An Outrageous Proposition
Elizabeth Spencer needs a man. Preferably one who won't be too picky about the morality of her proposition, or his reputation. Lord Constantine Alexander can't afford another trip to debtors' prison, which makes him the perfect candidate. She doesn't expect him to have a heart of gold, or to hold up his end of the bargain - particularly when his high-in-the-instep family gets involved. Nor does she expect to find him irresistible, because while she needs a man, she doesn't particularly want one.
A Wicked Bargain
When a beautiful courtesan offers to satisfy his creditors, Con leaps at the opportunity. Never mind his mother and brothers are suspicious of his newfound fortune - being with Elizabeth is intoxicating enough to wipe any thought of scruples away. He soon realizes it's not just his future he's been gambling, but his future family. How can he convince London's premier courtesan he's more than a callow rake?
©2013 Emma Locke (P)2016 Emma Locke
Well this was a little better than the first book in the series. I am not a fan of the courtesan's for historical romance books. I also thought the hero was a bit too young or naive or immature or something. He just wasn't a very good hero for a historical romance. Elizabeth was okay I guess. Nothing great about her character or personality really.
The chemistry between these two was barely okay, it didn't seem too real or genuine until almost the end of the book. There was a lot of dialogue which was great. I do like lots of dialogue. The story line and plot were kinda meh.. And the end of the story was kind of stupid to be honest after everything they went through. I was SMH...
As for the narration, well I am a huge Marian Hussey fan so I loved it. She did make the story more tolerable. She does the men's voices very well, gives everyone their own voice and has a wonderful reading voice. I highly recommend her narrations, particularly for historical romance genre.
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