Mirabella can hardly remember the man she married as a girl to settle a gaming debt between their fathers. And it’s just as well. She feels nothing but contempt for the man who wed her for her fortune and promptly forgot she existed. The ton may call him “The Saint” but Bella knows better.Forced to marry as a teen to rescue his family from certain ruin, Sebastian has been apart from his child bride since their wedding day. When he encounters an enchanting impish beauty at the opera, he’s is thrilled to find she is none other than his long-ago bride and he is more than ready to make her his wife in truth.Too bad the beguiling beauty has no intention of coming meekly to the marriage bed.
The blurb is what sold me on this book and as per usual I started the series with book two (thankfully all the stories in the series are standalone.) Typically I like my historical romances to be set in the Highland and don’t venture to Regency category. However, I am complete convert now. I am in love with the series, the story, and Diana Quincy!
Sebastian is forced to wed a very young Mirabella to settle a gaming debt. Sebastian is a true gentleman that tries to make the best of the situation and let’s his child-wife grow up without his presence around. That is until he runs into a woman at an opera years later and just can’t seem to stay away. As luck would have it… it is his long estranged wife!
Watching the pair make a go of it was a hilarious venture to read through, what with her being so head strong and some very interfering friends and family. The laughs is not the only thing I enjoyed but their sweet chemistry and courtship. I swooned so many times I ran out of my smelling salts.
The story does have some nice twists and revelations to spice the story up. That and the fantastic fast paced storyline made it a one day read for me. Lovers (or potential lovers) of historical romance should really look into this series!