Miss Darling's Indecent Offer is my first foray into Cerise DeLand's writing and it was a sexy and very satisfying experience. The story was so delicious and engaging that I immediately went out and bought more of DeLand's eBooks, eager for more of the same. The story features great characters who fall in love for all the right reasons, despite significant challenges, including a devious ne'er do well fianc‚ and a greedy step father. Best of all, Ms. Deland depicts her characters' developing feelings for each other with a vivid and thorough sensuality.
Her rogue with a heart of gold, Jack Stanhope, is irresistible with his fascinating combination of masculine confidence and emotional self-doubt. Feisty damsel in distress, Emma Darling, is his perfect match. When Emma offers him half of her substantial inheritance for a temporary marriage and an instructive debauching, their dynamic chemistry ignites. Ms. DeLand has the extraordinary gift of being able to depict a romance that is intense yet believable, erotic yet tender.
I loved these characters and their story and am eager to read more from Cerise DeLand!
CATEGORY: Historical Romance
ELEMENTS: Adult situations and strong sexual content.
HEAT LEVEL: Garnet
Emma Darling needs a protector and when she appeals to Jack Stanhope, she knows that the noted rake has never wished for a wife. That’s fine by Emma, who wants a husband--and not just in name--but only for little while.
Jack is keen to avoid the bad luck that plagues Stanhope marriages, but this gamin beauty rouses his protective instincts and his satyr’s hunger. Can he escape their temporary marriage and a few, blissful weeks of carnal delight with his heart intact? Or will taking her to his bed ruin each of them for any other lover?