Sandra Sookoo offers traditional Regency fans with two highly unconventional, highly unforgettable characters in this exceptional romance.
Maggie is a progressive widow with a penchant for scandal and a love of her freedom in the country. I got lost in her ability to embrace life to the fullest and live on her own terms in a time when women couldn’t.
Stephen Tarkington is not your typical historical hero and while he could have come across as quite mercenary he instead winds his way into Maggie’s heart as well as the reader’s. I enjoyed discovering his mysteries and delving deeper into his personality with each new paragraph.
Both of these engaging characters are mature and thus provide them with a little more independence in their thoughts and actions. While I loved the main couple I lost my heart to Maggie’s brother and hope he gets his very own adventure soon.
If you are looking for a fabulous break from your everyday this fast and fun story is a definite read as it has a compelling cast, a spirited plot and witty dialogue.
She wants an affair…Maggie, Lady Parker desires a man, but she’s not willing to leave freedom in Surrey to find scandal in London. Widowed for years, she wants to conduct a big enough scandal that a gentleman might come calling merely to see if the rumors about her are true.
He wants a shot at Parliament…Stephen Tarkington is a self-professed rogue but if he had his way, he’d be a philanthropist. The only thing prohibiting his dream is his lack of sponsorship for a spot in Parliament. Marrying Lady Parker’s niece could solve his problem.
Sometimes the heart wants more…Imagine his surprise when he meets the widow and she’s not an old bird he can charm. She’s vibrant, sharp-tongued and enchanting to boot. Passion flares between them, and Stephen gives up on his plan… in search of a more pleasurable gamble.
Maggie is immediately drawn to the charming, handsome gentleman, but will a simple affair fulfill her needs? A scrape with public scandal will toss them into a situation that may just satisfy both of their secret desires.