I started reading Jess Michaels’ work when she still wrote as Jenna Petersen. Her regency romances never disappoint.
Gosh…Lucien and Elise’s story had me from the first page. It was so emotionally charged I could feel Lucien’s pain and the sting of betrayal he carried for years. He never got over Elise. Though he was hurt and wanted revenge he couldn’t bring himself to do so because he never stopped loving her.
I thought Elise reason’s for breaking her engagement to Lucien were a bit overboard, but they were acceptable and believable due to the time period in which the story is set. The sexy times were super hot, but my favorite part was when Lucien lets his anger and frustration all out and they agree to open up and build their trust on each other again. That was a swoon-worthy moment
One Summer of Surrender
A hot historical romance from USA Today Bestselling Romance Author Jess Michaels
Lucien, the Earl of Stenfax has been engaged twice, but only in love once. That was with his childhood sweetheart, Elise. When she threw him over for a man with more money and a higher ranking title, it broke him. Now she’s widowed and he finds himself drawn to her again, like a moth to her flame.
Elise had her reasons for walking away from Lucien, reasons he doesn’t understand. Back in Society, she’s now financially desperate and is even considering becoming someone’s mistress. But Lucien keeps appearing at the most inopportune moments and it’s only a matter of time before the desire between them explodes.
Time will tell if Lucien will be able to see past his lusty drive for revenge. And if Elise can convince him she’s worthy of more, despite the past
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