All rakes are the same! Except when they’re not…
Spirited Helena, Countess of Crewe, knows all about profligate rakes; she was married to one for nine years and still bears the scars. Now this Dashing Widow plans a life of glorious freedom where she does just what she wishes – and nobody will ever hurt her again. So what is she to do when that handsome scoundrel Lord West sets out to make her his wife? Say no, of course. Which is fine, until West focuses all his sensual skills on changing her mind. And West’s sensual skills are renowned far and wide as utterly irresistible…
Vernon Grange, Lord West, has long been estranged from his headstrong first love, Helena Nash, but he’s always regretted that he didn’t step in to prevent her disastrous marriage. Now Helena is free, and this time, come hell or high water, West won’t let her escape him again. His weapon of choice is seduction, and in this particular game, he’s an acknowledged master. Now that he and Helena are under one roof at the year’s most glamorous house party, he intends to counter her every argument with breathtaking pleasure. Could it be that Lady Crewe’s dashing days are numbered?
About the Author
Anna Campbell has written 10 multi award-winning historical romances for Grand Central Publishing and Avon HarperCollins and 18 bestselling independently published novellas. Anna has won numerous awards for her Regency-set stories including Romantic Times Reviewers Choice, the Booksellers Best, the Golden Quill (three times), the Heart of Excellence (twice), the Write Touch, the Aspen Gold (twice) and the Australian Romance Readers Association’s favorite historical romance (five times). Her books have three times been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA Award and three times for Australia’s Romantic Book of the Year. Now that Anna has finished the “Dashing Widows” series, which started in 2015 with The Seduction of Lord Stone, she's working on The Likely Lairds, a series set in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The series launches with The Laird's Willful Lass in August 2018. Anna lives on the beautiful east coast of Australia where she writes full-time.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Two people who have know each for years. One in love, the other not so much. Conviencing the reluctant takes some doing but all is well in the end. Book is too short. Many pages of the author's next stories.
Winning Lord West is the third book in the Dashing Widows series by Anna Campbell. This series is based on three young widows just out of mourning who decide to have some fun... Helena, Countess of Crewe is the sister of the hero in The Seduction of Lord Stone, Silas. She spent nine turbulent years married to a philandering rake which left her bitter and withdrawn. With her two friends now embarking on new lives, she needs a fresh purpose as she's feeling somewhat left behind, still mired in the past. Vernon Grange, Baron West is best friends since childhood with Silas, Helena's brother. It's been obvious since book one that there was something long ago between West and Helena... I've truly loved all the books so far in this series, but this one has to be my absolute favorite to date! As I mentioned above, there's been hints that West and Helena had some type of relationship when they were younger and this story reveals all. I loved how Anna Campbell divided the book into three parts, The Challenge, Letters & The Wooing. The letters were hilarious and truly made a great story even better! I absolutely loved Helena and West's story and highly recommend the entire series!
Anna Campbell saved the best for last with Helena's story that also includes Fenella & Anthony and Caroline & Silas. Helena fell in love with Vernon Grange, her older brother's best friend and a neighbor at a very early age. As her brother's friend, he didn't do more than kiss her before he left for Oxford. She then fell for Crewe and insisted on marrying him despite her family's hesitance. She had the worst marriage of the three Dashing Widows and does not want to marry again. But Vernon never stopped loving her and is determined to win her. He knows her and how to tempt her. I won't ruin the love story that unfolds with all of the couples gathered at her childhood home for her brother's wedding. Novellas are too short for plot spoilers. I can easily recommend this one!