Author: Suzanna Medeiros
Original Title: Lady Hathaway's Indecent Proposal
Release Year: 2013
Literary Genre: Romance
Setting: England, regency
Series: 1° of Hathaway Heirs series
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It's a nice novella, maybe too short for the intensity of the story.
I liked Suzanna Medeiros' style, it's sharp, hot and captivating.
The Viscountess Miranda Hathaway has recently lost her husband and now twelve years have passed since she ended her courtship with Andrew Osbourne, the Earl of Sanderson, to marry the older, but much wealthier, Viscount Hathaway.
Unfortunately the Viscounts haven't had children and since her husband died only a week earlier she decides to ask the man she has never stopped loving to help her conceive an heir whom she means to pass off as the Viscount son.
But Miranda's motivation aren't that selfish and cold: unfortunately she is barren but she finally wants to have a taste of what she thew away all those years ago when she followed her parent's wishes and refused Andrew, the love of her life.
Andrew is no longer the same man who once believed in love, Miranda refusal, twelve years before, was hard to accept and when she asks him to help her conceive a child in three weeks time, he takes the chance to finally have her in his bed.
He soon understands that, besides what he forced himself to believe, he is still deeply in love with Miranda, but their time is running out and they both have to decide what to do about their love and their future...
This is a sweet and passionate romance. I liked Miranda and I felt quite emphatic with her necessity for a second chance with the man she loves so much. Firstly was difficult to me to understand why she gave in so easily to her parents pressure, and honestly partly I still think the same, but she was quite young when she married the Viscount.
Andrew at the beginning is quite angry with Miranda but it doesn't take long to understand that he still loves her too and then it wasn't hard to forgive her.
I enjoyed the ending, the plot is really nice, I like the protagonists and I loved James (Miranda nephew and the new Viscount Hathaway).
I'll definitely keep reading this series, I want to know more about James!
Hathaway Heirs series: 1. Lady Hathaway's indecent proposal (Miranda, Andrew)
2. Lord Hathaway's new bride (...)
** I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book courtesy of NetGalley and CrushStar multimedia in exchange for an honest review, thank you for the opportunity.