By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
"For so long as she will take into account, woman Adriana Sutton has cherished Colton Wyndham, to whom she has been promised through an contract of courtship and betrothal considering adolescence. As a tender woman, she used to be wounded by means of Colton's obdurate refusal to conform together with his father's needs and through his indignant departure. He used to be too proud and too obdurate to simply accept a destiny now not of his personal deciding upon. instead of publish, he fled from his ancestral domestic for a lifetime of event and possibility as an officer within the British military.
The years were immensely style to woman Adriana. not the obvious, skinny tomboy Colton had spurned, she has blossomed into an unusual good looks wanted by way of approximately each eligible bachelor within the land. but the single guy she wants is the embellished hero who has eventually come domestic to say his rightful identify. conceited, unmoved, and seductive as ever, he is still averse to the assumption in their betrothal regardless of his becoming wish for her.
To exhibit his trust that love can't be compelled, Colton has the same opinion to courtroom woman Adriana for 90 days, and then time he'll be allowed to maintain his important freedom if he so needs. yet a lot has replaced considering he balked at his father's plans. pressured right into a courtship with this lovely, lively lady, who's as varied at the present time from the younger chit he left in the back of as spring is to wintry weather, the heroic middle that was closed to Adriana is moved by means of her appeal, her grace, and her sensuality ... and starts off to yield. yet a mystery from Colton's previous may well doom their burgeoning love ... while the treacherous schemes of a sinister rival threaten to thieve the amazing girl from his fingers without end.
A lush and spellbinding tale of ardour and betrayal that grandly sweeps the reader into the terrific ballrooms and intimate boudoirs of Regency England, *The Reluctant Suitor* is romance as in simple terms the incomparable Kathleen Woodiwiss can convey it -- a love tale that may reside within the reader's middle and reminiscence ceaselessly and stand proudly as one of many author's very best.