The Seduction of Lord Stone (Dashing Widows, #1) by Anna Campbell
Series: Dashing Widows #1
Published by Self-published on September 1, 2015
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For this reckless widow, love is the most dangerous game of all.
Caroline, Lady Beaumont, arrives in London seeking excitement after ten dreary years of marriage and an even drearier year of mourning. That means conquering society, dancing like there’s no tomorrow, and taking a lover to provide passion without promises. Promises, in this dashing widow’s dictionary, equal prison. So what is an adventurous lady to do when she loses her heart to a notorious rake who, for the first time in his life, wants forever?
Devilish Silas Nash, Viscount Stone is in love at last—with a beautiful, headstrong widow bent on playing the field. Worse, she’s enlisted his help to set her up with his disreputable best friend. No red-blooded man takes such a challenge lying down, and Silas schemes to seduce his darling into his arms, warm, willing and besotted. But will his passionate plots come undone against a woman determined to act the mistress, but never the wife?
In her search for a lover…the lover wants love.
I absolutely loved this story. The Seduction of Lord Stone is going on my favourite short stories shelf. It packed a punch. Everything I love about Regency historical romances was included. A scene at the ball, riding in Hyde Park, a picnic by the Thames, the women having tea and the men meeting in the study for serious talks. All of it put a smile on my face and left me content with my purchase.
At the beginning, we meet three women who were all in mourning for their late husbands. Two of the women had bad marriages and one lost the love of her life. Caro’s husband died after a long illness, but her marriage was already a disaster before he fell sick. She moves to London after his death and can’t wait to start living. Her first step in her quest is to find a lover. She doesn’t want love, just a bed partner. Thinking it smart to get some advice on who to choose, she approaches her friend Silas who’s also the brother of one of the other widows. Caro has no idea she’s about to throw a match to a bonfire. Silas doesn’t take well to her questions.
The Seduction of Lord Stone was funny, sweet, naughty and nice. Even though it was short it was so well written I didn’t feel ripped off. Everything that I need in my favourite romance was included…just in a little package. Can’t wait to read more in this series.
Sassy rates this one 5 Stars.
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