First Comes Marriage
When Vanessa Dew’s brother inherits a
title it brings into her life, Elliott, Viscount Lyngate.
When Elliott’s mother begins to hint that Vanessa’s elder
sister Margaret would be a suitable wife for Elliott,
Vanessa knows she has to do something. Margaret has been in
love with Vanessa’s brother-in-law for years and Vanessa
can’t stand for Margaret to be doomed to a marriage without
love. So she goes to Elliott and makes him an offer, take
her to wife and she’ll be the best wife for him, bringing
him happiness and joy. She knows that she is not the beauty
her sister is but surely their marriage would fair better
than Elliott marrying a woman who loves another. Elliott is
not sure why he is drawn to Vanessa but he finds himself
agreeing to her offer and before long they are married. But
as they spend time as husband and wife what was supposed to
be a marriage of friendship becomes something else as
passion and love begin to grow between them.
First Comes Marriage is
the first book of Mary Balogh’s new Huxtable Quartet.
Vanessa and Elliot are slow to realize their love for each
other but that just made me want it more!
Then Comes Seduction
Jasper Finley, Baron Montford, accepts
the challenge of seducing the innocent Katherine Huxtable
but just when success is in his grasp he suddenly discovers
that his conscience won’t let him and he tells Katherine the
truth of the wager. Now three years have past, years in
which Katherine has told herself that she hates Jasper. But
now that they are thrown back into each other’s sphere the
passion that once blazed between them returns. Will love
follow passion? And when an enemy of Jasper’s spreads the
news of the wager, can they fight the whispers that wonder
if Jasper actually won the wager?
Then Comes Seduction is
another wonderful addition to the Huxtable Quartet. Jasper
and Katherine kept me turning the pages!
First Comes Seduction and
Then Comes Seduction are well worth an all
night reading binge and with the next two books in this
delicious series by my side, it could be another all nighter!
Lovers of Regency romance will want to pick these up NOW!!