Wealthy heiress Serena Osborne feels like her father is determined to sacrifice her on the marriage altar. The Duke of Kent is negotiating for a bride, and the wickedly appealing Sir Jonah Sharp is sent to woo the Lady Serena on the Duke's behalf. It only muddies the waters when she succumbs to Jonah's charm. Repeatedly. But Jonah has a secret agenda—to prevent the marriage at any cost.
I can't say I was a huge fan of the premise, it's a dastardly thing to do. It's one thing if he is just an ass, but because some told him to seduce her he sets out to do that. Not cool man. But for some reason it did work anyway...
Serena wants to live a bit before maybe becoming a royal duchess. The Hymen race as the papers have dubbed it is on. She knew what she wanted to do and she was sure to get it. I liked her spirit.
Jonah is meant to seduce her cos he is being blackmailed. I was a bit torn between poor guy and don't do it! But since this is a romance it was obvious that he would fall in love with her and when he did seduce her it was cos those ants in his pants told him to.
These two lead each other on a merry dance. But all the time there is that darkness in the background, he must ruin her or be ruined himself.
A fun and passionate romance.
Nothing wrong with it, I just..sorry Sir Jonah, I think your mother had an affair with someone not so English ;)
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
The Royal Rakes #3