Love has designs of its own....
To all of London society, Lord and Lady Tremaine had the ideal arrangement: a marriage based on civility, courteousness, and freedom--by all accounts, a perfect marriage. The reason? For the last ten years, husband and wife have resided on separate continents.
But once upon a time, things were quite different for the Tremaines....When Gigi Rowland first laid eyes on Camden Saybrook, the attraction was immediate and overwhelming. But what began in a spark of passion ended in betrayal the morning after their wedding--and now Gigi wants to be free to marry again. When Camden returns from America with an outrageous demand in exchange for her freedom, Gigi's decision will have consequences she never imagined, as secrets are exposed, desire is rekindled--and one of London's most admired couples must either fall in love all over again...or let each other go forever.
Deft plotting and sparkling characters mark this superior debut historical. Camden Saybrook, Lord Tremaine, returns to late 19th-century England to confront his wife, Gigi, about her petition for divorce. Still bitter from Gigi's machinations to snare him as her husband, Camden will grant the divorce under one condition-Gigi must give him an heir within a year. Sparks fly as the two embark on heated attempts to put the bun in the oven, despite Gigi's fear that her next conquest, the insipid Lord Frederick, will discover her duplicitously lusty reunion. A captivating subplot emerges when Gigi's mother, Mrs. Rowland, sets her own plan in motion for Gigi's next nuptials. Thomas propels the plot forward with revealing repartee and gives the leads real nuance. Intelligent and forthright with honorable hidden qualities, Lady Tremaine makes an exceptional heroine, and her deceptions are believably attributed to a desire for self-preservation in a sexist society. The results are steamy and smart. (Mar.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information. -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
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1 . predictable and short
Posted December 07, 2009 by bluegreen , washington, dcIt was a short read. Think Harlequin romance sized books. No surprises. Not enough time spent on main characters. Mostly a book about the "act" than really about the characters. So if you like a short read that gets right to the point and adds a sprinkle of a plot, than this is for you.
2 . Excellent and Exciting
Posted April 26, 2009 by jvg , EdisonThis book is great. You just can't put it down. It keeps you in suspense and you just don't know what will happen next. It makes you laugh, sad, and it is just enjoyable. This was Sherry Thomas debut book and it's great.
3 . Wow what a surprise!
Posted November 19, 2008 by Lena , HawaiiThis story came out of now where and i felt like i just been hit by a ton of bricks.....it was that much of a surprise. It was a different kind of read for me and honestly i'll admit that i didn't expect it to be as good as it turned out to be, especially as a first offering by a new writer. The author Ms. Thomas certainly has talent!
Imagine being married to a man you once loved and now hated...and then having said man show up again out of nowhere and start demanding that you give him an heir, when all you want is a divorce, How would you feel? Then imagine as a Man the difficulties you will face when you have finally come to your senses and want to make it work with a wife who hates you and no longer needs or wants you? or does she? I'll leave the rest for you readers out there to find out. In My Opinon Great story, Fabulous new author.
March 24, 2008
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