Courting scandal since girlhood, free-spirited Lady Elizabeth Scarlet vows there is just one way to save her childhood friend from a loveless marriage: to kidnap him! But Nathaniel is furious. So angry that he challenges her to take their assignation to its natural conclusion and seduce him. When her inexperienced attempt flares into intense passion, Lizzie is ruined...and hopelessly, unexpectedly, in love with Nathaniel, the Earl of Waterhouse. Now the wild and willful Lizzie must convince Nat that they are a perfect match--in every way.
Lady Elizabeth Scarlet tries to save her dear friend Nathaniel, the Earl of Waterhouse, from entering into a loveless marriage by locking him in the estate folly the night before his wedding. But she falls into her own trap and ends up compromised. Lizzie knows that Nat doesn't return her affection, so when he honorably proposes, she refuses-and the battle lines are drawn. This tale of murder, suicide, and women's rights is leavened by witty banter, lively action, and sizzling passion. Verdict Desire turns to unexpected love for a willful heroine and a determined hero in this well-crafted third installment in Cornick's popular and historically detailed "The Brides of Fortune" series.-Kristin Ramsdell, California State Univ. Lib., East Bay (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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August 01, 2009
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