The youngest of the Wylder girls and the last left unwed Lady Diana is also the most willful, a trait that s leading her ever closer to dishonorable disaster. While her family s solution is a fast and excruciatingly respectable marriage, Diana can t imagine being wed to the very staid and dull Lord Crump. But while wedding plans are being made, a chance meeting at a gala turns Diana s world upside down.
A kiss from a dazzling stranger gives Diana a most intimate introduction to one of the ton s most resolute and scandalous bachelors, the Duke of Sheffield. Torn between family duty and her heart s desire, Diana recklessly surrenders to the headiest of passions, recognizing that she has found a kindred soul in the handsome young duke. Soon it s clear that seduction is no longer the game: Something deep and lasting has come to bind their hearts, and the stakes are nothing less than true love.
Sexy, funny, touching, and truly romantic. New York Times bestselling author Loretta Chase"
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-10-22
- Reviewer: Staff
Bradford’s third Wylder Sisters romance sizzles with unrequited love as Lady Diana, the youngest of the siblings, tries to please her family and rid herself of an unfortunate reputation for consorting with rogues. During an outing with the stuffy Lord Crump, Diana meets and flirts with a handsome, witty gentleman whom she later learns is the duke of Sheffield, cousin to her sister Charlotte’s husband. Sheffield reluctantly becomes betrothed to Lady Enid Lattimore to please his family, but gradually realizes that Diana is his true love. For her part, she finds Sheffield a refreshing contrast to Crump in his respect for her as an independent woman. Bradford’s effortless plotting and winning characters, along with a refreshingly greater focus on romance than on explicit sex, results in a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. Agent: Annelise Robey, Jane Rotrosen Literary Agency. (Dec.)