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Allison ‘Ally’ Peters has harbored a grudge over the past fifteen years. She’s determined to exact revenge on Randy Gallagher for her high school humiliation thanks to him. She’s moved on and is about to get married but first a little payback is in order and with Randy up for bid at a charity auction, well… the opportunity is just too good to pass up.
Lucas Rivers, Viscount Foxhaven, has been given the ultimatum from his father, he has one month to convince Caro to marry him or his father will cut him off financially. He’s never viewed marrying Caro as a hardship but she’s refused his proposals. It may take some drastic measures but Lucas is up to the task and Caro’s been his friend since childhood, surely she’ll come to his aid in his time of need.
Caro and Lucas have known each other since childhood and while she’s the vicar’s daughter and pretty straight-laced, Lucas has earned himself a reputation as a rake. Out of desperation Lucas chooses a very unorthodox way to corner Caro and convince her that marrying him would be beneficial to them both. Rather than simply come to his aid, Caro refuses until Lucas suggests their marriage be nothing more than a business arrangement. She’d get what she wants - a season in London, and he’d receive his inheritance from his grandmother. It’ll be a simple arrangement… only there’s nothing simple about Caro and Lucas’s reactions to each other. Caro has been in love with Lucas since she was only a child but she’s well aware of his reputation and isn’t about to humiliate herself by admitting to her feelings.
Lucas can’t deny that marriage is a burden to his lifestyle but not for the reasons that Caro believes, he doesn’t have a mistress. He’s engrossed in making life better for some street kids he’s found and providing for the care and education is neither cheap nor easy. While Caro believes that Lucas finds her repulsive, Lucas wrestles with his guilt for desiring her which he sees as a betrayal to their agreement. Caro and Lucas are perfect for each other but it will take some near disasters and a kidnapping for them to realize that neither of them want to live without the other, but is it possible to turn their marriage of convenience into a real marriage – with NO REGRETS?
Michele Ann Young presents readers with a delightfully enchanting regency story with her newest release NO REGRETS. Lucas and Caro are wonderful characters whose personalities shine through the pages which allow the reader to feel like you truly know them. I loved every aspect of their relationship from the glimpses of the childhood memories that they shared to their ‘marriage of convenience’. It’s so obvious how deeply they care for each other and yet they struggle with their individual fears in regards to their marriage. For a fun-filled fast-paced story that will captivate you from the first page and keep you enthralled right through the end I’d highly recommend NO REGRETS.
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