by Nicole Jordan

April 2008
ISBN: 978-0-345-49461-0
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Mass Market Paperback

Lily Loring wants nothing to do with love, and the thought of marriage sends her into flight. After seeing her parents’ disastrous union and its ensuing scandal, Lily is convinced that she is better off unattached. She has been dismayed that both of her sisters have married, even though she admits that their husbands appear to love them. Appearances are deceiving, love can be fleeting, and she fears that her sisters will be hurt. She vows never to put herself in that vulnerable position.

When her matchmaking friend cannot stop her attempts to see Lily wed, she escapes to a boardinghouse in London. It is not just any boardinghouse. It is run by two retired demireps and is home to dancers, opera singers and other women work in nearby brothels. Maybe hiding in plain sight will keep the Marquess of Claybourne from finding her. She cannot understand why he is so determined to court her. She would make a terrible wife.

Heath Griffin, Marquess of Claybourne, disagrees. He thinks Lily is perfect. She is a firebrand and completely without pretenses. He enjoys her company and finds her honesty refreshing. Catching up to her in London, he convinces her hostesses that his desire to court her is sincere. Now if only he could convince Lily.

It will take every weapon in Heath’s arsenal to persuade Lily that they are the perfect match. The sparks fly fast and furious as she thwarts him at every turn. When he finally learns the real reason behind Lily’s fear of marriage, Heath admits that he might not be able to win her love.

To Seduce a Bride is the final book of the Loring sisters trilogy, and author Nicole Jordan has saved the best for last. Heath is utterly charming and the perfect hero. Lily is a little difficult to like, but her honesty and sincerity will win over readers.

Reviewed in March 2008 by Paula.

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