Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.
I have received a free e-copy of the book Too Wicked to Wed by Tammy Andresen to review.
Here is the book blurb.
A rakish lord and a lady with a vendetta….
Lady Caroline knows all about rakes. One ruined her after all. Allow a rake to kiss you once under a flowering pear tree, shame on him. But allow another to kiss you beneath a full moon of the summer solstice, well, shame on herself. She’s not falling for that sort of trick no matter how handsome Lord Marksman is or how alluring his strong arms or how tempting his achingly wicked lips are. Caroline’s learned a few lessons. In fact, she’s even recorded them in a chronicle to teach the ladies of London how to avoid these very traps. But she can’t leave until she’s taught Marksman a lesson. A very good one on how a gentleman ought to treat a lady…
Lord Pierce Marksman isn’t certain why he finds Lady Caroline so tempting. Yes, she’s blessed with waves of thick blonde hair, lush pink lips, the sort that make a man ache. But he’s met beautiful women before. And of course, her curves are lush and sweet, the kind that could keep a man warm for days. But he’s seen better. Hasn’t he? The problem is he can’t bloody remember. That’s a damn shame because he needs to find a rich wife with a sterling reputation to bolster his family name after his brother destroyed their’s. And that’s not Lady Caroline…
The more their path’s cross the harder it is to deny that he wants her. Maybe needs her. And when Caroline’s in trouble he has a decision to make. Does Pierce save himself or her?
This is the final book in the Chronicles of a Bluestocking series. I’ve read the whole series now, but can say that they all work well as stand-alone reads too. Here are my reviews of the previous titles.
The story starts with Lady Caroline Bixby looking for a rake at the ball for purposes of research for the book she is writing with her friends. Meanwhile Lord Pierce Marksman is meeting Lady Helena there, one of the names on his mother’s list of suitable brides. They step out onto the verandah, where in the shadows, Lady Helena kisses him as an experiment. Caroline observes and interrupts. Has she saved Helena from being ruined?
She visits Helena the next day, but Pierce is already in attendance. Helena seems overly keen on Caroline. And is Pierce actually a rake? Who does he want? What sort of triangle is this?
Too Wicked to Wed is available on Amazon, currently priced at £3.26 in Kindle format. Once again Tammy gives us a lovely light romantic story.
About the author
USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.