This story centres on the widow of the late Lord Warminster, Phoebe Torrington, his son her stepson is hosting a house party, among the guests is Jonathan Oliver Lord Selwood. Jonathan is intending to ask a young debutante who is also a guest to marry him. But, he is waylaid by Lord Warminster asking for his help. It seems that Phoebe is going to tempt one of the gentlemen to her bed, she has been a widow for some while and intends a seduction. Lord Warminster asks Jonathan to keep an eye on her, to further that he has placed him in the adjoining bedchamber. After talking with Phoebe Jonathan then comes up with a plan, he will be the gentleman who she takes to her bed. But he is worried that being 22 and she ten years his senior she might object to a much younger man so he pretends to her that he has arranged an assignation for her, but the lights in the bedchamber must be doused. But he fully intends to keep the appointment himself. What will happen when she discovers the man that came to her bed is her stepson's best friend?
This is a first read for me by this author, although slightly unconventional for a regency romance I thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked the characters, I thought Jonathan was portrayed as a very mature 22 year old, while Phoebe is sensitive and caring, the love scenes were well done and were written with emotion not just lust. a very satisfactory read.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2230 KB
- Print Length: 100 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Heather Boyd (28 February 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004Q3RII4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 10 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #111,383 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)