As a Lady of Virtue, Matilda Brooks swears to reform the most despicable man of her acquaintance, her brother-in-law, Sullivan Chase, Viscount Glenbrook. Well he may not be the most despicable, but he is certainly arrogant, flirtatious, and entirely too charming. To make matters worse, he has the irritating tendency to poke fun of her and rile her emotions as no other man does. However, when she confronts him, he laughs off her concern about his slothful ways.
But when a carriage accident forces Sullivan to play knight to Tilly’s damsel, his unexpected act of chivalry ends up costing them both their freedom. Her compromised reputation and his honorable declaration forces them into a marriage neither of them wants. Which is most inconvenient, given that she has sworn to despise him forever.
Publication date 12/4/2021
Matilda is in love with her soon to be brother- in-law! She has ever first since setting eyes upon him, and for a while she thought he might love her, but her sister set her cap for Tilly’s beau…… and now they are to be wed!! But she needs to tell him one time how she truly feels before she loses him forever…..
Sullivan is what we like to call a scoundrel and a cad, nowadays a bad boy! He teases and torments “freckles” as he constantly calls Matilda. His sister-in-law hasn’t left this thoughts since first meeting her. He’s fascinated by her and likes to tease her whenever possible. And now he’s aware of how she loved his brother he’s going to use it to his gain!
Fourth book in the series, I’ve not read any other the previous books, and I don’t think I missed anything.
I thought Matilda/Tilly was delightful. So fresh and innocent, but a wicked sense of humour. Sullivan is not your normal cad, he is really quite nice and reading how he’s enamoured with Tilly is lovely to read. And when they both get caught in a situation, Sullivan does the only thing he can think of, marriage!!!! But Tilly doesn’t have the confidence her sister has and thinks Sullivan is just being chivalrous. Spending time with Tilly is just torture, he’s falling for her, but is she falling for him or the fact he’s her lost love’s brother?
The only thing a little annoying was the fact Sullivan and Matilda just couldn’t express their feelings earlier, and we get just a little too much angst. But it is a nice way of spending a few hours. I recommend this book if your a lover of historical romance, although it’s a little racier than your normal historical romance.