Publisher Description

From nationally bestselling author Kristina Cook comes an award-winning historical romance set in Regency England--first time in digital!

All Lucy Abbington wants is to get through her first London season without losing sight of her true ambition—gaining some informal training in veterinary arts so that she can retire peacefully to the countryside with her beloved horses. Instead, she’s caught up in a whirlwind of balls, marriage proposals, and ton intrigues. Worse, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to her sponsors’ maddening neighbor, Henry Ashton, the Marquess of Mandeville. The handsome, arrogant, sometimes infuriating Mandeville stokes a passionate fire within her that won’t be denied, no matter the consequence.

Deep, emotional scars secretly plague Henry, Lord Mandeville. As a result, he’s avoided romantic entanglements at all costs. Only, now he needs a wife—someone from a wealthy, powerful family to further his political aspirations. Instead, he finds himself all but obsessed with the beautiful but unconventional Lucy Abbington—a woman whose passions and wit stir desires he’d rather ignore. And yet…she might just be the one woman who can heal his wounded heart.

Lucy and Henry’s heads say no, but their hearts say yes. Will they find themselves undone by love?

August 28
Kristina Cook
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Seikusu ,

Very much worth reading

This is now on my favorite historical romance list, but it feels like it's missing quite a bit at the end. There's no answer on whether she fought to continue her education in the college, if Henry furthered his career in the parliament, what kind of wedding they had, any opposition they faced and if Lucy had talked to her true father about anything. The epilogue was decent, but it just seems like the author quit halfway through the novel.

mccannj ,


Thoroughly enjoyed it!

PDS-Lebanon TN ,


This was a sweet love story. The personalities of the main characters were wonderful. I couldn’t wait for them to be in the same vicinity together. True love prevailed no matter how many people and situations were working against them. The author presented this enjoyable story without all the curse words and over the top sex scenes like most authors are doing now. This book was perfect without all that. Can’t wait to read the next one.

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