***A romantic, steamy novella in Elisa Braden's best-selling Rescued from Ruin series***
Wooing may not be his strong suit…
Admittedly, when it comes to courtship, the Marquess of Wallingham’s strategy has been a few roses short of a bouquet. Charles Bainbridge has spent two long years wooing the woman he loves, waiting patiently until he is half mad, Now, at a winter hunting party, he has one last chance to persuade her they are meant to be. And this time, he won’t let meaningless doubts, his meddling mother, or a few mishaps and mangled bonnets stand in his way.
And passion may not be hers…
Safe and comfortable inside her tidy, carefully ordered existence, Julia Willoughby has never known longing like this. Others see Charles as the quiet, manageable sort. Julia sees the truth: This dragon’s son has a fire of his own. Enough to sear her with a touch, a glance, a kiss. For the sake of his happiness, she refuses to bind him in a childless union. Her heart, however, isn’t so easily convinced, for it wants Charles rather madly.
But a marquess must do what a marquess must do…
Outraged at the thought of losing her to a dusty country squire, Charles makes a final offer: Spend twelve nights in his bed, and if she can still deny they are perfect for each other, he will let her go. But not before thoroughly tempting the lovely, stubborn Julia to trade sensible predictability for the sweet chaos of true love.
About the Author
Reading romance novels came easily to Elisa Braden. She’s been doing it since she was twelve. Writing them? That took a little longer. After graduating with degrees in creative writing and history, Elisa spent entirely too many years in “real” jobs writing T-shirt copy ... and other people’s resumes ... and articles about giftware displays. But that was before she woke up and started dreaming about the very unreal job of being a romance novelist. Frankly, she figures better late than never. Elisa lives in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest, where you're constitutionally required to like the colors green and gray. Good thing she does. Other items on the "like" list include cute dogs, strong coffee, and epic movies. Of course, her favorite thing of all is hearing from readers who love her characters as much as she does. If you're one of those, get in touch on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest (pinterest.com/elisabraden), or visit www.elisabraden.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Julia and Charles are both widowed and very much in love, but while Charles desires marriage Julia refuses for reasons she doesn't explain, at first. While the idea of the story was interesting I found the author's choice of words puzzling in that they didn't fit the context. Some phrases were likewise peculiar and jarring. Perhaps the author is relatively new and has yet to perfect her craft.
Great flow. Start present day then went back to couples previous meetings. Revealed the inner workings bit by bit. Liked thr characters and snippets of excellent humor.
Twelve Nights As His Mistress is my first read by Elisa Braden, but won't be my last. Ms. Braden has given us a well-written book. This is a fairly quick read, a perfect choice for those with limited reading time. Julia and Charlie's story is packed with drama, humor, sizzle and phenomenal characters. Kudos to Ms. Braden for the couple's misadventures and Julia's nervous habits, it only makes them more lovable. I enjoyed reading Twelve Nights As His Mistress and look forward to reading more from Elisa Braden in the future. Twelve Nights As His Mistress is book 6 of the Rescued From Ruin Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.