Lord Holt Takes a Bride (The Mating Habits of Scoundrels #1) (Mass Market)
USA Today bestselling author Vivienne Lorret launches a charming new trilogy about three debutantes who get more than they bargained for when it comes to the mating habits of scoundrels . . .
Heiress Winnifred Humphries refuses to marry the odious man her parents have chosen. She’ll marry for love or not at all. But how does a woman know a man truly loves her? Needing answers, she sets out to discover the marriage habits of London’s aristocrats. Yet when her friends kidnap a lord for research, Winn knows they’ve gone too far. Now she’s facing a wickedly handsome scoundrel who wants revenge.
Lord Asher Holt has the perfect plan to free himself of his father’s debts. But when a trio of foolish debutantes abducts him, their scheme ruins everything! Fuming and tied to a chair, Holt overhears that one of them is an heiress. Perhaps he isn’t above a little kidnapping either.
Yet, when the heiress runs away from her own wedding and straight into his waiting carriage, Holt finds himself on an adventure he’ll never forget, falling in love with a woman worth more than any treasure. But will Winn ever believe his heart only desires her . . . and not her fortune?
USA Today bestselling author, VIVIENNE LORRET transforms copious amounts of tea into words. She is an Avon author of works including: The Wallflower Wedding Series, The Rakes of Fallow Hall Series, The Season’s Original Series, and the Misadventures in Matchmaking series. For more information on her books, sign up for her newsletter at www.vivlorret.net.
"I love Viv’s humor and analogies. I spent a good deal of my time smiling as I read the story . . . it was a lovely confection." — Lorraine Heath, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
"Lorret debuts her new the Mating Habits of Scoundrels series with a whimsically winning Regency-set historical that deftly plays with popular romantic tropes such as the runaway bride with great success. Readers who crave love stories generously dusted with plenty of fairytale charm, flirty wit, and fun sensuality will find this hits their reading spot." — Booklist
"Asher and Winn are endearingly complex characters with wit and chemistry to spare. Romance readers will be delighted." — Publishers Weekly
"Lorret does execute a historical romance well, and readers will look forward to learning more about Winn's friends Jane and Ellie in future installments. A solid Regency romance and promising start to a new series." — Kirkus Reviews
"A rollicking Regency road trip with plenty of heat. Fans of Lorret will devour; new readers will want more." — Library Journal (starred review)