After witnessing her father’s philandering and her mother’s turmoil, Lady Lydia Covington knows rakes make terrible husbands and vows to marry a man who can never break her heart. Lord Caverly, a man many years older, is the man Lydia and her mother choose for Lydia to marry. But one kiss from the handsome and disreputable Lord Wilhelm sets all her cold-hearted plans ablaze.
Devon, Viscount Wilhelm, only kissed Lady Lydia to prove that he could rattle her icy facade, but instead, the famed Ice Queen of London sets him on fire. As his little sister’s closet friend, she is off limits, but when Lydia comes to him, asking him to teach her about passion, Devon can’t refuse. He sets out to show her why rakes make the best husbands.
As Lydia and Devon fall deeper in love, fear of a disastrous marriage like her parents had prevents Lydia from believing Devon’s intentions are true. Confronted with her impending engagement to Lord Caverly, Lydia must choose between risking her heart on a rake or a safe passionless marriage with Lord Caverly. But when Lydia realizes her mistake in choosing Lord Caverly over Devon, it’s too late and Devon has disappeared from England.
After word of his return reaches Lydia three months later, the tables have turned and this time it is Devon who refuses to believe in Lydia’s love. It is up to Lydia to convince him that her intentions are true, and reformed ice queens make the best wives.
If you like a second chance romance full of raw emotion, humor, heart break, redemption, and sizzling love scenes, then you’ll love Sweet Torture, the second book of the Fated For Love Regency Romance Series.
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He’s been a bad, bad rake—and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson
The accidental governess
After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart . . . without risking her own.
The infamous rake
Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education—in pleasure. That should prove he can’t be tamed. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Soon the walls around Chase’s heart are crumbling . . . and he’s in danger of falling, hard.