Lauren DeSerre is a young widow (28),
but considered old by many of the ton. She has not been
seeing anyone since she parted company with the Duke of
Bellingham before he started courting his wife Susan. The
scandal that swirled around her when she was with the
notorious rake has made her want a lower profile now in
life. When the Duke approaches her for a favor on his
brotherís birthday, she reluctantly says yes. The Duke
wants her to spend an evening with his brother Christian.
He knows that Christian has been in love, or at least lust,
with Lauren for years.
Christian canít believe Lauren is the
woman he is meeting. He has loved her for years. But she
seems overly concerned that she is eight years older than he
is. He doesnít see this as an issue and will do whatever he
can to make her see they are meant to be together and not to
care about what the ton thinks.
Initiating Christian was a super hot and
erotic view of historical England and the ton. I loved
that, in this case, there was only an eight-year age
difference, but Lauren was torn over society. If he was
older than her, there would have been no hesitation. I
loved to see a thoughtful sincere, non-rake portrayed as the
main male character. I also enjoyed the concern that Susan
has for her husbandís fidelity, especially with his
history. But the main story was about Lauren and Christian,
and I found this a wonderful love story, with lots of erotic
sex thrown in. I enjoyed Emma Wildesí Initiating
Christian and think you will also.