Lunden Beckford, Duke of Scarsdale, has chosen to exile himself far from London, with its painful memories and cruel gossip. Forced back to town on business, he’s eager to make his stay as brief as possible. But first, he must honor his promise to find a suitable husband for his friend’s little sister. On one hand, Amelia Strathmore has grown into a stunning, statuesque beauty. On the other, the willful chit is more likely to scandalize a drawing room with her outspoken opinions than blush prettily. At least she agrees to accept his help—if he fulfills
certain conditions . . .
Though duty-bound to marry, Amelia longs to secretly enjoy some of life’s freedoms first. In this, as in many things, Lunden proves an excellent guide. In fact, Amelia’s girlhood admiration for her brother’s friend is fast becoming something far less innocent. Lunden believes he’s known too much darkness to offer any woman happiness. Yet Amelia is starting to see how much pleasure can lie within the right partnership—especially if one is willing to be a little wicked . . .
I received this book from Netgalley in return for a honest review.
Ms Bryant is a new author to me so I wasn't sure what to expect and what I found was a writer that drew me into the book and for me was a definite page turner. I also liked the humour especially between Matthew, Amelia and her cat Pandora. I will also be buying more of Ms Bryant's books.
Matthew and Amelia have the normal squabbles, that any brother and sister have...but sometimes I wanted to give Matthew a shake and just think what you are doing. Luckily Matthew sees the error of his ways.
I will give this book 5/5 stars and I can't wait to read the next book.
The book is on pre-order at Amazon UK and is published on 28th August.