The duke always gets exactly what he wants . . .
As the new Duke of Billingham, Simon Crathorne has one main duty to fulfill: find a proper wife and continue his family's exalted name. But of all the eligible women who have come to his country party, he desires only one. And she may be the most unsuitable bride of all.
Lillian Mayhew is desperate to expose a devastating secret about Simon's distinguished late father so she can salvage her family's reputation. Yet from the moment she meets her rakishly handsome host, she begins to question if she can destroy his world so callously. She once wanted nothing more than to destroy his good name—and now she wants nothing more than his kiss.
Caught between vengeance and ecstasy, Simon and Lillian begin a passionate affair. But betrayal lurks behind every stolen touch—and the duke's shocking past may be his ultimate undoing . . .
Two of Jenna Petersen's childhood dreams wereto be a ballerina and a baseball player. Those didn't work out,but she's pleased to be following another childhood dream,writing books for a living. And what better than romance,where dreams come true on every page? Jenna lives in centralIllinois with her high school sweetheart husband andtwo taskmaster cats. She loves to hear from readers.
The finely-drawn characters and true-to-life situations had me in their thrall from page one.
When she achieves her goal, she runs into a minor obstacle; she is in love with the son of the person whose reputation she has lived to destroy.
Great characters, complex emotional development and a few surprises along the way together with a romantic and sexy love story.
Interesting characters which were heartfelt. I do feel as though the plot was somewhat "over" developed. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shasta Terrell
Oh man Simon and Lillian great characters very well written! Once again Jenna has outdone herself!Published 8 months ago by Ashley Boger
After reading Almost a Spinster by Jenna Peterson I really wanted to try a full length book by the author, and I'm glad I did! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Hellen
Do you ever laugh out loud when you read a book? Do you like mysteries. Do you like romance novels? Sabrina Jeffries knows how to involve you in her books. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lindy Studt
I'm reading this book...for the second time! I love the twists and turns Jenna has given to this book! Of course the damsels in distress! Read morePublished on August 31, 2011 by Annamichele
I wasn't too sure about this book when I started it. Lillian Mayhew is visiting the new Duke of Billingham, Simon Crathorne, with her friend Lady Gabriela. Read morePublished on July 26, 2011 by Lisa Wolff
This was a pretty good story with a unique plot. The story had a good twist to it. I like the hero however, he was not sexy enough and the story just didn't have enough romance. Read morePublished on April 14, 2010 by pen pen
I had the opportunity to attend Jenna's workshop in Raleigh, NC and was thrilled to meet her. This historical, set in Regency England, is full of twists and turns and heroes... Read morePublished on December 1, 2009 by nancy badger
I was in tears halfway through this delightfully passionate and moving novel. The finely-drawn characters and true-to-life situations had me in their thrall from page one. Read morePublished on November 19, 2009 by Kathleen A. Moreland