Saturday, November 8, 2014

What a Lady Demands by Ashlyn Macnamara

When Cecelia Sanford was fifteen, she was in love with her brother's friend Richard Blakewell, Viscount Lindenhurst.  Shen she saw him stripping so he could swim, her curiosity was aroused.  Eight years later, Cecelia is applying to be the governess of Lindenhurst's son.  In that eight years, Lindenhurst's world has turned upside down.  He returned from war injured and when his young son fell into the pond, he was unable to reach his wife in time to help her rescue the boy.  Cecelia has barley escaped a scandal and is being blackmailed.  She needs this job to hide.

I loved the story line of this book.  Normally, the heroines are virgins.  Cecelia isn't and she knows what she wants.  She is determined to get what she wants, Liind.  Lind is the tortured hero, now bitter about what he discovered when he returned home.  He needs Cecelia to make his life whole.  The book is sensual without being smutty and borders on erotic.  It was a quick paced read with a twist that the reader doesn't expect.

I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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