Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Kieran Kramer
Publisher: St. Martin’s, 2010
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from the author’s website:
He’s always been a player.
Dashing Lord Harry Traemore is perfectly content to live out his days in the pursuit of pleasure. But when he’s named by the Prince Regent as one of society’s “Impossible Bachelors,” Harry is drafted into a ribald romantic wager. The rules of engagement are scandalously simple: The bachelor whose mistress wins the title of “Most Delectable Companion” gets to remain unmarried. Harry is utterly unconcerned about his status…until his latest lightskirt abandons him.
Who will win this game of love?
Enter Lady Molly Fairbanks. Harry’s childhood friend—actually, “foe” is more like it—is the most unlikely companion of all. She’s attractive but hot-headed, and in no mood for games. Besides, what could the self-indulgent Harry possibly know about what makes a woman delectable? It’s time for Molly to teach him a lesson once and for all…but will it lead to “happily ever after?”
This is a well written, silly, suspend your disbelief, often laugh out loud historical. No regency lady would act like Molly and no “honorable” gentleman would act like Harry. But in spite of the absolute trashing of accuracy this was a light and frothy read.
I tend to like my historical romances a bit more on the believable side although I make that statement with a broad meaning. Kramer is a good writer and I am tempted to give her a pass and try one of her more recent offerings.