In this passionate, emotional regency romance by Christi Caldwell, society's most wicked rake meets his match in the clever Lady Chloe Edgerton! And nothing will ever be the same!
She doesn’t believe in marriage....
The cruelty of men is something Lady Chloe Edgerton understands. Even in her quest to better her life and forget the past, men always seem determined to control her. Overhearing the latest plan to wed her to a proper gentleman, Chloe finally has enough...but one misstep lands her in the arms of the most notorious rake in London.
The Marquess of Tennyson doesn’t believe in love....
Leopold Dunlop is a ruthless, coldhearted rake...a reputation he has cultivated. As a member of The Brethren, a secret spy network, he’s committed his life to serving the Crown, but his rakish reputation threatens to overshadow that service. When he’s caught in a compromising position with Chloe, it could be the last nail in the coffin of his career, unless he's willing to enter into a marriage of convenience.
A necessary arrangement....
A loveless match from the start, it soon becomes something more. As Chloe and Leo endeavor to continue with the plans for their lives prior to their marriage, Leo finds himself not so immune to his wife - or to the prospect of losing her.
The story alone is a good as you would expect from this author. When the voice and talents of Mr. Campbell are added, THAT becomes TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT!!
The Lady Who Loved Him is a well thought out story of the Cato Conspiracy which is a true plot to overthrow the British Crown. However our H/H of the story are fictional. Leo Dunlop is the Marquess of Tennyson and undercover agent for The Brethren a group of secret agents to the Crown. Leo is caught in a compromising position with Lady Chloe Edgerton age 25 a spinster. Chloe is really a true heroin intelligent beautiful and non compromising in her beliefs. She is a strong advocate of women's rights, which are unheard of in 1821. She is well written. But I am just tired of the Spinster scenario. Young Women of this era were married very young. So why not go with the truth? and write younger heroines of the times instead of spinster to help placate modern day sensibilities. Most people who read know that women were married off as early as 15 and to make it to 25 without getting married would be like a 50 year old virgin in our times. I guess I am just sick of the Spinster!!! The other problem I had with the story was the fact that Chloe and all her siblings had been so horribly beaten with canes and fist by there Marquess father. I am sure things like this happen but I don't care to read how a 4 year old girl was beaten with fist by her father for entering is library. Its puts a real damper on what is suppose to be a romance story!! Bothe Chloe and Leo were abused physically and mentally by there Marquess fathers. I read HR to escape what is happening in the real world and not too read about it in my fantasy world of books.
This is a pretty clean romance the husband wife get married in the beginning of the story but don't make love until the very ending of the story. I like a little more sensuality and sexual heat in my Romance stories.
Overall I am giving it 4 stars because the storyline works and I really like Chloe and Leo. They were perfect H/H
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