itle: The Importance of Being Wanton (The Wantons of Waverton, book#2)
Genre: Historical Romance/ Regency
Author: Christi Caldwell
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Publisher: Montlake, June 29, 2021
Sexy Rating: 5
Violence Rating: 0
Description from Amazon:
Emma Gately and the Earl of Scarsdale were betrothed as children—less a vow of future happiness than an obligation. Seventeen years later, the independent miss severs the contract with the now notorious libertine in an unprecedented act of independence. And Emma cofounds the Mismatch Society, where like-minded ladies are free of the constraints and inevitable broken hearts that men bring. But Emma’s rejection sparks in her intended a new consideration of the spirited woman he took for granted—and a determination to win her back.
Despite his wicked reputation, misguided and suddenly lovestruck, Charles Hayden is on a mission to gain Emma’s respect, and he has just the idea—one that the daringly unconventional Emma is sure to appreciate. But as Charles takes bold steps and sets tongues wagging, he makes himself an accidental opponent of his former betrothed. Soon a rivalry is born that has the whole ton abuzz.
Emma never anticipated that with every fiery test of wills, passion would surge. Passion that’s impossible to ignore. In going toe-to-toe with Charles, she risks her heart and pride by falling in love with the one man she vowed to scorn.
We are introduced to Emma and Charles in book #1(SOMEONE WANTON HIS WAY COMES) of this series and although this is a standalone novel I liked knowing a bit more about these two by reading the first book (or rather listening to book#1 since I listened to the audiobook). Christi Caldwell has once again made me forget about sleeping by writing a good story that kept me turning pages.
Emma, at times, was annoying in her inability to acknowledge her lust for Charles. Instead she just melted every time she sought him out and then couldn’t understand why. Charles was trying to be honorable with Emma but she kept showing up at the most scandalous times and places.
This was certainly a fun, sexy read.