. Title: What The Groom Wants (Bridal Favors Series)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Jade Lee
Publisher: Sourcebooks ,Feb 2014
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
An honest love…
Radley Lyncott has been in love with Wendy Drew as long as he can remember. When he went to sea, she was too young to court. Now that he’s returned to take up his Welsh title, he is appalled to find that debt has ruined the Drew family, and—even worse—Wendy is being courted by another man.
Or a dangerous attraction?
Family comes first for seamstress Wendy Drew, who is forced to settle her brother’s debt by working nights at a notorious gambling den. But her double-life hasn’t gone unnoticed—she has captivated none other than Demon Damon, a nefarious rake who understands Wendy’s darkest desires and is hell bent on luring her into his arms.
Jade Lee is one of those authors that catapults you into the story so that there is no sense of time passing as you turn pages to find out what will happen next. This divinely plotted book is full of mystery, suspense, sexy romance, Evil and evil deeds, twists and turns and a heroine that is feisty, smart and courageous. The hero is also courageous, strong and steadfast in his devotion. The villain is so wicked that shivers run down my spine whenever he makes an appearance
The romance is full of Love because the hero has loved the heroine forever. The heroine doubts that they can make a go of it because she is a seamstress and he is a Duke. But he is not taking “no”for an answer.
Wendy turned away, but her lips curved into a smile. “I am not the wind, and you are not a ship.” (Radley) “And yet you lift my spirits and together we soar” She felt her skin flush with heat. No one had ever spoken so prettily to her.
Jade Lee’s Bridal Favors Series has been absorbing, interesting and delightful. This is a standalone book but it does reference characters that have had previous books in the series so I recommend that you read the entire series. You won’t be sorry. Lee illustrates how romance books should be written, she is a master storyteller.
BRIDAL FAVORS SERIES
Engaged in Wickedness, a novella
Wedded in Scandal (reviewed*)
Engaged in Passion, a novella
Wedded in Sin
Winning a Bride, a novella (reviewed*)
What the Bride Wore (reviewed*)
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