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Nicolas, Lord Hatherly, never intended to marry - nor add to the "mad" Hatherly line - but now he must honor his father's debt to a social-climbing merchant or lose the family estate.
A notoriously wild marquess, won by her father at a game of cards, is the very last thing Miss Alice Tombs wants. She's spent the last three seasons repelling suitors in spectacular fashion so she'd be at liberty to explore the world. She'll just have to drive this one away as well.
Until Nick proposes an utterly tempting arrangement: one summer together to prove the legitimacy of their union, then Alice is free to travel while Nick revels in the time he has left before the Hatherly madness takes hold.
It will be easy to walk away after a few months of make-believe wedded bliss - won't it? Alice and Nick are about to find sultry night at a time.
©2017 Lenora Bell (P)2017 Tantor
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2 out of 5 stars
By Cam on 08-10-17

The excitement vanished within the first 30 minutes

I was hoping the mystery and excitement of two people not wanting to be married would be great entertainment but it all vanished when the duke decided she was perfect to marry to within the first 10 minutes of meeting her. She seemed desperate to be married for real once marriage went through and changed her plans to leave England so swiftly that it made me wonder why she resisted marriage to begin with. Then the agreement prior to marriage was super silly. Lessons in sex? Huh. Don't worry I'm not giving anything away since this all happened within the first hour.
The narration was also poor in my Openion as sometimes it sounded like either the Duke or his wife were about to cry. The emotions were excessive for some scenes. The accents were also poorly done.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Maine Knitter on 04-29-17

Loved it!

I love this series and I was so glad to read this new book.

Lenora Bell has become one of my favorite authors. There is humor and passion and a good story. The characters are great! Nick is hunky and Alice is a bluestocking. My favorite types!

Narration by Beverly A Crick is always first class.

I hope there are more books.

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