By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
For so long as she will take into accout, girl Adriana Sutton has loved Colton Wyndham, to whom she has been promised by way of an contract of courtship and betrothal seeing that formative years. As a tender lady, she was once wounded via Colton's obdurate refusal to conform together with his father's needs and by way of his offended departure. He used to be too proud and too obdurate to simply accept a destiny no longer of his personal settling on. instead of put up, he fled from his ancestral domestic for a lifetime of experience and hazard as an officer within the British army.
The years were immensely sort to woman Adriana. not the obvious, skinny tomboy Colton had spurned, she has blossomed into an unusual attractiveness wanted by means of approximately each eligible bachelor within the land. but the one guy she wants is the embellished hero who has ultimately come domestic to say his rightful name. boastful, unmoved, and seductive as ever, he continues to be averse to the belief in their betrothal despite his growing to be wish for her.
To show his trust that love can't be pressured, Colton concurs to court docket woman Adriana for 90 days, and then time he'll be allowed to maintain his beneficial freedom if he so needs. yet a lot has replaced on account that he balked at his father's plans. pressured right into a courtship with this beautiful, lively lady, who's as varied at the present time from the younger chit he left in the back of as spring is to iciness, the heroic middle that was closed to Adriana is moved via her allure, her grace, and her sensuality ... and starts to yield. yet a mystery from Colton's prior might doom their burgeoning love ... while the treacherous schemes of a sinister rival threaten to scouse borrow the extraordinary woman from his fingers forever.
A lush and spellbinding tale of ardour and betrayal that grandly sweeps the reader into the extraordinary ballrooms and intimate boudoirs of Regency England, The Reluctant Suitor is romance as merely the incomparable Kathleen Woodiwiss can bring it -- a love tale that might live within the reader's middle and reminiscence without end and stand proudly as one of many author's very best.