Though he’s fiercely loyal to his friends, Michael Carver has managed to avoid romantic entanglements by cultivating a reputation as a rake and a gambler. Believing himself incapable of intimacy, the Earl of Blandon avoids anything more than lighthearted flirtations or trysts with married women—which leaves more than enough time to slip out into the wilderness for a little fishing. All is well until Michael agrees, as a favor, to keep his best friend’s stubborn yet alluring sister-in-law company.
After one failed engagement, Beatrice Hawkins would rather become a spinster than risk her heart again. Her family, however, is relentless when it comes to finding her a suitable match. So when the roguish earl suggests they join forces to feign courtship and throw everyone off their scent, Beatrice only hopes the ton will take the bait. But at the hunting lodge where Michael takes her to escape prying eyes, Beatrice finds herself lured in by the unexpected charms of a man who has so much love to give—even if he doesn’t know it yet.
Beatrice and Michael are friends. She refuses to marry. He has issues and doesn't want to ruin a woman's life. They are thrown together when her life is in danger and he takes her away to keep her safe. I honestly was a little confused by this one. He is supposed to convince her to marry him to keep her safe. So he'll do that just not fall in love with her. Except they already seem to be in love with one another. It was an enjoyable read, though.
My Rating: ****
Steam Factor: !!!!
My Source: Netgalley
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