An Indecent Proposition by Emma Wildes
Rated 5 out 5 White Roses.
Content rated with the Red Rose.
As a young widow, Lady Caroline Wynn has no desire to enter into a new marriage. What she does long for is to finally understand what the big deal of the marriage act is all about. So when she heard of the incredulous albeit drunken wager between the Duke of Rothay and the Earl of Manderville as to who the better lover is, she decided to raise the stakes. In exchange for showing her the delights of the flesh, she will agree to… well.. answer the question of who the better love is between them.
When Nicholas, the Duke of Rothay, realized it was Lady Wynn who sent him and the Earl of Manderville the message that she would resolve the bet between the two men, he found that the word “surprise” was a major understatement. But he couldn’t help but be intrigued. There must be a reason why the normally frosty Caroline Wynn would take on such a very scandalous bet. And he not only wants to find out why but also what makes the chilly Caroline burn.
Ms. Wildes takes regular words and transforms it into a delectable story. Her stories have a tendency of making its readers melt and An Indecent Proposition is true to form.
I loved the characters. I enjoyed watching Caroline transform from hesitant and fearful to awakened and realizing what she truly yearns for in life. I took great delight in how Nicholas tried to get the girl. I even enjoyed the secondary characters like the Earl of Manderville and his addition to the overall story. It all just meshed so well together to make a very dreamy and satisfying read.
It’s not only a must keep. It’s a story that can be read again and again.
Hugs & Kisses,
The Lustrous Courtesan
An Indecent Proposition published by Signet, April 2009.