Since being named on of London’s “Lords to Land” by a popular ladies’ magazine, Nicholas St. John has been relentlessly pursued by every matrimony-minded female in the ton. So when an opportunity to escape fashionable society presents itself, he eagerly jumps—only to land in the path of the most determined, damnably delicious woman he’s ever met!
The daughter of a titled wastrel, Lady Isabel Townsend has too many secrets and too little money. Though used to taking care of herself quite handily, her father’s recent passing has left Isabel at sea and in need of outside help to protect her young brother’s birthright. The sinfully handsome, eminently eligible Lord Nicholas could be the very salvation she seeks.
Last read this four years ago and unfortunately remembered the parts I liked while forgetting the annoying parts. The statue setup, the living situation, the make it happen attitude the heroine has, the way her friends all push her to value herself and her wishes as she has valued theirs – all good.
Sarah MacLean can be hit or miss for me on heroines and this one started strong but veered into frustrating with her stubborn emotional cowardice and ping-ponging feelings and refusal to listen to reasonable explanations. I’m not entirely convinced she did feel more than lust.
The hero also had some outdated Alpha / controlling attitudes that rubbed me a bit the wrong way.