by Tracy Anne Warren
Genres: Historical Romance
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The first of a new trilogy about the most dashingly dangerous men in London. Pay a call to the most seductive address in London and meet the Rakes of Cavendish Square.... Lord Leo Byron is bored with the aristocratic company he keeps; he needs a distraction, preferably in the form of a beautiful new female companion. So when he sets eyes on fascinating and scandalous divorcée Lady Thalia Lennox, he’s determined to make her intimate acquaintance. But the spirited woman seems to have no intention of accepting his advances no matter how much he chases—or how hard he falls.... Once a darling of Society, Thalia Lennox now lives on its fringes. The cruel lies that gave her a notoriously wild reputation have also left her with a broken heart and led to a solemn vow to swear off men. Still, Leo Byron’s bold overtures are deliciously tempting, and, for the first time, she finds herself wondering whether it just might be worth the risk to let the attractive rake into her life—and her bed....
The Bedding Proposal is the first in Tracy Anne Warren’s new Rakes of Cavendish Square. While the Rake on the cover only looks sixteen *snort* I do love a delicious tale involving rakes and dove in. Fleshed out characters, wicked banter and obstacles made this romance a treat!
Coffee Dates with the Bedding Proposal
First Date: Lord Leo Byron and his twin brother fresh out of school and twenty-five year old are discussing women and plans since earning their law degree. It is here that Leo spots the infamous divorcee Lady Thalia. Rumors abound within the ton about her scandalous divorce and her dalliances. Leo cannot seems to take his eyes off her and is determined to set her up as his mistress. When Leo introduces himself to the spirited Thalia and receives a glass of wine over his head for his troubles, I knew I was going to like Thalia and like her, I did. A feisty woman..I know there is a story here.
Second date: Leo is determined and so is Thalia. I loved the banter, pursuit and unveiling of the characters identities. You can feel the attraction simmer between them and I adored that she was a slightly older woman. Thalia is complicated and headstrong. I loved her inner battles as Leo attempted to woo her. As we learned her story I became more thankful I was not born to this era. Long live suffrage and women’s rights. Leo is charming and watching his feelings for Thalia grow and change made him swoon-worthy. The man snubs his nose at the Ton and he stole my heart. For me the banter and pursuit was delightful. I giggled aloud one moment and sighed the next.
Third date: WTH?!?!? Ooo I am fuming, English law is an abomination. I know, I know I must remember the times! Our couple meets obstacles; Leo gets some satisfaction and his family they rock. Thalia’s ex-husband is a turd. We learn all of the details, and see our couple face danger. This last date had me sitting up into the wee hours hoping we would get our happy.
Conclusion: I enjoyed my dates with The Bedding Proposal. I had some laughs and swoons thanks in part to the wonderfully fleshed out characters. I am curious about Leo’s twin and look forward to my next dates with the Rakes of Cavendish Square.