Here are our rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.
I decided to join in on this meme because I wanted to share my historical favorites. Since I started reading historicals in 2007, this is perfect!
This week, I am featuring Secret Desires of a Gentleman by Laura Lee Guhrke published on September 30, 2008.
Once Upon a Time…
Maria Martingale was going to elope. But Phillip Hawthorne, Marquess of Kayne, put a stop to those plans when he learned his younger brother intended to marry a cook’s daughter. Now, twelve years later, Maria discovers that the man who holds her fate in his hands is none other than the haughty gentleman who sent her packing—and he’s as handsome and arrogant as ever.
Happily Ever After?
Always the proper gentleman, Phillip will do anything to protect his family from scandal, and when Maria dares to move in right next door, he knows scandal will surely follow. She is as tempting as he remembered . . . and the more he sees her, the harder it is for Phillip to keep his own secret desire for her a secret.
This is one of my favorite books by Laura Lee. I haven’t actually reviewed this yet but I have read this book multiple times. I love the Aristocrat falling in love with the help trope and this book doesn’t disappoint at all. Plus, anything about baking is yummy, right?