During their annual Christmas pilgrimage to Scotland to visit their aged uncle in his decrepit castle, the Comte de Rocheforte and his cousin, Earl of Oakley, are presented with unique gifts: their uncle has raided an English lord's Christmas party and kidnapped four lovely would-be brides for his heirs to choose from ...as well as one very angry duke, Lord Bretton. As snow isolates the castle, and as hours grow into days, the most honourable intentions give away to temptations as surprising as they are irresistible.
My Rating: 5/5
Three of the greatest authors in historical romance team up to write this absolutely fantastic book. The Lady Most Willing was adorable, a brilliant novel of three stories.
I don't want to give away the couples, that's for you to find out :)
So, I'll have to keep this vague to retain the mystery ;)
All the characters were wonderful. The ladies were all lovely heroines that are thoroughly likable. They were strong, kind, and flawed in a way that made them easy to relate to. Wonderful, all three.
And what about the fourth lady, you ask?
The fourth lady is Marilla. She was a trial that added a touch of conflict. Throughout most of the story she was the antagonist and the authors did a very good job of making me want to hit her. But, she got slightly-very slightly-better toward the end and got her own happiness.
The gentleman were all charming and lovable. Each was so sweet and gentlemanly and just wonderful heroes. When they fell, they fell hard and, wow, were they endearing when they went after the lady they wanted. It just had me smiling :) See? Still smiling.
I absolutely adored each one of them.
Uncle Taran was hilarious. He added such a humorous element to the story. I loved him. He was so fun. Slightly crazy, but fun.
The stories were all well written and well paced. The separate endings and overall ending were all sweet, the perfect romance ending.
The Lady Most Willing is a magnificent romance. To any romance lover, you have to read this.
Thanks to edelweiss for a copy!
Today, I have a boxed set of the Louisiana History series by Jennifer Blake. Go forth and get it for free!
Romance ignites amidst the tumult of a territory striving to find its identity as it passes from pre-colonial rule to US statehood and beyond. Parts 1 and 2 of the Louisiana History Collection present these lush, politically tense historical romances in chronological order.
Pilar persuades a notorious bandit to abduct her as she travels to her arranged wedding. Everything goes wrong, and she is left to El Leon's mercy. But what if he has none...?
PERFUME OF PARADISE
Elene's perfume has Voodoo magic meant to captivate her groom. But when an island uprising halts the wedding, it's the ship captain trapped with her who feels its effects. Is the desire between Ryan and Elene real - or as false as those who surround them?
PRISONER OF DESIRE
Anya abducts infamous duelist Ravel Duralde to save a young man from his deadly skill. Ravel is intrigued - and in no hurry to escape. Desire builds inside their intimate prison, yet danger lies outside, waiting for Anya to let him go....
Strait-laced Lettie arrives in Louisiana from the northeast after the Civil War - and her true nature flowers in the southern heat. She must be depraved that she can revel in the kisses of both the mysterious nightrider known as The Thorne and sweetly handsome Ranny who was brain-injured during the war....