Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Rating: 4
Lady Tess Ashworth grew up with, and at fifteen, fell in love with Lord Gareth Caldwell. She has had seven years since they last met to mature into an elegant woman. And seven years to nurture resentment for the man who declared undying love, then married someone else.
Now widowed, Gareth has returned to capture Tess’ heart. But she has acquired a reputation as an
adventuress and will not be easily won. To intrigue her into his bed, he dares her—she never could resist a dare—to join him in a ménage a quatre. Tutored by his deceased wife, he and his two mates have perfected the art of pleasuring a woman while sating their own appetites.
Tess accepts, but not for the reason he imagines. While Gareth is devising a means to thwart her uncle’s plot to murder her, Tess is devising her revenge for Gareth’s betrayal.
A Lady Dares is a classic example of be careful what you wish for. Both Gareth and Tess wish to be reunited with each other, and for the other to realize the difficult time they have had throughout the years without each other. In their reunion, neither Gareth nor Tess get quite what they are expecting. Without giving too much away, I love it when books deliver something wonderful, especially when it isn't the occurrence that you are expecting. You know the type - you hear oink, oink, oink and expect to see pigs, but it turns out to be the neighbor's doorbell instead.
This was a great read. The plot twists and turns without loosing the reader. The sex scenes are erotic, as you would expect in a book that promises (and delivers) a menage a quatre. No matter the type of sex you enjoy reading about, there is something here for you. It kept me on my toes, and enthralled the whole way through.
4 Tea Cups!