A successful horse breeder and self-proclaimed rake, Harry Lester samples women like wines. But after having his heart trampled by someone he actually loved, he has no intention of falling for a woman again, let alone being ensnared by the trap of marriage. Now, with a large inheritance to his name, Harry knows that he'd best start running from London's matchmaking mothers and widows.
Harry heads for the racing town of Newmarket, only to encounter Mrs. Lucinda Babbacombe, a beautiful, independent widow. And before he knows it, Harry vows to protect Lucinda from the town full of lonely gambling men, despite her refusal to accept his countless offers of help. Lucinda is extraordinary, an intelligent, tender woman but will Harry let himself be taken prisoner in this most passionate of traps?
My Overall Feeling of the Book:
I can't say that I loved this book. I enjoyed it but it didn't leave me wanting more or with that giddy feeling I get when I finish an awesome book. The characters were charming in their own rights but I felt that so much was left out that could have made the relationship more intriguing.
A Brief Excerpt:
Somewhat later, the lilting strains of another waltz drifted from the musicians' dais at the other end of the room. Lucinda blinked. She had already danced with all those of her court she considered safre--she hadn't anticipated another waltz.
I really like this cover. I like the details that are shown and how they match up with the description of Lucinda. I also like that it doesn't show so much skin that I'd be ashamed to read it in front of my children.
~This is a mainstream romance with adult situations and content.