Hello, friends! I hope you’re doing well wherever you are.
Welcome to another WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.
There are three W questions to answer:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
What I’m Reading
Devil’s Daughter (The Ravenels #5) by Lisa Kleypas
February 19th 2019 from Avon
Summary: Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: he’s a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband’s life a misery, and she’ll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedding, she encounters a dashing and impossibly charming stranger who sends a fire-and-ice jolt of attraction through her. And then he introduces himself…as none other than West Ravenel.
West is a man with a tarnished past. No apologies, no excuses. However, from the moment he meets Phoebe, West is consumed by irresistible desire…not to mention the bitter awareness that a woman like her is far out of his reach. What West doesn’t bargain on is that Phoebe is no straitlaced aristocratic lady. She’s the daughter of a strong-willed wallflower who long ago eloped with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent—the most devilishly wicked rake in England.
Before long, Phoebe sets out to seduce the man who has awakened her fiery nature and shown her unimaginable pleasure. Will their overwhelming passion be enough to overcome the obstacles of the past?
Only the devil’s daughter knows…
I started reading this earlier today, so I don’t have much to say about it yet–except how much I like the pretty cover. After reading a sample on Libby (thanks, library!) and then seeing the 6 month long waitlist for their one ebook copy, I borrowed the audiobook version. It’s narrated by Mary Jane Wells, who might be a new favorite narrator of mine.
What I Recently Finished Reading
The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke #2) by Tessa Dare
August 28th 2018 from Avon
Summary: After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart . . . without risking her own.
Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education—in pleasure. That should prove he can’t be tamed. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Soon the walls around Chase’s heart are crumbling . . . and he’s in danger of falling, hard.
I stayed up late last night to finish reading The Governess Game despite feeling tired because I stayed up late the night before reading it. That’s how much I enjoyed this historical romance.
What I Might Read Next
Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt
August 1st 2010 from Grand Central Publishing
Summary: Infamous for his wild, sensual needs, Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, is searching for a savage killer in St. Giles, London’s most notorious slum. Widowed Temperance Dews knows St. Giles like the back of her hand-she’s spent a lifetime caring for its inhabitants at the foundling home her family established. Now that home is at risk . . .
Caire makes a simple offer-in return for Temperance’s help navigating the perilous alleys of St. Giles, he will introduce her to London’s high society so that she can find a benefactor for the home. But Temperance may not be the innocent she seems, and what begins as cold calculation soon falls prey to a passion that neither can control-one that may well destroy them both.
I’m not sure if this will be the book I read next, but it’s definitely at the top of my ever-growing tbr. I’ve heard good things about the Maiden Lane series, and Wicked Intentions is currently on sale for $1.99 on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.
Have you read any of these books? What are you currently reading?
Until next time, friends. Stay safe!