The Bedding Proposal
by Tracy Anne Warren
Book 1 in the Rakes of Cavendish Square Trilogy *
Narrated by Barrie Kreinik
Audio Publisher Tantor Media
Publication date Mar 31, 2015 (Print Publication) March 3, 2015)
Running time 10 hrs 18 min
*A continuation of the Byrons of Braebourne Series
Audiobook provided by publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.
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…http://www.tracyannewarren.com/books/beddingproposal.php
So, have men changed much since the Regency Era? Like your momma said, unless you’re an heiress, they were just after one thing.
I really had a tough time with the hero in this book and in general with how he is written: He is determined to have this woman despite her protests. He wears her down with a variety of actions and through a muddle of situations. Of course, he learns all about how virtuous she is despite the rumors and her divorce. It really ticks me off that this man wears the woman down from his position of higher status and means. It reminded me of sexual harassment.
The positives of the book involve some really good twists, and hot hooking up as well as an ending that was somewhat foreshadowed. A VERY interesting issue in British 19th century divorce law is brought up that pushed me to check it out. You know I love the history stuff. As far as I can tell, she did her research.
The narrator was okay.
I guess the whole thing left me a little, “Meh.”
So if the whole thing of a guy trying to get into a woman’s pants, and ending up looking noble when he wears her down, doesn’t bother the hell out of you then you might enjoy this one.