Released: July 6, 2011
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Author: Beverley Kendall
Pages: 132 pgs; 465 kb
Publisher: Season Publishing
Description (Amazon): She hopes to gain his affections
For Miss Elizabeth Smith, sharing her first kiss with the charming Lord Derek Creswell is nothing short of a dream come true…that is, until she is spotted by one of the most influential gossips of the ton. With scandal nipping at her heels, to avoid total social ruin, Elizabeth must present a fiancé by the end of the Season. But when the viscount proves reluctant, Elizabeth is forced to employ a seduction of a different sort…
He is determined to ruin her
Viscount Derek Creswell believes Elizabeth set out to trap him into marriage. After all, her sister attempted the very same thing with his brother six years before. Now the delectable Miss Smith expects a betrothal and a ring, while Derek finds her ruination infinitely more appealing…
But as Derek sets out to seduce only her body, Elizabeth is intent on claiming his jaded heart.
This is a novella and 29,000 words. Included is a three chapter excerpt of the third full-length book in The Elusive Lords series, AN HEIR OF DECEPTION. The total word count for this book is 43,000 + words.
Derek is so very forceful in gaining his introduction to Elizabeth. It was awesome. I was grinning the whole time.
The plot deals with the ‘cliché misunderstanding’, but it is not a misunderstanding between the main characters. Elizabeth’s sister has history with Derek’s brother and this leads to a host of complications, lies, half-truths, and a wonderful story. The entertainment rests in his ignorance and her attempt to hide the truth. You know there’s joy to be had when lies are involved (at least in the fictional world).
There is also a glimpse of the secondary plotline, which by the end, develops into its own novel. One I can’t wait to get my hands on!
If you’ve never read a Beverley Kendall (I bought her debut when it first came out), then by all means, get this e-book to whet your appetite. It’s short, sweet, and a bit heartbreaking, but altogether fun.
Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.
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