Secret Desires of a Gentleman
Once Upon a Time . . . Maria Martingale was going to elope. But Phillip Hawthorne, Marquess of Kayne, put a stop to those plans when he learned his younger brother intended to marry a cook's daughter. Now, twelve years later, Maria discovers that the man who holds her fate in his hands is none... show more
Once Upon a Time . . . Maria Martingale was going to elope. But Phillip Hawthorne, Marquess of Kayne, put a stop to those plans when he learned his younger brother intended to marry a cook's daughter. Now, twelve years later, Maria discovers that the man who holds her fate in his hands is none other than the haughty gentleman who sent her packing—and he's as handsome and arrogant as ever. Happily Ever After? Always the proper gentleman, Phillip will do anything to protect his family from scandal, and when Maria dares to move in right next door, he knows scandal will surely follow. She is as tempting as he remembered . . . and the more he sees her, the harder it is for Phillip to keep his own secret desire for her a secret . . .
Publish date: October 6th 2009
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Girl Bachelors (#3)
I liked the plot. The story was good. But the hero, Philip, wasn't very appealing. Usually when we have a Darcy-esque kind of attitude (you know exactly what I mean - the haughty snob front), the character has some sort of endearing quality about him. One he keeps hidden from polite society - he has...
WARNING: GIFs, spoilers and a grumpy BAVR! I'm confident that Sarah will agree that this Guhrke Buddy Read was as inspiring as a root canal. You guys. This story is fucking boring. Who are the assholes in this again? Right. Phillip the snobby marquess and Maria the pastry chef. Their love does not m...
Pure character-driven enjoyment from start to finish. Maria is a delight, and Phillip's conversion from an uptight, haughty snob into a man who can't live without her is really, really nicely done.
Oh boy Philip Hawthorne you are confusing the crap out of me. This guy takes the cake for the most arrogant haughty uptight judgmental hero I've read about so far. Plus wishy washy thrown in there too. I just don't understand him. He loves to remind the heroine every two seconds how she's beneath hi...