Our Wicked Mistake
Notorious Bachelors, Book 2
By Emma Wildes
Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Release Date: October 5, 2010
Madeline May, the young and lovely widowed Lady Brewer, is a victim of blackmail and in desperate need of help. She realizes just how desperate she is when she turns to Luke Daudet, Viscount Altea, the one man she has spent the last year trying to forget. After one night of remarkable passion, Luke steers clear of Madeline. Maybe he's the wicked rake everyone says he is. But he's the one she needs right now.
They fit together, and not just in a sexual sense. The insight stilled her hand, made her breath catch, and she lifted her face to gaze at him. He wasn't perfect...no, far from it. He was cynical, guarded, sexually experienced but emotionally inaccessible. But he was also a warm, kind man in many ways, though she doubted he'd ever thought of himself that way. When she'd needed him, he'd come to her without question, and she'd known---and still knew---he'd protect her. If she was certain of anything in the world, it was that she was safe with him.
Despite the fact that he has all but avoided speaking to Madeline for the last year, Luke has never forgotten the night they spent together. Beautiful, warm, and incredibly passionate, Madeline is everything he could ever want in a woman, but Luke can't give her what she deserves: love and commitment. Luke is haunted by a painful past he has no desire to repeat, but when Madeline sends for him, he goes to her without hesitation. Now that he is spending more time with her again, Luke is not sure he can resist Madeline.
One night. They'd shared one night together almost a year ago, and his body traitorously remembered it whenever she was nearby. A whiff of her perfume, a chance glimpse of her profile at a crowded event, the sound of her low, musical laugh, and his cock begged him to forget why he'd declined to pursue an affair. Madeline was one of those rare women who was refined, sophisticated, and glib in public, and deeply passionate in the bedroom. Moreover, he admired her intelligence and sense of humor as much as he did her physical allure, and the combination filled him with the deepest sense of alarm.
Filled with deep sensuality and an intriguing mystery, Our Wicked Mistake is a compelling romance that will have you sighing, agonizing, and cheering for Luke and Madeline every step of the way to their happily-ever-after. This is book 2 in the Notorious Bachelors series. Lord Scandal is book 1 (Buffie reviewed it last month), and book 3, His Sinful Secret will be released November 2nd. Each book can stand alone, but as always with a series, at least in my opinion, it adds much more depth to read them in order. Three books, three sexy rogues...what's not to like?