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As the eldest son of the Duke of Breconridge, Harry Fitzroy is duty-bound to marry and marry well. Giving up his rakish ways for the pleasures of a bride s bed becomes a delightful prospect when Harry chooses beautiful Lady Julia Wetherby, the catch of the season. But a fall from his horse puts a serious crimp in his plans. Abandoned by Julia before he can propose, the unlucky bachelor finds himself trapped in the country in the care of Julia s younger sister.
Harry has never met a woman like Lady Augusta. Utterly without artifice, Gus is clever and capable, and seems to care not a fig for society. After a taboo kiss awakens passion that takes them both by surprise, Harry realizes he d almost given his heart to the wrong sister. While London tongues wag, he ll use his most seductive powers of persuasion to convince the reluctant Gus that she belongs with him as his equal, his love, his wife.
Praise for A Wicked Pursuit
The appealing characters, the emotional growth of the hero and the lively dialogue turn what could have been a predictable tale into a delightful non-stop read. This is a fine start to a new trilogy. RT Book Reviews
This story is every bit as delightful as those by my favorite Regency authors: Lisa Kleypas, Sabrina Jeffries, Julia Quinn. . . . I will definitely be looking for the other books in the series Susana s Parlour
A bewitching tale of a most accidental match. Shelf Awareness
Isabella Bradford s experience shows with her charming, witty tale. . . . Wonderfully crafted, the next installments are sure to please as this one most decidedly did. Literarily Illumined
Bradford pulls no punches, which makes the story all the richer. . . . Period details create a believable world that fully immerses the reader. Heroes and Heartbreakers
I loved seeing the quality of the story come through. . . . Overall a hypnotic love tale to overwhelm, excite, and endear you. A rare treasure Addicted to Romance
An awesome start to a new series and I can t wait for the rest of it to come out. . . . I will definitely be going back and reading her Wylder Sisters series. Historical Romance Lover"
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-01-27
- Reviewer: Staff
Bradford opens a Georgian trilogy, set in 1768, with this cloying bit of spun sugar. Charles “Harry” Neville Fitzroy, fourth Earl of Hargreave and eldest son of the Duke of Breconridge, decides to finally cease his wanton London ways and settle down in marriage. Miss Julia Wetherby, the loveliest maiden of the ton, is his chosen bride. On a whim Harry travels to her home in Norfolk, ring in hand, certain she’ll all but leap into his arms. Instead the coquettish Julia insists on a silly game of pursuit on horseback. The game ends with Harry thrown from the unfamiliar steed, breaking his leg and his pride. The airheaded ingenue panics. Fortunately, Augusta, her practical younger sister, takes immediate charge of the situation—and hapless Harry—while Julia flits off to London, unable to cope in a crisis. The ensuing romance between Gus and Harry is entirely predictable to everyone except the lovers, showing little promise for the series. Agent: Annelise Robey, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Mar.)