STORY: Frances Thorne can handle anything—except losing her position, her home, and her father to debtor’s prison all in one day. So when a generous offer of assistance falls into her lap, she’s grateful for a second chance, even if it seems too good to be true. The last thing she needs is for the charming, infuriating—maddening—Lord Lucan Montwood to stand in her way.
The end of the bachelors’ wager is near, and Lucan Montwood can taste victory—just so long as he can stay away from the one woman who sees through his façade. Yet when he learns that Frances has been caught in an insidious trap, Lucan can’t deny that he will do anything to help. Convincing her to trust him is the hard part, resisting her is next to impossible, but falling in love with her? That may be far too simple.
REVIEW: I eagerly anticipated this story because out of all the rakes, I liked Lucan the best because of his “still waters” character. He was one of those heroes that you just can’t wait to find out about. Once I found out about him, I liked him even more and I wanted him to be paired with a woman worthy of his character.
And trust me, Frances was not it. I truly disliked her attitude and self-righteous demeanor. What a judgmental bitch! I get the reasons for her original impression of Lucan, but once he had started showing her who he really is, she just persisted in casting him as a bad guy. What a waste!
Let me tell you. This hero deserved someone much better than what he got.
If you’ve read this series from the start, go ahead and read this story too. If you’re new to this author, skip this one and read book two in this series.
Melanie for b2b
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