Series: Huxtable Quintet #1
Author: Mary Balogh
Published: February 24/09 by Brilliance Audio (1st published January 1/09)
Format: audio book
Genre: historical romance
Back Cover Blurb:
The arrival of Elliott Wallace, the irresistibly eligible Viscount Lyngate, has thrown the country village of Throckbridge into a tizzy. Desperate to rescue her eldest sister from a loveless union, Vanessa Huxtable Dew offers herself instead. In need of a wife, Elliott takes the audacious widow up on her unconventional proposal while he pursues an urgent mission of his own. But a strange thing happens on the way to the wedding night. Two strangers with absolutely nothing in common can’t keep their hands off each other. Now, as intrigue swirls around a past secret — one with a stunning connection to the Huxtables — Elliott and Vanessa are uncovering the glorious pleasures of the marriage bed…and discovering that when it comes to wedded bliss, love can’t be far behind.
I love the way that Balogh describes people. She catalogues their features the way one would think about them if you met them at a gathering and wanted to be sure to remember them. Physical features and apparent personality traits are at the forefront. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the main characters in this story. Individually they were entertaining and one of a kind. However, his broodiness combined with her cheerful disposition in such a remarkably inviting way that I couldn’t help but smile.
I definitely can’t wait to delve further into this series & into this author’s work.