That Scandalous Summer
One Daring Widow In the social whirl of Regency England, Elizabeth Chudderley is at the top of every guest list, the life of every party, and the belle of every ball. But her friends and admirers would be stunned to know the truth: that the merriest widow in London is also the loneliest. Behind... show more
One Daring Widow In the social whirl of Regency England, Elizabeth Chudderley is at the top of every guest list, the life of every party, and the belle of every ball. But her friends and admirers would be stunned to know the truth: that the merriest widow in London is also the loneliest. Behind the gaiety and smiles lies a secret longing—for something, or someone, to whisk her away. . . . One Reluctant Suitor Raised in scandal, Lord Michael de Grey is convinced that love is a losing gamble—and seduction the only game worth playing. But when duty threatens to trump everything he desires, the only way out is marriage to a woman of his brother’s choosing. Elizabeth Chudderley is delightful, delicious—and distressingly attractive. With such a captivating opponent, Michael isn’t quite sure who is winning the game. How can such passionate players negotiate a marriage of necessity— when their hearts have needs of their own?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 29th 2013
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Rules for the Reckless (#1)
This is my first Duran book. I picked it up from the NOOK store as a freebie....and now I know why. I wanted so much to like it, which is probably why I feel such a disappointment after finishing this book. I should have DNF it at the mid-way point, but I had a bad case of insomnia last night, so I ...
I grew up with alcoholic parents, and when I'm reading, I often notice a character's drinking habits even when I'm not meant to notice. Let me be clear that I'm not a teetotaler; I drink in moderation, and I have no problem at all with typical historical romance references to ratafia at balls, wine ...
This book was a revelation. Meredith Duran is one of my romance role models. I can't think of another author who is quite so good at creating an urgent sense of longing between two people. Exhilarating reading that used a laundry list of my favorite tropes--social butterfly with secret spine of stee...
This is the 2nd book in the Rules of the Reckless series of Meredith Duran's, the 0.5 being Your Wicked Heart (novella) and the first being That Scandalous Summer. I received this book from Netgalley and decided I should read the first two books...well the novella was a complete waste as only a cou...
Pretty lovely read, review soon.