Henrietta Upperton is about to marry Alexander Sanford when he rushes off to India to salvage his family’s fortune. Then comes the devastating news that he has wed another. Eight agonizing years later, a storm washes Alexander ashore—injured, widowed, and hunted—and one glimpse of his ruggedly handsome face reawakens the desire Henrietta thought she had buried deep inside. Her body still yearns for his touch, but she’s determined not let him wound her again . . . not this time.
For Alexander, honor always comes first. But only now does he realize that when given the choice between two virtuous deeds, he picked the wrong one. On the run with his life in tatters and a pair of daughters in tow, Alexander burns for Henrietta. He knows he does not deserve forgiveness. And yet he longs to wrap his arms around her warm body once again. What’s more, he is sure the lady craves the same.
Praise for the novels of Ashlyn Macnamara
“Ashlyn Macnamara is a born storyteller, weaving tales rich in angst, humor, and history as she treats readers to the steamier side of Regency. Her inventive prose has secured her a place on my auto-buy list, and her memorable characters have secured a place in my heart. Don’t forget to set your morning alarm, though . . . you’ll be reading far past your bedtime!”—New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author Jennifer McQuiston, on What a Lady Craves
“This touchingly romantic and effortlessly plotted historical is a gem to be savored.”—Publishers Weekly, on A Most Devilish Rogue
“A sensual romance, filled with the witty dialogue one expects from a Regency novel, and a plethora of enjoyable characters.”—New York Journal of Books, on A Most Devilish Rogue
“Macnamara uses smooth writing to create well-rendered characters and a complex storyline.”—Kirkus Reviews, on A Most Devilish Rogue
“Ashlyn Macnamara is back! And follows her spectacular debut novel, A Most Scandalous Proposal,with an infinitely darker view into a bygone era. A Most Devilish Rogue forces us to look beyond the glitter and discover that love really can and does conquer all.”—Tea and Book, on A Most Devilish Rogue
“[Macnamara] skillfully incorporates the mores, customs and nuances of society into a charming tale and then adds a fresh spin as she delves into the intricate relationship between sisters. . . . Readers will find themselves happily enchanted by this debut.”—RT Book Reviews, on A Most Scandalous Proposal
“Gossip, scandal, and breezy banter enliven this unusual dual love story that features some beautifully rendered secondary characters, illuminates realistic dilemmas, and highlights the overwhelming importance of one’s social standing.”—Library Journal, on A Most Scandalous Proposal
“Macnamara’s characters are amazingly realistic, the dialogue is believable and the storyline will keep readers avidly turning the pages.”—Romance Junkies, on A Most Scandalous Proposa
As always I want to thank Random House and NetGalley for providing us a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.
I have to say that I really liked this story... now we all know I like second chance romances, which this one has, but it also had a bit of action and mystery that was also fantastic. This is a historical romance as well that made me feel as if I were there in that time period. Though I can't say I agreed with all of Alexanders actions, it was very nice to see how important he holds loyalty and honor. Henrietta is also a great character who, I found to be very strong that even when things aren't the way she wished them to be found a way to distract herself and work hard to keep her head up.
I did like a few of the secondary characters as well, thought they helped bring not only the mystery into it, but the comic relief when it was needed.
Hope you get a chance to read this and enjoy it as much as I did.
Happy Reading... Adri