A new Regency romance, where scandal and seduction are rife!
Richard, Lord Ledbury, has had his fair share of adventure on warring battlefields, but even this seasoned soldier isn’t prepared for the outrageous escapades going on in London’s ballrooms! Lady Jayne Chilcott is under orders to find a husband, and Lord Ledbury has caught her eye. But nothing is simple when courting under the glittering spotlight of the ton…
©2012 Annie Burrows (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
"Burrows writes great brooding heroes and feisty heroines set amid the glittering world of Regency England" (Romantice Times)
This story was saved by its good narration. It tells the tale of the antagonistic getting together of Lady Jayne and Lord Ledbury. Both are on the marriage mart and see each other as non-options for matrimony. The antagonism between insulated and beautiful Lady Jayne and military man, Lord Richard Ledbury resulted in engaging repartee that brought a slight smile to my face at various points throughout the story. But it wasn’t enough.
The author’s attempt to make listeners feel pity or something for Jayne due to her upbringing was completely insufficient to that end. It was a joke and failed to make Jayne more likeable or viewed as a sympathetic character. And the story was a bit ridiculous at points in large part b/c the misunderstandings went on too long. And then Richard was far too sappy at the end as the story came full circle all-too suddenly. It was wrapped up all-too quickly and neatly.
Finally, WHY WAS THIS BOOK LISTED IN EROTICA? IT WAS SOOOOO FAR from any kind of erotica. I think it had about 2 kisses, and one sex scene near the end of the book. This same book is also listed in Romance/Historical, so maybe an error was made. I felt duped.
Like hitting replay button. Misunderstanding drawn out way too long with no plot.
Story could have been written in 25 pages.
Good character distinction. Men sounded like men.
Millie after first few pages.
Will try to return this one, very disappointing.
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