What does a Wickedly Wonderful Widow really want? One noble suitor is about to find out. . .
Adeline, Dowager Countess of Wake, is all on her own after her husband’s sudden death. The good news? Losing him allowed her to find herself. Finally, Adeline is free to do, go, and be as she pleases. She cherishes her newfound independence and is not looking for another man to wed. But seeking out a new lover? Well, that is a whole ’nother story. . .
Lord Lyon, son of the two-timing Earl of Marksworth, wishes to have a respectable, loving wife someday. When he meets the beautiful and self-reliant Adeline, Lyon is instantly smitten. But Adeline would rather have the handsome suitor in her bed than to take his hand in marriage. It’s a scandalous proposal—and one that’s hard for Lyon to refuse. Unless the fire of his passion can melt Adeline’s resolve. . .and he can find a way to be the Wickedly Wonderful Widow’s lover for all time?
The Earl Next Door by Amelia Grey is a decadent yet thrilling read. This historical is more fun. A young woman recently became a widow. She is loving the freedom of being on her own. Adeline explores all the the single life of a woman can enjoy. Taking a handsome lover is one of them. Adeline never plans to wed again. But the twist is neither the the Lord, but he can’t refuse the possibility of making Adeline his forever. The intrigue and curiosity burned throughout this tale. It was wickedly yet brilliantly woven. A journey of pleasure, forbidden things, and a task of breaking down Adeline’s no marriage plan was entertaining to follow. Every page captured my full-attention. However, the marriage she had with her husband, seemed to be one not of love. It was a matter of following the ton’s views and hiding who and what she she really was. Adeline was more blunt than I normally found in historical fiction novels. She had a way of cutting off people. Her attitude and demeanor sort of pushed me away from liking her. Her character was just waiting to jump to her full glory. But society deems certain expectations…and Adeline is full of fury, rage, and passion. The relationship between Adeline and and the Lord is an interesting one. Both are wicked in passion, minds, and souls.