STORY: Widow Rosalinde Wilde is on her way to her beloved sister’s wedding when an unexpected storm waylays her at an overcrowded inn. There she meets a tempting stranger who sweeps her into a night of unforgettable passion.
Grayson Danford never expected a night with the irresistible Mrs. Wilde, but she was a welcome distraction from the unpleasant duty of breaking up his brother’s impending nuptials. He’s shocked when he discovers his passionate lover is none other than the sister of his brother’s intended.
Now Rosalinde and Gray will butt heads, even as their simmering desire for each other threatens to boil over. Who will win? And who might lose it all?
Rosalinde Wilde is a widow and is heading through a snowstorm to the estate of the Earl of Stenfax at Caraway Court. There, she will be attending the wedding of her sister, Celia, to the Earl. However, the weather has become so bad from an early in the season snowstorm that they are forced to spend the night at an inn. As always, Rosalinde is afraid that her grandfather will be quite angry if she doesn’t arrive as scheduled. Her grandfather, Mr. Fitzgilbert, is a wealthy man who has always treated Rosalinde badly due to what he calls her poor choices.
Upon arrival at the Raven’s Wing Tavern, Rosalinde finds the Inn crowded with other stranded travelers. Thus, she is forced to share a dining table with a man who introduces himself only as Gray. At first skeptical of him, she soon relaxes as he appears to be a true gentleman. Their evening of chatting turns into a night of passion. When she leaves the next morning, she is certain she will never see the man again but will have the memory of a wonderful night making love. This was something missing in her marriage.
Finally arriving at Caraway Court, she discovers that the Earl’s brother has arrived as well and she hears that he does not care for Celia as he thinks she is only interested in his brother’s title. The marriage is truly not a love match for the Earl needs the money that her grandfather sends to the marriage and she needs his title. This has come about as part of an agreement with their evil, controlling grandfather to tell Celia and Rosalinde about their deceased parents.
When Rosalinde meets the Earl’s family, she finds that the Earl’s brother is none other than Lord Grayson, a.k.a., Gray! This is a shock to both of them. How will they handle the situation? Can there be a future for happiness in the marriage between Celia and Stenfax?
I liked this novel and found the characters to be well-written. There is certainly a lot of food for thought here as well.
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher
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