From the moment Brianna first laid eyes
on Colton Northfield, Duke of Rolthven, she was in love.
Now married for three months to the wealthy, handsome duke,
Brianna has everything she could want Ė save for her
husbandís love and attention. When she spies a copy of
Lady Rothburgís Advice, a scandalous banned book of
advice from a courtesan, she knows she has found the key to
getting her heartís desire.
Unexpectedly thrust into the ducal role
at a young age, duty, formality, and order have become part
and parcel of Coltonís character. So when his lovely young
wife turns his world upside down, Colton is at a loss. He
finds it hard to think of anything but Brianna, whom he has
always found desirable but has now become an irresistible
vixen that leads him to behave in the most improper manner.
But though Colton finds himself entranced by his wife, he
wonders how a woman like Brianna learned such tricks to her
newfound sensual arsenal.
Will Briannaís campaign to win her
husbandís love meet with rousing success? Or will the
tactics she learned in her lessons from a scarlet lady
ultimately push Colton farther away?
Emma Wildes just keeps getting better
and better! Lessons from a Scarlet Lady faces
formidable competition, but has come out as my favorite book
of Ms. Wildesís yet. Passion, seduction, and most of all,
love, are blended perfectly in this sensual, beautiful
What captured me about Lessons
from a Scarlet Lady was the innate likeability of
every character. None of them were perfect, but from
Brianna to Colton to their family and friends, each endeared
themselves to me in their loyalty to those they loved and
their determination not to accept the status quo, but to see
their loved ones truly happy. Brianna in particular is a
bright spirit. Her love for Colton shines through on the
page and her confidence and willingness to risk scandal to
make their marriage a better one won me over. As for
Colton, he might be a bit stuffy at first, but itís
understandable given the duties he had to assume at a young
age. Ms. Wildes made me melt when it came to seeing these
two together. Their desire for one another burned up the
pages of the book, but itís the strength of their
relationship that resonated with me.
Lessons from a Scarlet Lady
actually features not just one romance, but two. Ms. Wildes
drew me in immediately to the plight of Briannaís best
friend, Rebecca, and her love for Coltonís youngest brother,
Robert. Their romance was just as vivid as Brianna and
Coltonís, and though uniquely their own, wove in and out of
Colton and Briannaís story seamlessly. Neither Robert nor
Rebecca are all that society perceives them to be. She is
more than just a pretty heiress and he is more than a
dazzling rogue. Their path to happily ever after has more
than one obstacle to overcome and I was cheering them on all
the way, eager to see them (with the help of the middle
Northfield brother, Damien) find happiness as well.
I loved every single page of
Lessons from a Scarlet Lady and the only
disappointing thing was that it eventually had to come to an
end. I desperately hope Ms. Wildes writes a story for
Damien and, if she does, that the characters I so fell in
love with in Lessons from a Scarlet Lady grace
the page once more. I am thrilled to Joyfully Recommend
Lessons from a Scarlet Lady. Ms. Wildes has a
talent for penning exquisitely sensual historical romances
and I cannot wait to see what she writes next!