Betrothed to a man she’s barely spoken to, Alicia Silverwood finds herself in an unusual case of circumstances. While attracted to a man she was never properly introduced to, she does her duty and marries. Her new husband, the Earl of Dorchester, lacks social skills, but they find things in common such as horses and preferring life in the country. On her wedding night, imagine her surprise when the cynical Marquis de Beaumont, a relative and close friend of her husband, is in her chamber to begin her deflowering. When she is at the height of pleasure at the Marquis’ hand, her husband arrives to complete the act. And that is just the beginning of her new, unusual life. The shocks continue when the man she was so drawn to turns out to be a relative of her new husband, as well. The reclusive Duke of Warrington.
Three men who are of different generations of the same family have a bond formed by love and blood. A plot is hatched to give all three men something they need or desire, and as a result a family is created unlike any before. While not your standard romance by any stretch of the imagination, this was an intriguing and engaging read. While initially I felt pity for Alicia, it soon turned to envy. Three very different men who all met different needs she didn’t even know she had. The process of creating an environment in which all four were satisfied and happy was a steamy read, as you can imagine. A short read worth your time.
How is one innocent country girl to choose between a Duke, a Marquis and an Earl? Must she?
When Miss Alicia Silverwood marries the Earl of Dorchester, he whisks her off to Notre Plaisir, a country manor where erotic surprises await in the company of three powerful lords.
The young Earl needs a wife and heir. The cynical Marquis de Beaumont needs a playmate. And the commanding Duke of Warrington needs a reason to live. As for the new Lady Dorchester, she’s about to discover the true nature of her own sensual needs. On top of that, she’s falling in love.
It might take a miracle for Lady Alicia and her three lords to come to an arrangement that makes them all happy. Or perhaps all that’s required is a little scandalous rule-breaking.
Reader Advisory: Contains an m/m/f/m ménage with brief m/m sex, as well as a deflowering and much sweet loving.