"An Indecent Proposition"

"An Indecent Proposition"
by Emma Wildes

Source: Swapped

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars!

My review:

This book was so romantic! Emma Wildes was able to mix up a dreamy romance while the relationships remained totally realistic, not to mention there are some very funny parts of the story too.

Lady Caroline Wynn suffered in her arranged marriage. Her dead husband had put her down so forcefully, and often, that she started to believe she was incapable of feeling passion-just like he accused her. When infamous playboys Nicholas Manning, the Duke of Rothay, and Derek Drake, the Earl of Manderville, make a ridiculous bet over who is the better lover, Caroline sees it as a way to find out if her husband was right after all.

It's easy to see where this story will lead as soon as Caroline and Nicholas meet for the first time. The story becomes not about a game or a bet, but a slow, tender journey to love between two people scarred by their past relationships. Caroline was emotionally abused by her husband, and Nicholas was made cynical by his first love who crushed his heart.

I loved how there was a secondary romance and all four of the characters became friends through each other. Derek is a light contrast to Nicholas' serious intensity. He provides a lot of comic relief in his egging on of Nicholas. Derek's love for Annabel is just as strong as what Nicholas and Caroline feel for each other, and he's much more eager to let her know how he feels. But he has a huge mistake from the past that he must make up for before she will give him a chance.

Main Characters: 5/5
Supporting Characters: 5/5
(love the secondary romance!)
Setting: 4/5
Romance: 5/5
Uniqueness: 5/5
Cover: 4/5

Writing: 5/5

Bottom Line: I was very surprised, considering the premise of the wager, but this was one of the most sweetly romantic books I've read for awhile. I will definitely be reading Emma Wilde's next historical romance!


Melissa said...

That cover is scandelicious! Great review, as usual :)

inthehammockblog said...

Awww, thanks, Melissa!! I agree on the cover!

Lisa and Laura said...

LOVE the cover. And I love that you read romance and YA. My two favorite genres!!!

inthehammockblog said...

Thanks, Lisa and Laura! Yes, they are definitely my favorite genres, too!!

dArLyN said...

amusing review..the cover sure is scandelicious like melissa mentioned..auw..!

inthehammockblog said...

Thanks for reading my review, Darlyn!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Great review! Happy Friday!

inthehammockblog said...

Thanks, Juju!! Have a great weekend!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

thank you SO much! your comment really means A LOT!!

Nina said...

I think I like this book. Your review is great and I really like books with a good romance in it!!!!

inthehammockblog said...

Thanks, Free Pretty Things for You and Nina!!
Nina, I think you will like this one :)

Lea said...

I love the cover and your review! I just wrote down the title on a sticky note so I'll remember this one!! :D

inthehammockblog said...

Thanks, Lea!! Can't wait to hear what you think of it!

Karen said...

I'm not typically into pure romance but this looks good and you said it had humor which I do love so I'm going to check it out and read it!


inthehammockblog said...

Thanks for reading my review, Karen!! I hope you like it, let me know what you think!!

Karen said...

Read it last night and I really liked it. Again, not my typical style of book but it had great characters........very romantic!


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