- Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Avon (August 31, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061673447
- ISBN-13: 978-0061673443
To her surprise, Lady Mallory Byron finds herself walking down the aisle with the last man she ever expected to ask for her hand . . . .
Everyone knows the Byron brothers are “mad, bad and dangerous.” Now their sister shockingly discovers she’s the newest talk of the Ton when she marries the scandalous Earl of Gresham. Faced with a tragic loss, she’d sought comfort from him as a family friend. But soon consolation turned to passion, scandal—and a wedding! In the bridal bed, she finds pleasure beyond her wildest dreams. But can nights of wicked delight change friendship into true love?
Charming rakehell Adam, Earl of Gresham, has secretly loved Mallory for years. He lost her once to another man, but now he has a second chance to win her love—and plans to do so by any means necessary. Will Mallory’s heart give him what he so dearly desires? Or is the past too much to overcome?
Even though I feel this book is great as a stand alone, I wanted to let the readers know that this is book four in the Byron family series by this author. If you want to know more about the family and other characters involved in more detail, I do recommend reading the first three books first.
That being said, I truly was captivated by the story and romance that the author created in this book. Mallory has been through a lot. She lost her fiance in the previous books and she is in deep mourning for the loss. She has basically given up on life without her fiance.
then we get to meet Adam. He has always secretly loved Mallory and respected her enough to give her space. When he finally steps in and tries to bring her out of her depression, they are found in a compromising position. They are forced to wed and Adam doesn’t seem to mind since he has loved her for a long time anyway. Mallory is hesitant and scared because she is starting to have feelings for Adam. She thinks she is betraying the memory of her fiance for having feelings for another man.
If you are looking for an easy romance though, the author has a few surprises in store for you. While I think they could have been easily resolved in some spots with the two just sitting down and talking, we all know that easy is not what is written in romance novels. They do have bumps and crazy turns to work through. I enjoyed the book and will definitely be on the look out for the first three books in this series.
Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS