THE WICKEDEST LORD ALIVE
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Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)
Series:The Westruthers #3
Part of the Ministry of Marriage series #6
Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.
The Ministry of Marriage, Book 6
St. Martin’s Paperbacks
(From the author’s website)
Can an Indecent Proposal
Eight years ago, a tall handsome stranger entered Lizzie Allbright’s bedchamber and consummated a marriage of the utmost necessity. The Marquis of Steyne agreed to wed and bed Lord Bute’s admittedly lovely daughter to pay off his mother’s gambling debts. But once the deed was done, Steyne’s lawfully-wedded wife vanished into the London night…
Lead to Everlasting Love?
Years later, Steyne has nearly forgotten about his runaway bride. But when he suddenly finds himself in need of an heir, he has no choice but to track her down. Living happily in a small village under an assumed name, Lizzie is surprised to see her husband—and to feel such a strong attraction to him. But she is downright shocked when he asks her to bear him a son. How can they possibly repeat the heated encounter of their ill-fated wedding night without falling hopelessly in love?…in Christina Brooke’s stunningly sexy Regency, The Wickedest Lord Alive.
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THE WICKEDEST LORD ALIVE by Christina Brooke is an exciting Regency Historical Romance. “The Westruthers #3 part of the Ministry of Marriage series #6″, but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would suggest reading them all to keep up with the tale of the Westruthers better. Not necessary to follow the storyline.
This is Xavier Westruther , Marquis of Steyne’s story, he is sarcastic and cold and Lady Alexandra Bute,aka Lizzie Allbright, the daughter of the Lord of Bute. An evil, heartless villain who blackmailed Xavier in wedding and bedding his virginal seventeen year old daughter. Xavier did the deed, to save his mother and pay off her gambling debts, and left his young wife for eight years.
Eight years later….Lizzie has a life of her own in Little Thurston, where she claims no memory of her past. And so the story begins… Enter Xavier, who now needs an heir and his runaway wife.
Filled with a heartless villainness, family secrets, deception, courage, passion,sensuality, danger, deceit,attempted murder,suspense, mystery and finding love. There are secrets abound!
Xavier finds love can and will conquer all in the end, if he can just hold on a bit longer. But in the meantime, he has been deceived by his mother, someone is trying to murder him, and his passion for Lizzie is growing in leaps and bounds. Lizzie is determined to not fall under her long lost husband’s spell again, and be hurt once again, but, she is deeply attracted to him,and already falling in love.
This is a dark, sensuous read with many facets that intertwines the characters and storyline. I hope Clare and Lydgate find their HEA! Fast paced tale with many twists and turns. I loved Xavier, although, he is dark, sexy and brooding. What he has gone though for his so-called mother is simply amazing! The characters are engaging, enduring with a simply wickedly delicious storyline. A great read from beginning to the very last page. Wickedly delicious romp through Regency England! Received for an honest review from the publisher.
HEAT RATING: HOT
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More