One Week As Lovers (Huntington #3)
Even after finding his betrothed in the arms of another man, Nicholas, the Viscount Lancaster, knows he must wed. Propriety and the dire state of his finances decrees it. At least a visit to his country estate provides relief from playing the role of loving fiance, as well as a surprising encounter with Cynthia Merrithorpe. Once his childhood
And the worst of it is, he's going to have to put up with it. Without that money, his family is going to do a rather rapid swirl down the proverbial crapper. Nick’s having a tough time keeping up his trademark cheerful façade. When a letter arrives from the house...more
This book purchase was brought to you by social media. Victoria Dahl tweeted a link to Daisy Harris's blog where she discussed common tropes used to up the sexy factor. This book was mentioned as an excellent example of the "kink as therapy" trope. Ding! My finger was on the "buy" button on my nook before I even finished reading the blog. And, as an added bonus, I now have a name for one of my most favorite tropes....more
The best thing about Dahl's books is always her characterization. Her prose is lovely and stripped-down, no wasted words. Her plot stru...more
Cynthia Merrithorpe has loved Nicholas, the Viscount Lancaster since they were children.
(view spoiler)[After years away Nick returns home to find a resident ghost, none other than Cynthia who has faked her own death to avoid marriage to a man she despises…
Cyn wants Nick in her bed but he tries his best to fend her off by appealing to her sensible side but there is nothing sensible about Cynthia’s feelings for Nick. And Nick, he's almost married and despite there being no love betwe...more
Nicholas must wed rich to improve his family's fortunes. Cynthia was being forced to marry a psycho, so she fakes her own death. They were childhood friends, so when Nicholas finds out about her death he comes home to offer his sympathies. They are misplaced, however, as her stepfather is simply angry she killed herself instead of...more
It wasn't until I've come to review the book I even realised it was part of a series - me being me of course ive started at number 3, but...more
I admit, it's my first foray into historical romance in at least a decade. I was inspired to pick it up by a review from the Book Smugglers blog, and I am so grateful.
It was beautifully written, and had a sweet and satisfying love story that, while ending with the promise of an HEA, didn't tie it up in a neat little bow. They had to work for it.
I'll also admit to a weakness for damaged heroes (as my best friend, who's rea...more
One Week as Lovers is the love story between two childhood friends, Nicholas, Viscount Lancaster and Cynthia, the girl next door. Cynthia has loved Nicholas forever but once the boy turned 15 his family moved to London and they haven’t seen each other in ages. Until Lancaster receives the news that Cynthia has died and he travels back. Cynthia of course, is not dead. She faked her suicide so that she could avoid getting married to the most awful man in existence (Richmond is his...more
I do like Dahl's characters and she doesn't disappoint, even if this was a historical romance. The characters are complex and likable. But other than that I have no insight on whether this is a good book or not because I have little to compare it to in this genre.
After reading each book I would think that was my favorite but Nick & Cyn's story was my favorite. I was so pulled in by Nick's story. Would love a follow up to see where their lives have gone.
To Tempt a Scotsman, a Golden Heart winning historical, was my first published book. Here I am signing the cover! A Rake's Guide to Pleasure (which w...more