Genres: Historical Romance, Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on June 04, 2013
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Lady Mercy likes her life neat and tidy. She prides herself on being practical - like her engagement to Viscount Grey, whose dark colouring co-ordinates very well with her favourite furnishings. But things start to get messy when her best friend abandons her fiance at the altar, leaving it up to Mercy to help the couple. There's just one problem. The jilted man is Rafe Hartley—Mercy's former husband.
Rafe has not forgiven Mercy for deserting him when they were seventeen. Their hasty marriage was declared void by law, but in his eyes the bossy little vixen was still his wife, even if the marriage lasted only a few hours. And Mercy "Silky Drawers" Danforthe still owes him a wedding night.
Rafe Hartley is a boxer whose been given a chance to go home. He’s a man who wants to be more than he once was. But just like today, it takes money. He wants to live simply as a farmer with a wife and children – that’s not too much to ask.
Lady Mercy Danforthe is shocked by a conversation she hears in the drawing room. At one point, they had me laughing when they were trying to describe a certain body part. It makes you wonder how shocked Mercy would be if she saw the women of today and heard how people talk today. In a way she reminds me of Patti Stanger from “Millionaire Matchmaker”.
I was not a fan of Mercy’s brother, Carver – he seems to be quite the cynic. He also doesn’t seem to want either Mercy or Rafe to be happy. In one scene, he lets something slip about his sister – you’ll sit up and find the news very interesting. It certainly is one way to grab a reader’s attention.
There was another scene where Jayne has me chuckling – two words, cow manure. Jayne also knows how to tease her readers. But by teasing us, it forces us to turn the page. Otherwise, how would we find out what kind of ending we’re going to get. She also makes kissing very sexy – especially the way Rafe does it. If you’ve never read Jayne’s work before what a better way to start than to read this book. Plus it would be a great book to take to the beach this summer.