Firstly, what station is Daphne from? Romance lovers, this is a must read. Olivia thinks it and Adam loves things about Olivia - but the declaration was absent. To my writing sisters, Maria Powers, Jennifer Haymore, and Brenna Aubrey, for their endless support and encouragement. He never pursued her because he believed she was too good for him. The next day they discover the identity error and bWanted them want to find out who is the person with whom they shared a night of passion, even if they want to find out for different reasons.
I was hooked the entire way through. Except that Daphne chooses the wrong bed chamber. I wish the novella had been longer - either to allow for a more erotic element or to play out the developmen This is a short romance that I expected would be erotica but instead was a sweet romance with a dash of spice. James turned to him, suddenly interested. Olivia and Adam were once in love.
I liked the fact that in this case it was Daphne who was the most forward. Why place her next to an eligible man especially if James did not like him Edward? Leaning down, he pressed his mouth to hers. There's a love triangle that allows our hero to step up to be the better man, to be deserving of our heroine. Little does Adam know that Olivia still harbours feelings for him, and she didn't leave him by choice in the first place. When Daphne mistakes his room as Edwards, her plan starts to crumble. What if he loves someone else? He tasted rich, like brandy, mixed with cigar and wood smoke—wholly male, and so unlike the man she knew in daylight. In daylight, he looked every bit the respectable gentleman—tall with wavy blond hair, pale-blue eyes, and a frame that leaned toward boyish.
Unlike the first installment, I needed this story to be longer as it felt unfinished. Everything faded—the scandal, the fear, it all bled into the background, freeing her for one, precious moment. Anyway, they see each other, and the attraction is still there, but there's also quite a bit of anger. It has reminded me of why I love this genre so much and I am pleased to say that it has renewed my love of historical romances. It was nice to see the hero pursuing heroine instead of other way around. But exactly what station is he? When Ashton wakes up realizes what has happened he sets out to look for her so he could do the right thing.
Well, not him, of course, but Ashton, the Duke of Claymore, an infamous rogue who believes she's one of his paramours since it's pitch dark and all. Never at any point did the story feel at all rushed. Wallingford was sitting right beside her. Adam is determined to taunt her to have a little fun at her expense. I was enough engrossed in this story to read on.
. Their bodies never age and never tire. The first novella in Kate McKinley's erotic By Invitation Only series. I'm not sure if I want to attempt to finish the book, or ask for a refund of my 99 cents. I am entirely sure about my thoughts on this book. Ashton Fitzgerald, Duke of Claymore has never been for want of a willing woman in his bed and his rakish ways have become legend in boudoirs and dark corners all across London.
For some reason I got that James was the one who gave her the dowry. He is intent on finding out who his mystery guest is to find out their real intent- marriage, money, status, etc. It was sweet, steamy, and truly enjoyable to read. Instead of running she stays when she feels a connection with Ashton and sleeps with him. We come to find out that Lord Wallington isnt the saint that Daphne believes him to be and when Ashton finds out his late night visitors true identity he makes himself known to Daphne and proves to her that he really does know her. His solution is simple—marry a woman of influence. Half the story was happening in the bedroom and I felt when I reached a certain point that the actual plot was not enough.
I would've liked to have seen it drawn out. But how he searches her is too funny. It was disappointingly short since the characters were worthy of more time together and more time growing individually. He slipped it into his jacket pocket and flashed her a devilish grin. Ashton Fitzgerald, Earl of Claymore, is surprised by the powerful desire that surges through him when he sees Daphne for the first time. I really thought this story had potentials and putting aside the things that bugged me, I liked it.
Well, this book kept reminding me of that song. Daphne still wants Edward but over the course of a week or so she starts to see things differently and yada, yada, yada. This story is actually at the same house party of which was kind of cute, since we get to see snippets of where the stories line up w Another cute By Invitation Only novella about a second chance romance. The hero thinks she is his mistress and doesn't realize until morning that his mistress never made it to the house party so it could not have been her. This is his chance to turn the table on Olivia, right? Once he realized that Daphne was the woman who visited him, he was determined to win her over.
I would have enjoyed the book more if only the author had addressed heroes thoughts on fidelity in marriage. When a well-bred young lady opens the wrong bedroom door at a Regency house party, she has no idea of the sensual delights that await her on the other side… Miss Daphne Hayward is on the hunt for a safe, honorable husband and she has set her sights on the perfect target. Now he must convince her to abandon her strict scientific beliefs and submit to the powerful desire that grips them both. When a well-bred young lady opens the wrong bedroom door at a Regency house party, she has no idea of the sensual delights that await her on the other side… Miss Daphne Hayward is on the hunt for a safe, honorable husband and she has set her sights on the perfect target. Licking her lips, she let her hand trail downward to the crisp hairs that peeked just above…He moaned a little, waking, and she snatched her hand back. It did not come as a surprise that Edward was not who Daphne thought he was, considering how long he allowed her to dangle after him.