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  • With a rocky start on their marriage, Hadrian and Nicole need only to be honest with each other about their feelings in order to be able to experience true happiness
  • The story keeps on hopping with its interesting events
  • Hadrian is the perfect partner for her and I like how the author progressively develops Hadrian's feelings for Nicole until he definitely decides that it's her or no one at all
  • For those who enjoy reading romance of the regency era, this title should definitely be in your reading list

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      Lady Nicole Shelton has resolved to live her life in her family’s country estate at Dragmore after being ruined by a scandal when she jilted her fiancée in the altar. Nicole has never liked London society and she is more at home with managing their estate and other manly business. When she has been invited to a welcome party for her new neighbor, the Duke of Clayborne, she goes there intent on shocking everyone with her gypsy costume. Hadrian is instantly fascinated with Nicole and his public approval being a duke makes Nicole acceptable to other noble people present in the party.

      Nicole is captivated with Hadrian and for the first time she feels desire and love for a man. Hadrian thinks that Nicole is a married woman and


      he has every intention of bedding her. But when his mother enlightens him that Nicole is a lady and a virgin, he immediately withdraws his attention from Nicole, especially when he has a fiancée back in London.

      Nicole is furious when she learns that Hadrian means only to toy with her as if she is an amoral woman. She is more enraged when she finds out that he is engaged and to be married. Despite their withdrawal of affections, their desire for one another still smolders.

      Nicole follows Hadrian to London with the intent of capturing him from his fiancée. Arriving there, she realizes she is no match for Hadrian’s fiancée who is beautiful and nice and she sees that Hadrian is devoted to her even though he feels ...


      • attraction for Nicole. When Hadrian’s fiancée dies suddenly from a sickness, Nicole rushes to Hadrian to comfort him.

        But they end up sleeping together. Hadrian suddenly wakes up from his grief and feels renewed when he finally comes to accept that he and Nicole are always meant for each other. He rushes to Nicole and her father to propose marriage which her father accepts.

        Although Nicole has given herself to Hadrian, she doesn’t want Hadrian to feel responsible especially when she knows that he loves his deceased fiancée and never her. Despite her vehemence over the match and reluctance to the marriage, they get married and their first night as a couple banishes Nicole’s misgivings towards Hadrian. She feels that Hadrian actually cares for her.

        With a rocky start

        on their marriage, Hadrian and Nicole need only to be honest with each other about their feelings in order to be able to experience true happiness. The story keeps on hopping with its interesting events. A truly page-turner, I can’t help but laugh and become engrossed with what Lady Nicole will do next.

        It’s for certain she doesn’t belong in the 18th century but should be in the 21st century for she has the attitude of getting what she wants. Hadrian is the perfect partner for her and I like how the author progressively develops Hadrian’s feelings for Nicole until he definitely decides that it’s her or no one at all. For those who enjoy reading romance of the regency era, this title should definitely be in your reading list.




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