Blurb: A taciturn soldier and a social butterfly —is the perfect home worth the price of a marriage of inconvenience?
Blake Montague’s draconian temper and clever mind belong on the Continent, decoding French communications. Instead, as the youngest son of a baron, he’s terrorizing London ballrooms in search of a wife who will buy the commission he can’t afford.
Jocelyn Carrington, after years of smiling through the pain inflicted by an uncaring family, has just inherited a fortune. Now she can buy the special home with an aviary her eccentric younger brother needs—but Blake Montague’s family owns it. They offer the house if she will marry their son and prevent him from marching off to war. Except Blake will use her dowry to buy his commission.
How can Jocelyn gain the home of her dreams while keeping alive a courageous man with a bad habit of attracting trouble? Can Blake believe the beautiful Jocelyn might actually free him from his family’s manipulations?
Can this wary, cynical pair open their hearts to trust in the power of love?
“Intriguing protagonists, quirky secondary characters, and a surprising plot make for an endearing sequel to …The Wicked Wyckerly” – Publishers Weekly
“Rice takes her cast of characters—including the naughty French-speaking parrot, Percy—on a passionate, sensual, rib-tickling romance. A master of the nuances of humor, she brings joy, lots of love, and plenty of laughter to this fast-paced, unforgettable second Rebellious Sons story”— 4 ½ stars Top Pick, Joan Hammond, RT Reviews
“Every character entertains and satisfies... It’s a sweet, sexy, fun romp with so much heart. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.’ ANNE GRACIE, AUTHOR OF THE ACCIDENTAL WEDDING
Intriguing protagonists, quirky secondary characters, and a surprising plot make for an endearing sequel to Rice's 2010 Regency The Wicked Wyckerly, even if the romance never rises above lukewarm. Reckless Blake Montague enters a marriage of convenience with Jocelyn Carrington, hoping to use her funds to buy a military commission so he can solve the French military codes with which he has become obsessed. Jocelyn sees an opportunity to regain her family home, which her older brother lost to the Montagues in a game of chance. Though Jocelyn and Blake find each other attractive, the sex is never more than an extra convenience of marriage, but their wacky families Jocelyn's socially awkward younger brother and genealogy-obsessed mother; Blake's mother, who is sure the silver streak in his hair means he's about to die; and some clever, foul-mouthed parrots make the novel fun and worthwhile.
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Loved this so much! Great read!