Reason to Wed

Reason to Wed Richard Hill the Earl of Windermere might desperately require a wife and heir but thoughts of duty fly from his mind when he rescues Esme Lady Heathcote from the embarrassment of a failed affair

  • Title: Reason to Wed
  • Author: Heather Boyd
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Richard Hill, the Earl of Windermere, might desperately require a wife and heir, but thoughts of duty fly from his mind when he rescues Esme, Lady Heathcote, from the embarrassment of a failed affair They usually never agree about anything He s never even kissed the vexing widow But when the opportunity arises to whisk her away for a no strings attached rendezvous, RichRichard Hill, the Earl of Windermere, might desperately require a wife and heir, but thoughts of duty fly from his mind when he rescues Esme, Lady Heathcote, from the embarrassment of a failed affair They usually never agree about anything He s never even kissed the vexing widow But when the opportunity arises to whisk her away for a no strings attached rendezvous, Richard can t imagine a better way to spend a moonlit evening Esme has never lacked for admirers, but having Lord Windermere s company goes a long way to ease the pain of losing her suddenly betrothed lover And when Windermere suggests an affair, Esme is intrigued by the blazing hot connection even while knowing their relationship has no future beyond his house party.But as with any temptation, it s a bargain they ll soon regret.

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    1. Esme, Lady Heathcote, a merry widow, is friends (but nothing more) with Richard Hill, the Earl of Windermere. The first thing I liked about this book is that the main couple is mature: Richard is 43 and Esme is 36 (or maybe older, as she has been known to lie about her age), so they’re downright elderly by the standards of Hollywood and historical romance!Reluctantly recognizing the need to marry and beget heirs, Richard organizes a house party brimming with young, prospective brides. Among th [...]

    2. from the widow's point of view!Richard Hill, the Earl of Windermere, needs to marry and beget an heir, entailing a curious ritual that had been part of the family myth for generations. This he refuses to do. All Richard's affairs have led him to believe that he may be unable to have children--but, nary a by blow in sight. Esme, Lady Heathcote, a not so discreet widow lady knew she was barren. She thoroughly enjoys her independence. Lovers and no involvement are part of that.Although never involv [...]

    3. As some of you may know I completely adore Heather Boyd's books. I've loved every one of her books that I have read and tend to devour them in hours. This lady has a talent writing historical regency era romances that is just unbelievably awesome. Reason to Wed may have just jumped to first place in my favorite Heather Boyd book list. I have to admit I could not wait to get my hands on this book. I have been looking forward to hearing more about Esme since An Improper Proposal. Esme is not the t [...]

    4. This steamy historical read is refreshingly unusual in its use of older characters. Esme is thirty six (I think, though she does admit to lying about her age at one point) and has been widowed for a long time, during which she has taken many lovers, and though she is discreet she’s not the least bit prudish. Richard is in his early forties and, likewise, has taken many lovers. There’s nothing restrained or hidden between these two, though they do have an antagonistic past.This is my first fo [...]

    5. The seventh book in the Distinguished Rogues series, Reason to Wed was quite a surprising read. For one, the two main protagonist are in the older age group unusual for a historical regency romance and for one they've known each other for awhile but never been attracted to each other or os it seems. Richard is in his forties while Esme is in her thirties. These two have been running in the same social circle for ages and yet has never been lovers at all. Esme has enjoyed her widowhood with her a [...]

    6. ** I received a copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**Fascinating and sizzling! 5 stars plusFrom the first page, I became fascinated by Heather Boyd's book Reason to Wed. This author is new to me, and when I saw, the cover of her book, at NetGalley, I had to request it. She didn't disappoint me, quite the opposite, I was left spellbound by Richard and Esme's passionate story. As soon as I started reading it, I soon got pulled into their story, and c [...]

    7. This romance was so romantic!! Yes, I know they are supposed to be romantic but too often they do misplace the romance for action, adventure, mystery or pathos. This has none of those, it is just all romance and a good bit of some mildly kinky sex. It is so well written that I can guarantee you will fall in love with Richard, Lord Windermere. Is he too good to be true? Well…ybe a little but his only fault is being just a touch arrogant. Esme is no Spring Chick at 36, widowed, childless and pre [...]

    8. I really liked that Richard and Esme are older. You read so many books where the characters are 20 something that is nice to read about characters who know a little of life. The maturity of Richard and Esme made this book delightful. There are two scenarios in the book - sacrificing what the H/h feels is best for the other and friends to lovers. I love the tension between Esme and Richard. They agree to a short term affair but as with most friends to lovers their caring for each other grew stron [...]

    9. This is book 7 in the Distinguished Rogues series.At a house party to spend some time with her lover, Esme soon learns that he is now engaged. Never one to interfere with a marriage, she find solace in the arms of Richard, the Earl of Windermere.Always at odds with Esme in the past, Richard is surprised to find himself so attracted to her. He soon learns that it is reciprocated. Could a fling at a house party turn into something so much more?I loved this story!! I'm always partial to H/H that ba [...]

    10. Kindly provided with an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewFantastic Historical Romance !!This is Richard and Esme's story. Considering it was book 7 in the series, their back story was wonderfully written to fully inform the reader the as I terme when, the what, the who and the why's !!!Esme you are definitely a LADY WHO TAKES CHARGE ! Richard I was really glad you put the "I need a child" on the back burner to explore this passion with Esmed explore you both did VERY STEAMY !!! [...]

    11. Heather Boyd's book seven in her Distinguished Rogues series, Reason to Wed, could just as easily be called a Reason to Read! Long time frienemies confront an unexpected growing attraction in this charming romance. Worldly characters, long resigned to the roles they have assigned themselves in life, are forced by fate to take another look at their lives directions. Ms. Boyd skillfully takes her readers on the hero and heroine's whirlwind journey as they step by step succumb to love, but not with [...]

    12. The Distinguished Rogues series came to my attention through Chills (Book #1) when it was a perma free at the beginning of the year. I thought it was adorable how this slip of a woman brought this forceful cold hearted man to his knees. From that first book I was hooked on Heather Boyd as an author. I requested a copy of Reason to Wed from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Reason to Wed is a story of two people that have faced their share of heartbreak but deeply desire the chance to b [...]

    13. This is book 7 in "The Distinguished Rogues" series. This is a great, sweet short read around 160 pages. I like that this book is somewhat different in that the heroine Esme, is a widow and somewhat older than most heroinese is her 30's. Our hero, Richard Hill, the Earl of Windermere is in his 40's and is looking to find a wife to produce a heir. Richard is thrown off after rescuing Esme this is a really great book that I hope you will enjoy reading too!

    14. Richard the Earl of Windermere knows his duty to find a wife and create and heir but when he has the opportunity for an affair with Esme, duty flies out the winder. This is a fast paced entertaining story with plenty of steam and chemistry between Richard and Esme. The story is a roller coaster ride of emotions that I couldn’t put down. Great Read!

    15. Phew! Hot'n sexy. Heather Boyd can always "turn up the heat". I absolutely loved this story. So steamy. Loved the plot and characters. Just adored Richard!

    16. Esme is thirty six and a widow. Esme’s lover Meriweather has been basically ignoring her as he spent his time with his important work. She had got Albert to come to a party at Lord Windermere’s. Lord Windermere/ Richard is forty three and wants to fall in love and father an heir. The Albert who had been Esme’s lover announces his engagement , Richard feels sorry for Esme . Richard offers Esme to engage in an affair of convenience for the duration of the house party as he feel sorry that Es [...]

    17. I'm still not really sure if I liked this novel or not. There were sections of it that I was definately uncomfortable reading (the tree scene). The characters were interesting, but I have to say, within that particular scene I was pretty afraid of what Richard would do. The epilogue, on the other hand, is fantastic.

    18. Loved, loved, loved it!Wonderful romance about real people with real desires and challenges. Strong characters, not all likable, but all completely relatable. Sexy and exciting! I could not put it down!

    19. Reason to WedI couldn't put this book down. It's nice to read a story about a couple who are not as young as most Regency stories are.

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