Reason to Wed

Reason to Wed

by Heather Boyd


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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, 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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ISBN-13: 9781925239430
Publisher: Heather Boyd
Publication date: 12/08/2015
Series: Distinguished Rogues , #7
Pages: 170
Sales rank: 642,387
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

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Reason to Wed (The Distinguished Rogues, #7) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Great characters, witty dialogue and situations, terrific plot. Author writes beautfully and authentically. One if the best I've read. I was sorry when it ended! Highly recommend! (I only write reviews for books I truly loved!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first chapter had me hooked in this relatively short story - ~140pgs. I had just stopped reading another book because I could care less about the characters, when I started reading this one and wanted to know more. Definitely rouges abound, and the ladies must step and choose carefully.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well rounded story of great characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A strong woman will always know best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
#good read#!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Esme and Richard are at odds more often than not, but each has done the other a good turn of late, saving the other considerable embarassment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading about Esme and Richard.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
liked the party idea. interesting that times really haven't changed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Refreshing to read about older lovers who finally find each other and a happy ever after.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like all her books and especially this series, the story was amazing and kept me hooked start to finish! Only complaint is that this one was only 120 pages but still cost the same as the others that were over 300 pages
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
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 Esme must feel very embarrassed. Esme agrees . As time goes on Richard realizes Esme would be the perfect wife. But Esme knows she would not be a good wife as she can’t have children and she is not interested in getting married again. I like this story very much it is about two mature people who find themselves caring a lot more than they were suppose to. It was to be a simple affair for Esme to save face. But then again when did feelings listen to what is suppose to be. I loved the characters especially Esme and Richard and what they go through. I recommend. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
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!
CrystalCB More than 1 year ago
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 typical heroine. She's a touch older than the usual heroine, she's a widow, and she likes to explore her sexual appetite. She is an independent strong willed lady with charisma and charm that is all her own. Her relationship with Richard Hill, the Earl of Windermere is bump at the best. These two have a way of setting each other off and at first it's not in the good way. The sparks of frustration accidentally turn in to sparks of passion. Richard Hill, the Earl of Windermere is handsome, charming, and if you ask Esme a little on the conceited side. His goal for the season is to find a wife that can quickly produce an heir. However when sparks fly with Esme he puts finding a proper wife to bare his children on hold. He and Esme have a smoldering, steaming, hot relationship that is totally unexpected to both of them. I really enjoyed reading about Esme and Richard. Their story is full of chemistry, hot and steamy scenes. plenty of emotion (grab some Kleenex, you may find a few tears streaming down your cheeks), drama, and circumstances that try to stand in their way of happily ever after together. Overall this is one fabulous story that is well written with incredibly interesting characters that kept me spellbound from page one all the way through to the last page. This is part of The Distinguished Rogues Series but will stand alone just fine. If you have read An improper Proposal you will enjoy catching up with Esme and Richard again. You will not be missing anything pertinent if you haven't read the previous books. They are really good reads though so you may want to grab them up now too! Reason to Wed is the perfect book to warm up a cold winter evening. Grab your copy, find a comfy place to read, and get ready to devour a wonderful historical romance in the style that only Heather Boyd can provide. Normally you really should not judge a book by it's cover but this cover is on the spot. The couple have that smoldering hot look that perfectly fit Esme and Richard. When the cover is just as awesome as the story inside I figure it's OK to judge the book by the cover then. I was given the opportunity to read this great story so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts with you on Reason to Wed.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
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 banter back and forth and there is plenty of that with Boyd's latest story. The sizzle between the two of them didn't hurt either!! This was a pretty quick read that had me wanting more. Boyd has created several secondary characters that I hope she develops stories for soon! I can't wait to see what she gives us next! Thanks go out to LLD Press via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
Sissymae1 More than 1 year ago
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 heroines...she 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!
JeneratedReviews More than 1 year ago
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 without a fight and lots of steamy assignations. A quick escape, this novel is the perfect way to indulge in a happy ending! *I received this ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* *While part of a series this book can be read as a stand alone.*
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
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 be happy. I believe that is why I enjoy reading Ms. Boyd. She gets right to the heart of any story and captivates her readers with every tale.