The Wickedest Lord Alive is an enjoyable read. I liked how the author wrote about her characters. I'm considering finding another book by Christina Brooke to see if it is similarly written. The only thing that tripped me up a bit was that it was a bit slow and drawn out.
The only thing that Lizzie wants is to live out her life in private, away from everyone. She wants to live peacefully even if it means away from the husband who she believes doesn’t love her. When her husband comes to fetch her, because he needs an heir, she doesn’t want to let anyone know she is married and that she has her memory. She wants to life in peace!
But circumstances are what they are. And Xavier wants to do the opposite. She ends up with no choice but to go with him back home. She keeps up the rouse that they are falling in love and are planning on getting married instead of telling everyone that they are already married.
She always wanted to marry for love and expected nothing less. However since they are already married she doesn’t want anything to do with him nor give him an heir until he loves her like she loves him.
CAN AN INDECENT PROPOSALEight years ago, a tall handsome stranger entered Lizzie Allbright’s bedchamber and consummated a marriage of the utmost necessity. The Marquis of Steyne had agreed to wed and bed Lord Bute’s admittedly lovely daughter to pay off his mother’s gambling debts. But once the deed was done, Steyne’s lawfully-wedded wife vanished into the night… LEAD TO EVERLASTING LOVE?Years later, Steyne has nearly forgotten about his runaway bride. But when he suddenly finds himself in need of an heir, he has no choice but to track her down. Living happily in a small village under an assumed name, Lizzie is surprised to see her husband—and to feel such a strong attraction to him. But she is downright shocked when he asks her to bear him a son. How can they possibly repeat the heated encounter of their ill-fated wedding night…without falling hopelessly in love?...in The Wickedest Lord Alive.Christina Brooke’s historical romances are:"Clever, lush, and lovely."—Suzanne Enoch"Sensual and passionate."—Publishers Weekly "Delightful." —Night Owl Romance