Expected publication: June 5th 2018 by Lyrical Press
Series: House of Pleasure #4 Rating: 4*
At a ball a comment sent crushed and heartbroken, Alethea Forsythe running. She was followed into the stable where a smooth talking peer came to offer comfort – before the slime-ball seduced and forced himself on her. Unfortunately, the results of that act would be appearing in nine months. With her reputation soon be in tatters Alethea will be forced to wed a stranger—unless she takes matters into her own hands.
When Jack Fitzwilliam, the Earl of Manning, received a summons from the House of Pleasure on a matter of importance, he was more than shocked by the unusual request he was asked to consider. Jack has long been aware of Alethea’s infatuation with him, marriage at twenty-three to an expectant bride was certainly not in his plans. However, despite her appearance which reminded him of his sister, the desperation in Alethea’s eyes overrides his misgivings.
It was Alethea’s heart’s desire to be married to Jack and she couldn’t be more anxious to have him take her to the wedded bed! EXCEPT he was too chivalrous and explained that they should begin to learn about each other before consumption. Lord Almighty ! Alethea couldn’t believe it that Jack could be so amicable in public but maintained his own quarters. Alethea began a campaign to do all she could to seduce her husband – the love of her life!
Throughout the story the author takes you on a journey of frustrations and some hilarious scenario’s where both parties were trying their hardest to achieve the inevitable! Great scenarios, wonderful pacing and fun dialogs! Both had secrets and both needed to divulge and get on with it! Pretty good story and loved the characterizations.