by Christy Carlyle
Releasing April 19th 2016
From The Book Junkie Reads . . . One Dangerous Desire (Accidental Heirs, #3) . . .
Historical fiction especially romance allows for me to visit a world where I would never have been accepted and to enjoy a romance that is fundamentally basic in most aspects. Saying this I get to the current duo of Rex and May.
These two wanted each other but felt there was something else they needed/wanted. Depending on whom was looking at it. They just could not see past it. I found the scenes fast past then crashing together to a slower pace. I felt out of place in more than one place and had to return to the beginning. This read took me longer than usually to read because I had to return to the beginning of the paragraph or chapter in some cases.
Once all is said and done. This was a good enough read. Maybe I need to go back to the other two books of the series and she how they play out and to see the connections as they grow.
**This ARC was provided via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.**
Accidental Heirs series:
One Scandalous Kiss - Accidental Heirs, #1
One Tempting Proposal - Accidental Heirs, #2
One Dangerous Desire - Accidental Heirs, #3
Rex Leighton dominates the boardroom in the day and prowls the ballroom at night. Searching for the perfect bride to usher him into the aristocracy, he abandoned the idea of love a long time ago--the last time he saw the delicious May Sedgwick. But when he’s roped into a bet, where the prize is the means to fund his greatest ambition and the stakes are a marriage he’s already planning for, Rex is willing to go all in. There’s just one problem-he’s competing against the only woman he’s ever loved and he’s sure she’ll ruin all his plans.
Only love can take it all
Miss May Sedgwick could be the belle of the season…if she cared. May is more interested in the art studio than the marriage market and her craving to pursue her passion far outweighs her desire for a titled English husband. Winning this bet will finally allow her to pursue her true artistic desires. Rex Leighton losing is just a side benefit, as are his breathtaking kisses that she just can’t seem to resist.
Teaser . . .
“Against your will, then? This rogue desire to see me finally beat out your better judgment?” Sarcasm had never been May’s strong suit. She hadn’t mastered the right tone.
“I fight it every day,” he said in such a raspy whisper that she leaned in to catch it. “The desire to see you.”
Fueled by Pacific Northwest coffee and inspired by multiple viewings of every British costume drama she can get her hands on, Christy Carlyle writes sensual historical romance set in the Victorian era. She loves heroes who struggle against all odds and heroines who are ahead of their time. A former teacher with a degree in history, she finds there’s nothing better than being able to combine her love of the past with a die-hard belief in happy endings.
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