Newly widowed and desperate to protect her estate and beloved servants from her malevolent brother-in-law, Martha Russell conceives a daring plan. Or rather, a daring plan to conceive. After all, if she has an heir on the way, her future will be secured. Forsaking all she knows of propriety, Martha approaches her neighbor, a London exile with a wicked reputation, and offers a strictly business proposition: a month of illicit interludes... for a fee.
Theophilus Mirkwood ought to be insulted. Should be appalled. But how can he resist this siren in widow's weeds, whose offer is simply too outrageously tempting to decline? Determined she'll get her money's worth, Theo endeavors to awaken this shamefully neglected beauty to the pleasures of the flesh-only to find her dead set against taking any enjoyment in the scandalous bargain. Surely she can't resist him forever. But could a lady's sweet surrender open their hearts to the most unexpected arrival of all... love?
©2011 Cecilia Grant (P)2012 Tantor
"Tantalizingly sexy, heartwarming, and oh-so funny, this romance is unforgettable; a stunning debut." (Library Journal)
People who want detailed information about agriculture and dairy farming in their historical romance novels. People who like judgmental, prudish, unlikeable heroines.
She was the only reason I stuck with it. I love Susan Ericksen's narration of historical romances.
The heroine-at least I would make her a lot less pious and priggish.
When was she going to awaken, it never happened. I didnt finish the book.
Someone waking up! Celcilia Grant maybe?
Disappointment for sure, I hoped for more and didnt get it.
I though that this book would be better but I really didn't like it. The story was lame and I could not really get into the story. I had hoped that it would be better then it was.
It was historical that I liked.
Good but slow.
Theo. He so so patient, smart, kind, loving, funny and persistent.
Everything. She did a good job with the different characters and voices
The reluctant lover
This book is slow but it is good. Unpredictable and different. The ending is sort of abrupt but it does not take away from the story. The plot is weird, but so is Martha. Our heroine is emotionally perturbed/damaged. The healing process is sloooww. The love scenes (eventually) are pretty good. It is worth a credit.
I am the definition of a contradiction. I am a tomboy but just can't seem to get enough of romance books!
I took a risk to listen to this book as I just started getting entertained by Susan's narration...however... I did not read this book past the first 30 minutes.... It was slow.... I may try it later but I really doubt I will get to the end.
Addicted to listening, Loves a good story and a good narration!
a different narrator
no reaction- this book was not very good
hard to think of.
the story may have been bearable if the narrator was better. but she was slow, too 'harsh', didn't do voices well-she should read documentaries or biographies. This book may have been an o.k listen if Rosalyn Landor read it, she is much better with this type of book, maybe then it could have been a two or three stars, but this was truly agonizing.
I read the other reviews and thought I will find something different, so I ordered this book- Do not do it!!! it is a waste of the credit!
She was too detailed on the subject of farming and agriculture and it became soooo boring!
Maybe, but not anytime soon.
Only the other one I have already purchased
Performance wasn't bad.
This book was so boring it was a challenge to finish it
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