. I literally skipped the second half of the book. It reads more like a HS wanna be regency romance. The H and h were so tame; the book became a dead bore after the hotel scene. The H and h were very mellow, constantly arguing about the same thing. And close to the ending the h decided she loved the H, and then wanted to call off the temporary engagement so he could....marry someone else? What? Don’t bother