With a longing for adventure, the last thing Phillipa Peppiwell wants is to marry. After a past betrayal, she is wary when she unwittingly catches the attention of roguishly handsome—and sinfully tempting—Lord Anthony Thornton. Forbidden desires she secretly yearns for threaten to crumble her icy facade and reveal a scandal best kept buried.
Dissatisfied with his empty life, Lord Anthony seeks a deep and lasting connection...and finds himself intrigued by the Ice Maiden of the haute monde. Undaunted by Phillipa's aloof nature and her distaste for the idea of matrimony, he sets out to thaw the bewitching beauty by proving to her that adventure doesn't have to end at the altar. But he, too, hides a scandalous secret...one that could tear them apart if discovered.
Each book in the Scandalous House of Calydon series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding
Book #2 The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell
Book #3 Sins of a Duke
Book #4 The Royal Conquest
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Really great read...I recommned it
Loved it! I enjoyed the first book The Duke's Shotgun Wedding and this one did not disappoint. I loved the flow of the story, and how quickly I became invested in the characters.
I adored Anthony. He was sweet, charming, but with that edginess of an alpha male and definitely sexy. He made the story came alive for me and kept me hooked. He wasn't your typical male that had tons of mistresses and did not want a wife.He actually wanted a family, but had a scandal in his closet that could affect his pursuit of any respectable lady. Of course he saw Phillipa Peppiwell at a ball and wham! instant attraction...he then spoke with her and got double wham. Then the fun ensued. I really enjoyed his pursuit of her and Phillipa eventual surrender was sweet and hot.
Phillipa herself was a pretty good character...with her own secrets. I liked her..she was willful, passionate, and charming in her own way. She did frustrate me a few times especially her refusal to marry someone as scrumptious as Anthony, but I did understand her fear and insecurities and that only made me cheer for her to have her happy ever after even more.
I also got to spend more time with Sebastian. I fell in love with him in The Duke's Shotgun wedding but I had wanted a little bit more of him. I felt like I got that closure. LOL. I am also highly anticipating their sister Constance's story.