Love on A Midsummer NightBook - 2013
A sexy Regency re-telling of A Midsummer Night's Dream
The charming, dissolute Earl of Pembroke is the most notorious rake in London. Home from the war against Bonaparte's forces, he spends his time gaming, drinking, and bedding courtesans, trying to forget the only woman he ever loved. Arabella, Duchess of Hawthorne, is the woman who betrayed him. Forced into a marriage with an older man, Arabella hasn't seen Pembroke in years. But now her elderly husband is dead, murdered by his heir. And if the new duke can't have her for his own, nobody will. The only person who can save her is Pembroke, the man she deserted years ago.
"English crafts a lively battle-of-wills romance."—RT Book Reviews on How to Tame a Willful Wife
How to Avoid an Unwanted Marriage:
1. Track down his first love
2. Slap his face when he propositions you to become his mistress
3. Flee the countryside with aforementioned scoundrel
4. Join a traveling troupe of Shakespearean actors
5. Don't fall under the enchantment of a magical midsummer moon...
To escape the scheming, pawing clutches of her late husband's nephew, Arabella Darlington turns to Raymond Olivier, the only man she ever loved, for help. But the sweet Raymond she knew as a girl is now the dissolute Earl of Pembroke—the most notorious rake in London.
When the situation turns deadly, Arabella and Raymond are forced to hide in the country. As she finds herself succumbing to Raymond's puckish charm, Arabella starts formulating a new plan: how to persuade a rake to propose.