Goddess of the Hunt is a fast, entertaining, and enchanting read.
I've always had a bit of a soft spot for the brother's best friend concept, and Tessa Dare doesn't disappoint with this amusing rendition. She strikes just the right note with Lucy and Jeremy -- so often the heroines end up humiliating themselves and although Lucy does come across as genuinely enamored of her own affection, it's not endlessly painful to read about. Lucy is intelligent, witty, and it was amazing good fun to see her deal with Jeremy. As he is the practice dummy, so to speak -- It was great fun seeing him lose his stride and take such a fall for Lucy.
I blazed through this book in a matter of hours. I couldn't wait to see how the story would play out, although it was pretty clear that they would end up together, there's unexpected wrenches thrown into the works at every turn. Certainly, Tessa Dare isn't exactly treading new ground with this book, but I have high hopes for Sophia's story. Now there's something that might flare up into something novel and exciting.
Ever the bold adventuress, Lucy Waltham has decided to go hunting for a husband. But first she needs some target practice. So she turns to her brother’s best friend, Jeremy Trescott, the Earl of Kendall, to hone her seductive wiles on him before setting her sights on another man. But her practice kisses spark a smoldering passion—one that could send all her plans up in smoke.
Jeremy has an influential title, a vast fortune, and a painful past, full of long-buried secrets. He keeps a safe distance from his own emotions, but to distract Lucy from her reckless scheming, he must give his passions free rein. Their sensual battle of wills is as maddening as it is delicious, but the longer he succeeds in managing the headstrong temptress, the closer Jeremy comes to losing control. When scandal breaks, can he bring himself to abandon Lucy to her ruin? Or will he risk his heart, and claim her for his own?