In every life there is a turning point . . .
A moment so tremendous, so sharp and breathtaking, that one knows one's life will never be the same. For Michael Stirling, London's most infamous rake, that moment came the first time he laid eyes on Francesca Bridgerton.
After a lifetime of chasing women, of smiling slyly as they chased him, of allowing himself to be caught but never permitting his heart to become engaged, he took one look at Francesca Bridgerton and fell so fast and hard into love it was a wonder he managed to remain standing. Unfortunately for Michael, however, Francesca's surname was to remain Bridgerton for only a mere thirty-six hours longer—the occasion of their meeting was, lamentably, a supper celebrating her imminent wedding to his cousin.
But that was then . . . Now Michael is the earl and Francesca is free, but still she thinks of him as nothing other than her dear friend and confidant. Michael dares not speak to her of his love . . . until one dangerous night, when she steps innocently into his arms and passion proves stronger than even the most wicked of secrets . . .
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Francesca’s story was heartbreaking at the beginning. The two major loses in her life seemed more than one person should be made to bear. Michael on the other hand suffered as badly as she did in his own devoted way. This was a lovely story however it seemed that it was a bit slow moving If I’m honest it may have been because Francesca drove me crazy being in denial and constantly running away. I was exhausted by the time I finally got to the Happy Ending. 55
I have been told this is not a popular opinion but this is my favorite novel in the series. The heartache, the pining, the development of their romantic arc...just everything was perfection. 55
This is probably my all-time favorite historical romance novel. They are both so compatible and have such chemistry. Love it! 55