A Reckless Desire…
Lady Clarissa Bevington is in trouble. A reckless indiscretion has left her with two choices: ruin her family with the scandal of the Season, or marry Mr. Kincraig, the notorious scoundrel mistaken as her lover. Desperate and disgraced, Clarissa vows to love and cherish a veritable stranger, a man whose eyes smolder with danger—and undeniable desire…
An Unexpected Arrangement
As an agent for the Crown, Lord Donovan Blackmer has spent the last two years guarding Clarissa’s grandfather from an unknown assassin while disguised as the rakehell Kincraig. His mission may now be over, but his duty has just begun. Salvaging his beautiful, impetuous wife’s virtue will cost him his fortune and his position as an officer—but it might save him from the ghosts that haunt his own past. When their marriage “in name only” leads to exquisite seduction, Donovan must risk the only thing he has left to lose . . . his heart.
Part of a series, this books works well as a standalone. I haven’t read the previous books and in a way I like not having a preconceived opinion of the main characters. Dominick (no clue why the blurb calls him Donovan) is really at the wrong time at the wrong spot. He didn’t do anything wrong besides being a gentlemen and ends up having his dreams crushed and married to Clarissa. He’s grumpy, but loveable, not afraid of saying sorry and sexy to boot. Clarissa is sweet and strong at the same time; she’s very innocent and always tries to see the good in people. Sometimes she’s a bit too trusting, but she’s also very young. I enjoyed the book, it happened once or twice that I “read diagonally”, but overall it’s a well written story with just enough twists and turns to keep it interesting.
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