Say Yes to the Marquess: Castles Ever After
Clio Whitmore has been engaged to Piers Brandon for eight whole years, and he has spent the entirety of that time performing diplomatic duties abroad. She has become the laughingstock of the town, and is now tagged, “Lady Wait-More,” because of her inability to drag her fiancé to the altar. When Clio inherits a castle, she takes up residence there and resolves to make a life of her own without the added burden of a fiancé, who apparently wants nothing to do with her. Consequently, she approaches her intended’s brother, Rafe Brandon, to sign a dissolution agreement that will end her betrothal once and for all. Rafe declines, however, and decides to plan a wedding so grand that Clio will want nothing more than to marry his brother. Although Clio has always followed the rules, and seems to be the perfect match for Piers, she finds herself falling for his rebellious younger brother, who is a prizefighter, and more like her than she ever dreamt possible.
I loved Clio and Rafe because of their unique and progressive natures! They were so well-matched! Tessa Dare writes with unabashed sensuality, which makes this an absorbing and delightful read for romantics everywhere.