After a lifetime of rakish behavior, Lord Maxfeld must pretend he’s reformed and find a fake wife. And, with the perfect blend of family scandal and tenuous acceptance in Society, there is nobody more suitable than Lady Phoebe. Trouble is, Phoebe will not agree to a false engagement, forcing Max to blackmail her into his scheme.
Once married, though, Phoebe wants much more than Max’s ring. She wants his heart. But he will never give it. For better or worse may just be words but Phoebe cannot stay with Max if he thinks love is the worst thing that can happen.
ANGIE’S REVIEW: I absolutely love historical romance. To Covet A Lady’s Heart reminded me why I return to this genre time after time. It’s intriguing, the characters are well developed and have amazing chemistry. I love that they already knew each other and weren’t just thrown at each other; this meant they were comfortable with each other and that Phoebe didn’t let the blackmail that Max held over her head bother her much. As for the blackmail she has against him, well, I hope you are ready to read until the book is nearly finished to find out what she is holding over him.
Ms. Hahn knows how to spin a story that holds your attention, and has you reaching for a fan at times. I look forward to reading more of her books!
ANGIE’S RATING: ****
DISCLAIMER: I requested a review copy of this book via Netgalley. All opinions are my own.
PLEASE NOTE: This book has some heat to it, including sex scenes. Recommended for those over the age of 18.
Excerpt: Worst of all, she and Lord Maxfeld couldn’t talk, not truly—not about anything that mattered. That was the one thing she wanted above all, more time alone with him to talk.
But why did she have the earl’s attention? Oh, there was a certain energy between them, sure enough. It couldn’t have been only her who felt the…oh dear…attraction. That’s what it was. Attraction, plain and simple.
Only it wasn’t simple at all. He might appear perfectly at home among Lady Delamore’s guests this evening, but he was still a rake. Scandal followed him wherever he went. Scandal into which Phoebe would rather eat worms three times a day for a week than ever, ever enmesh herself.
When had this turned so complicated?