Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)
Series: Classic Regency Romance #9
Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley
- Print Length: 208 pages
- Publisher: Beyond the Page (July 1, 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00LGZD4BK
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Lady Emily Sedgely, separated from her husband and bored to distraction after years of solitude in the wilds of Yorkshire, is stirred by a sudden thirst for life and eagerly returns to London for the Season. Back in the swirl of society, she quickly warms to the attentions of an ardent young Frenchman—until a chance encounter with Baxter, her estranged husband, leaves her as confused as ever about her heart’s true longings.
Baxter, the Marquess of Sedgely, was given to dark moods and an uncertain temper that doomed his marriage. Finding relief in travel, he spent five years gallivanting the Continent and has now returned to London with a comely young mistress—and a dangerous secret. Cavalier about his safety, he discovers a far greater concern—for just one look at Emily stirs a realization that while his life may be in danger, it is his heart that faces a more immediate peril.
When Emily’s young French suitor arouses suspicions that he may not be all that he appears and a unknown assailant makes several attempts on Baxter’s life, the two are driven to protect each other and surrender to a passionate reawakening—and neither will rest until they are safely in the arms of the only person they’ve ever loved.
This books was originally published under the title Lady Delafont’s Dilemma.
Tantalizing, intriguing and romantic! Fast paced tale of intrigue, misunderstandings and second chances. The characters are lovable and engaging. The storyline was interesting and well thought out. The perils of marriage, the interference of others, the dangers of life, and the consequences of doubt and mistrust nearly bring this couple to their an ending. An enjoyable read. The storyline were brought to a satisfying ending with each question answered. A delightful Regency classic!
*Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley*
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More