As the successful owner of multiple railroad lines, Diana Barton is all too accustomed to fending off suitors seeking to stake their claim on her wealth. In order to keep the wolves at bay, Diana has contrived the perfect plan: appeal to the most notorious rake in London, the Baron Lord Bryant, to ruin her reputation and scare off the worst of the time wasters. The ruse will be no hardship—she’s secretly been fascinated by the man for years.
Lord Bryant is well aware of his questionable reputation. Indeed, he has cultivated the image carefully, and the last thing he wants is a wife. But when he’s approached by the younger sister of a business associate, he tells her in no uncertain terms that he cannot help. However, when he sees for himself what she is up against, Bryant grudgingly offers his assistance. Faced with his most complicated entanglement yet, Bryant is firm in his conditions—and Diana knows that to get romantically involved with Bryant would spell certain heartbreak. But as the counterfeit couple grow ever closer, the line between truth and lies becomes blurred, threatening both Lord Bryant’s well-laid plans and the future of Diana’s railroad business.
You guys. I am having THE BEST reading week! If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I just read Jennifer Peel's new book that comes out next month. (review coming soon) I was in full hangover mode heading into this book and I was worried. Now I'm just laughing because THIS. BOOK. <sigh> Now I have two book hangovers back to back. It's a completely awesome feeling.
This is the kind of book for girls who love a "bad boy" and the woman who finally claims him. Misunderstood, unfairly (and sometimes fairly) judged, a bit on the dark side and pushing the social norm boundaries of his day. Meet Lord Bryant. He's yummy. Honestly. So, so yummy. You can tell this just from the cover, right? I feel like I just watched the loveliest movie play out in my head. Right up there with Pride and Prejudice. Seriously. I was so engaged from beginning to end. Invested. Right there with these characters.
This feels a bit gushy, right? It is. I can't help it. 😍
Go get this book. Or enter to win a copy below! Block out some time to read it uninterrupted. (especially the last third of the book) This book is what reading is about for me. I loved it.
- I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
a Rafflecopter giveaway