All she wanted was a kiss…
What she got, was fiery passion…
Emily Howard knows she is destined to be a spinster. She has accepted this fate, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting to experience kissing. What she doesn’t expect, is for Griffin Crawford, the handsomest man in the world, to do the honors. Or for all her female relations to discover her in his embrace. Naturally, marriage is instantly mentioned, but since Emily knows this is not what Griffin wants, she tries to escape him, her family and the ensuing scandal.
When Emily flees the Camberly ball in the wake of their kiss, Griffin goes in pursuit. He will not allow his sister-in-law’s determined friend to risk her safety for any reason. And risk it she will if she means to return to her countryside home by herself. But the longer he remains in her company, the more he is tempted to kiss her again. If only he could risk falling in love and remain in England forever.
This is the first book that I have received the ARC straight from the author. Add to it that the author was none other than Sophie Barnes who you all know I adore, so naturally I was crazy excited to read this. To say that I enjoyed this book immensely is an understatement. I count not put it down! A strong willed woman who knows what she wants, even if that doesn’t include marriage is a woman after my own heart, and the character of our heroine has endeared her to my heart.
Emily Howard is ready to live the life a spinster who devotes her time to the children’s home she runs with her best friends, but only after experiencing her first kiss. When that first kiss threatens scandal or marriage Emily decides to run awake from London society back to the children’s home in the county. The last thing she was expecting was to be followed on her way to her sanctuary by the man who gave her that kiss.
Griffin Crawford is ready for the London season to be over so he can return to his bachelor life in Vienna. That is until he gets caught kissing the most beautiful girl in the world. Despite the risk of ruining her reputation, she refuses to allow him to do the honorable thing and ask for her hand in marriage, and flees London. He convinces himself he is only following her to keep her safe from the dangers of traveling alone, or maybe is there another reason he is following her that he hasn’t figured out yet?
Another great book by the amazing Sophie Barnes. Let me know what you all think!!!