• Genre: Historical Romance(Recency)
  • Some: Received for an honest review from the author
    • Print Length: 143 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00TXZYCK2
  • (From Goodreads)

Lady Harriet Weatherby is at the end of her tether. Her brother, the Earl of Oldbeck is running amok. That would not normally be her problem, but the ton consider the earl to be an imbecile. Since her father died, he has had no one to guide him and he will no longer listen to Harriet. And now that Mary the kitchen maid is carrying his child, Harriet sees no other option but to marry. And there is only one man for the job. 

Two years ago Lord Stephen Charville, a widower and second son of a duke, promised Lady Harriet that he would do her any favour she asked him as thanks for saving his daughters life when she nearly drowned. He did not expect her to turn up at his townhouse and ask him to marry her and set an example to her brother. There is nothing wrong with Lady Harriet and he’s not averse to helping out her brother, he just has no inclinations to marry again. And for the record, he’s no tragic hero, pining away for his lost love. The problem is that Harriet begins to burrow her way into his affections. 

When Lord Stephen offers without marriage to help the earl to learn the ways of the world, Harriet is still determined that the only way to do the job properly is for them to marry but she agrees to do it Lord Stephen’s way. No one is more surprised than Harriet when she begins to have feelings for the dissolute second son or when he begins to ignite passions in her she’d never dreamed existed, all the while trying to keep her errant brother out of trouble and way from scandal. 

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WOW!! This is a beautifully written tale which is powerful,compelling, charming, humorous,emotional but it is also serious, demanding and everlasting, long after the last page. A story many will be able to relate to and totally understand, a siblings love for her older brother, his welfare and the compassion that follows.
It is also a tale that is laugh out loud humorous, on a serious side oftentimes, and a tale of passion, second chances, unconditional love, devotion and understanding. A unique Romantic Regency tale! My hat goes off to this author for pulling off a serious issue with grace, honor, and true love for the subject matter. Well done, Ms. Taylor! I absolutely loved this story, these characters and the sensual side to this story. Lady Harriet got so much more than her usual reward, to be sure, for she found a true family and the love of a lifetime. A very lovely story and one would I strongly recommend to everyone, rather a Historical Romance reader or not. An excellent choice of reading material and one you won’t be disappointed in reading. A quick read, to me,and one that has lasting effects, for this reader, anyway. A keeper!*Received for an honest review from the author*

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating:Hot
Reviewed e: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More