Jason Cavendish, the Earl of Coventry, is trying to discreetly locate his unwanted and abandoned bride among London society to request an annulment. However, he doesn’t remember what she looks like because he was blind drunk at his arranged wedding and hasn’t seen her since.
The fascinating Lady Olivia has captured the Earl’s attention. Newly arrived from the country to stay with her school friend for the Season, she is appalled to discover that her husband, Lord Coventry, doesn't even recognize her. She's not about to tell the arrogant arse that she is his wife. Instead, she flirts with him by night and has her modiste send her mounting bills to him by day.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned… Too bad this woman finds her husband nearly irresistible.
I've long been a fan of historical romances featuring a rake and a woman spunky enough to give even a jaded man a run for his money. Hutton delivers all that this trope is known and loved for with a dash of flair.
Jason lived a life dictated by a father who didn't care about what he wanted or needed. When a dictate from the grave commands he marry, Jason understandably wishes to rebel his father's last effort to control him. Getting sloshed, he only has vague memories of his wedding and a blurry memory of the enchanting eyes of his bride.
Lady Olivia fascinates Jason from the moment he meets her. Unfortunately for him, she knows exactly who he is and has no desire to engage in a flirtation with a rake...who abandoned her on their wedding day and didn't even bother to be sober for the event.
Watching him chase the very woman he's trying to evade set up for an entertaining story and Hutton delivered on the sexual tension, humor, and engaging characters which made this book a true pleasure to read. I highly recommend this book as I loved everything about it. Great read!!
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