Praise for Much Ado About You:
‘Great fun and love the modern take on a classic Regency romance, with all its nods and winks to Austen…a great achievement that matches fast-paced romance with well-crafted social observation…bravo for Eloisa!’FIONA WALKER
‘Great fun! I couldn't put it down. Move over Georgette Heyer!’ DAISY WAUGH
‘Hurrah! Romance is back in fashion. No grisly body count, no lurking serial killer. The only four-letter word is love. Choc-full of romantic heroes that would give Darcy a run for his money. Sheer joy from beginning to end.’ Carole Matthews
‘In the first in a new series featuring the wonderfully amusing Essex sisters, New York Times best-selling James' gift for superb characterization and elegantly sensual, delightfully witty prose creates a thoroughly romantic treat.’ Booklist
‘A smash hit in the US, ‘Much Ado About You’ should be every bit as successful here.’Daily Mirror
‘Regency romance at its best.’Bookstore
A Regency historical from the New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James, bound to delight Heyer fans.
If you kiss a man once…
When the dashing Earl of Ardmore tempts Miss Annabel Essex, the most unattainable of the four beautiful Essex sisters, with the promise of a kiss, she resists, just as she snubs his teasing offers of marriage. For what would she get if she married him? Why, nothing but a faded Scottish title and a hovel in the highlands.
But by some cruel twist of fate Annabel finds herself in a carriage bound for Scotland (the place she abhors) with the penniless Ardmore – and with all the world thinking they're man and wife! To make matters worse Annabel becomes embroiled in a flirtatious game of words with the Earl – in which the prize is a kiss…and the forfeit… A moment of passionate madness with Ardmore and the choice is clear – marriage or disgrace.
Yet when she arrives at the Earl's Scottish Estate – contrary to what she had been lead to believe – she finds the hovel to be a castle and her Earl far from impoverished. And she learns – in the bridal bedchamber and elsewhere – that there is more to marriage than just kissing…