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Once the ton’s darling, sudden blindness has left Cedric a reclusive shell of a man. Until he’s offered the chance to recapture a small part of his old life when the woman he’s secretly desired for years asks him to propose to her.
Who doesn’t love a naughty rogue? Third in the fan favorite historical romance, League of Rogues series, by Lauren Smith, you do not want to miss HER WICKED PROPOSAL!
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He doesn’t need his eyes to uncover her true beauty.
Cedric, Viscount Sheridan, is cursed. Once the ton’s golden boy, the loss of his sight has left him a reclusive shell of man. His days of womanizing, horse racing and pistol shooting lost forever.
Offered the chance to recapture a small part of his old life, he can’t refuse—even if it means accepting the shocking proposal of the infamous ice maiden, Anne Chessley.
Still reeling from her father’s death, Anne’s deepest wish is to avoid the hordes of fortune hunters who will soon be beating down her door. Proposing marriage to Cedric is an act of desperation, his unexpected acceptance a strange and wonderful dream.
His only stipulation: she must respond passionately and wantonly in his bed. Her agreement barely crosses her lips before he begins a sensual assault on the icy walls bitter secrets have built around her heart.
Yet even as they catch a glimpse of true happiness, betrayal is poised to sweep them away on opposing tides of danger.
Warning: Contains an outwardly aloof heroine with a secretly tender heart, a once-notorious rake who isn’t quite as rusty at seduction as he feared, and a band of rogues who join together to make sure happily-ever-afters do come true.
Add Her Wicked Proposal to your GOODREADS TBR pile!
This is a delightful historical adventurous romance with well established, complex characters, Set in the 1820s, this is the third book in the series but you don’t have to have read the others to enjoy escaping into this one – though you may well, like me, be tempted to read the earlier books after reading this one.
The story is told from multiple points of view, making it easy to relate to and empathise with the characters. There have been traumatic events in all their lives and danger lurks to destroy their hopes for a HEA, not just for the lead couple in this story but for all the friends and their families. The men involved call themselves the League of Rogues and they have powerful enemies out to get retribution, especially Hugo Waverley. There are no shrinking violets in the female characters, either – they are all feisty, sassy and endearing – especially in how they each manipulate the loves of their lives.
I suspect this story was particularly poignant for me as a close relative lost his sight when I was a child and I remember him coming to terms with this and the impact it had on his life. The hero in this story is coming to terms with losing his sight and his difficulties, emotions and fears are portrayed in an appropriate, considered and not condescending manner.
Just when you think things are going to be ending this story throws in another obstacle, taking readers on a journey full of unexpected twists, turn and dangers. It is a well written, enthralling read that I have no hesitation in highly recommending to anyone who enjoys regency romances packed with hot heroes, feisty ladies, danger and adventure!
Thanks again to the author, publishers and Barclay Publicity, too, for gifting me an ecopy of this book in exchange for this, my honest review.
About Lauren Smith:
Amazon Best-Selling Author Lauren Smith is an attorney by day, author by night, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She’s a native Oklahoman who lives with her three pets: a feisty chinchilla, sophisticated cat and dapper little schnauzer. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including being an Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award.
Many thanks to Barclay Publicity for organising and providing materials for this post as well as gifting an ecopy of this book for me to review in exchange for my honest review which is included in this post.