This light-hearted, witty, Regency romance is sure to tug at your heart this winter season!
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Never trust a gentleman…
Once before, Lady Alice Winterbourne trusted her heart to an honorable, respectable man… only to be jilted in the scandal of the Season. Longing for an escape from all the whispers and humiliation, Alice eagerly accepts an invitation to her friend’s house party. In the country, she hopes to find some peace from the embarrassment left in London… Unfortunately, she finds her former betrothed and his new bride in attendance.
Never love a lady…
Lord Rhys Brookfield has no interest in marriage. Ever. He’s worked quite hard at building both his fortune and his reputation as a rogue—and intends to enjoy all that they can offer him. That is if his match-making mother will stop pairing him with prospective brides. When Rhys and Alice meet, sparks flare. But with every new encounter, their first impressions of one another are challenged and an unlikely friendship is forged.
Desperate, Rhys proposes a pretend courtship, one meant to spite Alice’s former betrothed and prevent any matchmaking attempts toward Rhys. What neither expects is that a pretense can become so much more. Or that a burning passion can heal… and hurt.
Back on top of her game!
With this story, after a couple of so-so books recently, Caldwell brings back joy and fun in her writing. Alice is a strong woman, with great spirit, but who's made some poor choices. Not only was she jilted by her fiancé in a note, she stormed St. Georges to try to stop her ex's wedding. The set of circumstances sees her with sad eyes and sagging spirit. When she meets Rhys, the attraction sizzles. Rhys and Alice learn to have fun and enjoy life again, while "pretending" to be courting. As the lines between real and pretend blur, will they be brave enough to embrace their feelings for each other and have their happy ever after? This book makes up for a couple lackluster releases this year.