The Worthington’s are back in the second book of the series, And Then Comes Marriage. I couldn't put this book down once I started reading it. The book is a signature Celeste Bradley novel with her wit and engaging writing style. Her characters and settings come to life on the page. The characters from the stuffy butler to the certainly mad Worthington family is superb and leave the reader longing for even more than is already packed in this book. I enjoyed so many things about this book but what added icing to the already lovely cake was the appearance of Button (from The Liar’s Club books) in this series and the intense longing scenes between Button and Cabot. I am looking forward to the rest of the books in this series. They will definitely be on my auto-buy list.
Mrs. Miranda Talbot is a wealthy widow. She’s bent on never marrying again because her first marriage taught her everything about being controlled by someone else. In fact, her whole life has been a lesson in control. When she meets Poll Worthington she considers, for the first time in her life, taking a lover. After all if she’s discreet what is the harm in a widow having a little extra something special. However, what Miranda doesn't know is that he is a twin and his twin Castor though a bit darker and a definite confirmed bachelor is more than a match for her. The twins, for the first time in their lives, find themselves pitted against each other in a battle to win Miranda’s hand. Miranda finds herself the center of a spirited competition with no idea how she will find a way to choose between the two would be lovers.
After years of being a quiet, dutiful wife, the recently widowed Mrs. Miranda Talbot is finally free to do as she pleases. As an attractive woman of independent means, Miranda is suddenly turning heads all around town. When she meets the dashing Mr. Castor Worthington, she is swept away by his passion. Is he too good to be true?
Little does Miranda know that there is more to Castor than meets the eye. In fact, he’s a twin. Castor’s brother, also a confirmed bachelor, takes his romantic pursuits—and rivals—very seriously. When Castor discovers Miranda is being courted by his own twin, his competitive nature takes over. Who will be the one to win Miranda’s hand and heart? The race to say I do is about to begin…