Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo,the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are returning to London society–with their futures in their own hands . . . The widowed Lady Stephen TarkingtonFanny to her friendshas finished mourning her cad of a husband and is ready to enjoy her freedom. The kind of freedom neither a gently bred miss nor a close-watched wife is permitted: dressing up as Aphrodite for a masqueradedrawing gentlemen away from the partyand hinting at late-night assignations with her dance partners. All is going pleasurably according to plan–until the Roman warrior Fanny kisses during a masque turns out to be MatthewLord Lathburywhose proposal she refused years ago . . . Lathbury is charmingpassionateinventiveeverything Fanny wants in a lover–but unfortunatelyhe’s on the hunt for a wife. He’s more than willing to use all his wicked skills to persuade her back to the altarbut he can’t wait forever. And now Fanny’s position is more precarious than she once thought. If the tongues of the ton set to waggingit’s possible no offer in the world will save her from ruin. But does she want to be saved? . . .
What a Widow Wants
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