Lady Beresford's Lover
Book 7, The Marriage Game
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Ella Quinn’s bachelors are quite sure of what they want in life—and love—until the right woman opens their eyes…
After a painful heartbreak, Rupert, the handsome young Earl of Stanstead, has decided that when it comes to love, avoidance is best. Until he meets a woman who makes him forget his plan—and remember his longing for a wife and family. Yet he senses that she too has been hurt, though she attempts to hide her feelings—and more—in the most baffling and alluring way. Intrigued, Rupert is willing to play along, if winning her is the prize…
Crushed by her late husband’s scorn, Vivian, Countess of Beresford, believes she is monstrously undesirable. Sadly childless, she has moved to London resigned to a solitary life. Still, when she encounters Rupert at a masquerade ball, her disguise as Cleopatra emboldens her. Convinced he doesn’t recognize her, she begins an after-hours affair with him, always in costume—while allowing him to innocently court the real her by day. But when Rupert makes a shocking choice, will Vivian be able to handle the truth?...
not my favorite of the series, it did provide entertainment
The seventh in Ella Quinn’s Marriage Game series, Lady Beresford’s Lover follows a widow disillusioned by her marriage encountering a young earl disillusioned by a bad breakup.
Vivian, Lady Beresford can’t wait to move from her in-laws, but wants a last season before moving out of society’s eye. Her husband left her with huge esteem issues and she’s not interested in a man… even as now would be the perfect time.
Rupert has decided to ignore his urges for a wife and family and then he meets Vivian… he senses she’s hurting, but willing to take what she will give.
Additionally, there is a secondary story full of deceptions and lies with a touch of humor, masquerade parties and a bit of gentle and not so gentle wooing and the story reads quickly. While not my favorite of the series, it did provide entertainment, although not quite as amusing or well plotted as earlier titles in the series.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Lady B's Lover
Wonderful story. Loved it! Can't wait to read the series.