By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
For so long as she will be able to take into account, girl Adriana Sutton has loved Colton Wyndham, to whom she has been promised via an contract of courtship and betrothal because early life. As a tender lady, she was once wounded by way of Colton's obdurate refusal to conform together with his father's needs and via his indignant departure. He used to be too proud and too obdurate to simply accept a destiny now not of his personal settling on. instead of put up, he fled from his ancestral domestic for a lifetime of experience and threat as an officer within the British army.
The years were immensely variety to woman Adriana. not the obvious, skinny tomboy Colton had spurned, she has blossomed into an unusual attractiveness wanted by way of approximately each eligible bachelor within the land. but the single guy she wishes is the adorned hero who has ultimately come domestic to assert his rightful name. conceited, unmoved, and seductive as ever, he continues to be averse to the assumption in their betrothal despite his transforming into hope for her.
To reveal his trust that love can't be pressured, Colton concurs to courtroom 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 when you consider that he balked at his father's plans. pressured right into a courtship with this lovely, lively lady, who's as varied this present day from the younger chit he left at the back of as spring is to wintry weather, the heroic center that used to be closed to Adriana is moved via her allure, her grace, and her sensuality ... and starts to yield. yet a mystery from Colton's earlier may perhaps doom their burgeoning love ... at the same time the treacherous schemes of a sinister rival threaten to thieve the outstanding girl from his hands forever.
A lush and spellbinding tale of ardour and betrayal that grandly sweeps the reader into the excellent ballrooms and intimate boudoirs of Regency England, The Reluctant Suitor is romance as simply the incomparable Kathleen Woodiwiss can convey it -- a love tale that would reside within the reader's middle and reminiscence perpetually and stand proudly as one of many author's very best.