Saturday, July 14, 2012
Lady Lovett's Little Dilemma
Now rumours are circulating that the kind, dashing and seemingly ever—patient Justin, Lord Lovett, has returned to the arms of his former mistress and Cressida believes her choices are stark—welcome her husband back to the marital bed and risk a sixth pregnancy she fears will kill her, or lose him forever.
With the astonishing discovery that methods exist to enable the innocent Cressida to transform herself into the vixen of her husband’s dreams without expanding her nursery, she seeks to repay the woman responsible for her empowerment...only to discover her unlikely benefactress was, and perhaps still is, her husband’s mistress.
My Review: Confession. My favorite erotic historicals involve a husband and wife. I'm just old fashioned that way. This is a wonderful novella about a couple whose passion for each other hasn't dimmed, yet their marriage is in trouble because of Cressida's fear that another pregnancy will kill her, as it did her mother. At a time when women were expected to behave in a certain way, she is forced to suffer in silence. When her jealous and trouble-making friends and family members insinuate her husband is seeking comfort elsewhere, Cressida ends up making a discovery that changes their lives forever...and for the better! Madame Zirelli is such a great character, her story so tragic, and I really enjoyed the bond she formed with Cressida. A very spicy, yet very sweet, true love story.
FTC Full Disclosure: I received a PDF of this book from the author with the request for a review.