National best-selling author Rebecca Hagan Lee pushes another stubborn bachelor of the Free Fellows League toward the altar in Hardly a Husband. And obstinate Marquess Jarrod Shepherdston is not about to take the plunge without protest. In 1820s England, Sarah Eckersley, the daughter of the late rector in Bedsforshire, has lost her father, been forced to move from her home, and is doggedly pursued by the loathsome Lord Dunbridge. Her only course of action is to become a renowned courtesan. And Jarrod Shepherdston is just the man to become Sarah's first lover. For Jarrod, who's taken great pains to avoid marriage his entire life, the offer is quite tempting. But Sarah's plot works so well that Jarrod begins to wonder just what he could be missing.More
"Another superbly sexy treat that is perfect for readers who like their love stories leavened with a lavish dash of wit and a discreet hint of intrigue." (Booklist)
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- cyndy barger
SWEET CLEAN HISTORICAL ROMANCE
I don't know I haven't read the print version yet
Aunt Etta Lady Dunbridge, she never gave up on love an got it after waiting 20 years.
She a good narrator
Hardly a Husband is a sweet Historical Romance between the last Unwed Original Member of The Free Fellows League. Jarrod the 5th Marquis of Sherpherdston and the leader of the Free Fellows has vowed never to marry and if by chance he has too marry he has vowed never to love his wife. This is one of the rules of The Free Fellows League. The original 3 memebers Griffin, Colin and Jarrod were 9 and 10 yrs old when they formed there League and sign the charter in there blood. Now they are all grown up and Jarrod is the last to wed of the original 3 remembers. Jarrod parents are dead an die in a horrible murder/suicide that he witness. As a young boy he was followed around by the rectors daughter Sarah Eckersley age 5. Sarah has vowed to one day marry Jays as she calls him.
When Sarah's father suddenly dies she is left alone with her Aunt Etta and they are literally and physically thrown out of there parish home by the new rector.
Sarah and her aunt move to London were she appeals to Jarrod to seduce her and teach her to be a courtesan. Jarrod/Jays does all he can to keep Sarah from going through with her threat short of taken her virginity. As they relationship continues to grow Jarrod does realize that he love her and does the right thing and marries her. But there is a lot that happens before this. I really loved the part of Sarah's Aunt Etta after 20 years marring the love of her life Lord Rob Mayhew who is also, Jarrod's uncle and Godfather. This was a lovely secondary side story.
I Highly Recommend Hardly a Husband!!
- Edwina "I Love books"