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She’s beautiful, rich, and reckless. When Lady Constance Stonewell accidentally ruins the Earl of Apthorp’s entire future with her gossip column, she does what any honorable young lady must: offer her hand in marriage. Or, at the very least, stage a whirlwind fake engagement to repair his reputation. Never mind that it means spending a month with the dullest man in England. Or the fact that he disapproves of everything she holds dear. He’s supposedly the most boring politician in the House of Lords.

Julian Haywood, the Earl of Apthorp, is on the cusp of finally proving himself to be the man he’s always wanted to be when his future is destroyed in a single afternoon. When the woman he’s secretly in love with confesses she’s at fault, it isn’t just his life that is shattered: it’s his heart. They have a month to clear his name and convince society they are madly in love. But when Constance discovers her faux-intended is decidedly more than meets the eye, not to mention adept at shocking forms of wickedness, she finds herself falling for him. There’s only one problem: he can’t forgive her for breaking his heart.

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It was free

Well, the story line was actually not that bad; woman ruined man and wants to make it up with fake engagement then run away. However, the angst played on too long and they never became a couple. The antagonist wasn’t an outsider but within. I guess that’s what it was free. I bought it because someone complained about too much sex. That person needs to just read children’s literature.

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Be aware

I would give this book an X rating. There was a story in between the sex scenes but not much of one.

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Refreshing

Refreshing take on BDSM and Historical Romance . Love the independent woman who is running her own business and doesn't swoon right away for the dude.
Must Read!

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Loved it! Not much BDSM. A really fun, dimensional romance

First, this was fantastic and I highly recommend it! I enjoyed that the main characters have a different power balance than most historical romances. The heroine has money and doesn’t care much about following society’s rules. The hero is poor and cares very much about appearing respectable. Their dynamic is unique compared to other historicals and I enjoyed watching them fall in love.

A few reviews talk about BDSM. While there are references to BDSM and it’s discussed, any reader who reads BDSM romances should know that this book does not depict much BDSM sex. It’s an important theme in the book but if you’re expecting a lot of scenes in this book, just know there are few actual BDSM scenes here.

I enjoyed the involvement of political discussion and that the heroine has career aspirations. Really enjoyable, more dynamic historical romance. Highly recommend!

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superbly written.

The writing in this novel is well above the average. The plot itself is a little, just talk to each other already. The emotive nature of the writing lifts it up out of the ordinary. The narrator is excellent in conveying the deeper elements of the story as well. Enjoyed it immensely.

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Great book!

This is a great read with well developed characters and the story unfolds in a way that will keep you listening & playing the one more chapter game. The dialog is engaging and the characters are strong. Holly Chandler does a wonderful job narrating this story and bringing the characters to life.

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  • 02-26-21

Entertaining Love story

I loved the chemistry between Constance and Apthorp and the characters were drawn beautifully.

Constance is a spoilt brat and drives you mad with her incessant involvement in other people's affairs and its a delight to watch how she develops into a more rounded and loved personality.

I loved too the development of Apthorp and how wrong people had been about him. it was a delight how they managed to work it out in the end, which was beautifully written.

I am only sorry that the narration was horrid and it should have been read with an English accent as it is all about English aristocracy and therefore should not have been narrated by an American!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-15-19

Loved it

This second book by Scarlett Peckham is wonderful. I adored the first book , but she has surpassed it with her second. Can't wait for the third.