All of London is agog at the scandalous
bet between the Duke of Rothay and the Earl of Manderville.
Society’s two most notorious rakes have placed a very public
wager on which of them is the better lover and everyone is
most eager to learn the results…everyone save the duke and
earl, that is. For Nicholas and Derek, the duke and earl in
question, the illicit wager was nothing more than an
impetuous result of too many drinks. But despite the many
offers received to act as judge, none appeal to either
Nicholas or Derek, save one.
Lady Caroline Wynn is the last woman
anyone would expect to become involved in such a bargain.
Though a young and beautiful widow, Caroline has an icy
reputation meant to keep potential suitors at bay. While
not desirous of a second husband after her first, horrible
marriage, Caroline is eager to know what it would be like to
experience true passion. And who better to teach her than
Nicholas and Derek? If the duke and the earl are willing to
keep her identity a secret, Caroline is happy to judge their
contest and publish the results anonymously. But even the
best-laid plans can go awry when playing with passion, if
love gets in the mix.
Prepare yourselves for one of the most
sensual, tender, beautifully written romances of the year
with An Indecent Proposition. Emma Wildes has
written an utterly engaging tale with characters that are
sure to win your heart. I absolutely adored Caroline; it’s
impossible not to. She’s both intelligent and kind, but is
not invulnerable. Her horrible marriage has left its mark
on her and I was eager to see her overcome the effects of
her late husband’s cruelty. As for Nicholas, he is
everything a hero should be and more. He’s seductive,
handsome, and bright, but also human. In other words, he’s
not perfect, which makes him all the more appealing. Events
of his past have also left him wary of love, and with good
reason. I couldn’t stop reading An Indecent
Proposition because I so wanted he and Caroline to
find happiness with one another.
An Indecent Proposition
treats readers to not only one love story, but two. Very
early in the tale we’re introduced to Annabel, the woman
Derek loves and, by his own mistake, lost. This story is
every bit as much theirs as it is Nicholas and Caroline’s
and I couldn’t be more delighted, as they are both
endearing, charming characters. Derek and Annabel’s love is
one that has grown over time, versus the immediacy of
Nicholas and Caroline’s and I loved the contrasts. Ms.
Wildes deftly weaves the intertwining romances to create a
seamless, flowing dual romance.
I Joyfully Recommend An Indecent
Proposition. Ms. Wildes’s singular talent for
mixing eroticism with heart is showcased perfectly in this
book. All four of her protagonists won me over and I was up
reading late into the night, unable to put An Indecent
Proposition down. Gorgeously penned and completely
satisfying, An Indecent Proposition is not to