A taciturn soldier and a social butterfly - is the perfect home worth the price of a marriage of inconvenience?
Blake Montague's draconian temper and clever mind belong on the Continent, decoding French communications. Instead, as the youngest son of a baron, he's terrorizing London ballrooms in search of a wife who will buy the commission he can't afford.
Jocelyn Carrington, after years of smiling through the pain inflicted by an uncaring family, has just inherited a fortune. Now she can buy the special home with an aviary her eccentric younger brother needs - but Blake Montague's family owns it. They offer the house if she will marry their son and prevent him from marching off to war. Except Blake will use her dowry to buy his commission.
How can Jocelyn gain the home of her dreams while keeping alive a courageous man with a bad habit of attracting trouble? Can Blake believe the beautiful Jocelyn might actually free him from his family's manipulations? Can this wary, cynical pair open their hearts to trust in the power of love?
"Intriguing protagonists, quirky secondary characters, and a surprising plot make for an endearing sequel to...The Wicked Wyckerly." (Publishers Weekly)
"Rice takes her cast of characters - including the naughty French-speaking parrot, Percy - on a passionate, sensual, rib-tickling romance. A master of the nuances of humor, she brings joy, lots of love, and plenty of laughter to this fast-paced, unforgettable second Rebellious Sons story." (Joan Hammond, RT Reviews)
"Every character entertains and satisfies.... It's a sweet, sexy, fun romp with so much heart. I can't wait to read the next book in the series." (Anne Gracie, author of The Accidental Wedding)
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Inventive author is poorly served by poor narrator.
If the "hero" could have seen more value in the heroine besides her body. I gave up listening when six hours into the book, the hero is still dismissive of the heroine's talents and abilities.
I'm not turned off of this genre (romances) but of this sub-category: angry emotionally wounded man treats woman horribly (emotionally) but eventually her love changes him. (I'm assuming since I won't be finishing this book.)
Eliza did another wonderful job narrating this book.
I loved the first book in this series. In that book, even though they are complete opposites and he needs to marry someone with money, the hero admires the heroine's talents and abilities (as well as her body). I will give one more book in this series a try but if the rest follow this book's pattern, it seems that The Wicked Wyckerly is a standout gem.