Author: Meredith Duran
Source: Sarah Reidy of Pocket Book tours in exchange for participating in the book tour and promotion
Here's the rub. The tour/promotion is supposed to start tomorrow, May 13. However, due to whatever quirk of fate, I didn't receive the book until today. Can you do the math? Yep, that would give me approximately 12 hours to read and then review the book. Not really a problem, except that 12 hours was already spoken for with work-out, grading, and sleeping. So here's what I plan to do. Read it a.s.a.p. Unfortunately, I won't make it for the promotion.
Something that caught my attention, though, is the cover. I love romance novel covers. There is just something interesting about all the different ways clothes can still be on but be falling off. This one is entertaining to me. I love that she is strangely alone with her bodice all undone. One would think that it must be because the man has just stepped out of frame (those back lace corsets are a pain to undo yourself....trust me)....or maybe she's coming undone in preparation for a tryst? Either is plausible....but I have another theory. Check out her left arm. What's that hand doing? I think she's holding her top up. It might be ruining the illusion, but I find it highly entertaining. I want to read it even more now.
Summary from publisher:
She’s been burned not once but twice by London’s so-call ed gentlemen . . .
Gwen Maudsley is pretty enough to be popular, and plenty wealthy, too. But what she’s best known and loved for is being so very, very nice. When a cad jilts her at the altar—again—the scandal has her outraged friends calling for blood. Only Gwen has a different plan. If nice no longer works for her, then it’s time to learn to be naughty. Happily, she knows the perfect tutor—Alexander Ramsey, her late brother’s best friend and a notorious rogue.
So why won’t a confirmed scoundrel let her be as bad as she wants to be?
Unbeknownst to Gwen, Alex’s aloof demeanor veils his deepest unspoken desire. He has no wish to see her change, nor to tempt himself with her presence when his own secrets make any future between them impossible. But on a wild romp from Paris to the Riviera, their friendship gives way to something hotter, darker, and altogether more dangerous. With Alex’s past and Gwen’s newly unleashed wildness on a collision course, Gwen must convince Alex that his wickedest intentions are exactly what she needs.
I'm excited! How about you?