Sherry Thomas is one of the most acclaimed historical romance authors writing today, winning the RITA Award two years running, and appearing on innumerable "Best of the Year" lists, including those of Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Dear Author, and All About Romance. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and sons.
From the superbly gifted Sherry Thomas comes this beautifully written romance about a marriage of convenience that turns inconveniently passionate...
Felix Rivendale, the Marquess of Wrenworth, is The Ideal Gentleman, a man all men want to be and all women want to possess. Even Felix himself almost believes this golden image. But underneath is a damaged soul soothed only by public adulation.
Louisa Cantwell needs to marry well to support her sisters. She does not, however, want Lord Wrenworththough he seems inexplicably interested in her. She mistrusts his outward perfection, and the praise he garners everywhere he goes. Still, when he is the only man to propose at the end of the London season, she reluctantly accepts.
Louisa does not understand her husband’s mysterious purposes, but she cannot deny the pleasure her body takes in his touch. Nor can she deny the pull this magnetic man exerts upon her. But does she dare to fall in love with a man so full of dark secrets, any one of which could devastate her, if she were to get any closer?
“ONE OF THE RISING STARS OF HISTORICAL ROMANCE.” —Booklist
“THOMAS…HAS MADE A NAME FOR HERSELF WITH HER EXQUISITE USE OF LANGUAGE.” —Library Journal
Further praise for the novels of Sherry Thomas
Best Romances of 2010, Kirkus Reviews
Best Romances of 2012, Library Journal
# 10 in Top Romances Since 1970 List Dear Author
Top Read of 2009, All About Romance
“Sherry Thomas…is a rebel, a rule-breaker, and, above all, a romantic…[Her] writing is nothing short of a revelation.”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author
“Ravishingly sinful, intelligent, and addictive. An amazing debut.”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author
“Enchanting…An extraordinary, unputdownable love story.”—Jane Feather, New York Times bestselling author
“Sublime…An irresistible literary treat.”—Chicago Tribune
“Sherry Thomas’s captivating debut novel will leave readers breathless. Intelligent, witty, sexy, and peopled with wonderful characters…and sharp, clever dialogue.”—The Romance Reader
“Thomas makes a dazzling debut with a beautifully written, sizzling, captivating love story...Her compelling tale of love betrayed and then reborn will make you sigh with pleasure.”—RT Book Reviews
“Deft plotting and sparkling characters…Steamy and smart.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Thomas tantalizes readers…An enchanting, thought-provoking story of love lost and ultimately reclaimed. Lively banter, electric sexual tension, and an unusual premise make this stunning debut all the more refreshing.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Historical romance the way I love it.”—All About Romance
“Big, dramatic, and romantic.”—Dear Author