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To Take This Lord (The Brides of Bath Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Cheryl Bolen
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To Take This Lord
Brides of Bath, Book 4
(Previously published in mass market paperback as An Improper Proposal)
Heat Index: Hot
Length: 82,000 words
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George Pembroke, the Viscount Sedgewick, is a man bent on self-destruction. Even though it's been two years since his cherished wife died on childbed, George continues to rely on liquor to blunt his grief.

Worried about him and his children, George's sisters urge him to ask spinster Sally Spenser – a longtime family friend – to help care for his daughter and son. Sally's the perfect person. She's of high birth, has no money, and she adores his children. But George can't ask an earl's niece to become a servant! However. . .since he'll never love again, why not make Sally his viscountess? It would be a marriage in name only. For the children.

Sally's deep love of the children and fear that their father might marry an unfeeling stepmother that prompt Sally to agree George's proposal. Even though it will be unbearable living under the roof of the man she loves and knowing she can never have him.
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WHAT THE CRITICS SAY:

"Does a wonderful job building simmering sexual tension between her opinionated, outspoken heroine and deliciously tortured, conflicted hero." – Booklist

"5 Stars – highly recommended." – Huntress Reviews

"Bolen's writing has a certain elegance that lends itself to the era and creates the perfect atmosphere for her enchanting romances." – Romantic Times

"Sexual tension sizzles." – Happily Ever After

"An emotionally compelling novel that kept me reading well after midnight." – In Print

"A pleasant completion to The Brides of Bath series." – The Best Reviews

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EXCERPT:

The same thought resonated with each step up the staircase. If only she were coming to my bed. "You curled your hair tonight," he observed.

"Now that you no longer need me every moment, I shall start having my hair curled again."

He came to a stop and turned to gaze somberly at her slender face. "Don't."

"But I thought you liked me with curly hair!"

"I did, but I've come to appreciate you as nature made you, and no one could please me more."

Her hand brushed the burned side of his face. "Thank you, George, that's the nicest thing you've ever said to me."

He took her hand and pressed his lips into the cup of her palm. Her breath swooped. God, but he wanted to ask her to allow him in her bed tonight. But he knew he couldn't casually sleep with Sally.

He could only take her body after she knew she possessed his soul.

He started back up the stairs, an awkward silence engulfing them. From the top of the stairs, they walked midway down the hall to the viscountess's chambers and came to a stop.

"Good night, my lady," he said morosely.

She drew in her breath. "George?"

He brought her hand to his lips and kissed it. "What, my dear?"

"Please don't worry that you will offend me by refusing, and I shouldn't wish to hurt you or exhaust you for the world, but I thought, perhaps, you might wish to . . . to come into my chamber tonight."

About the Author

Cheryl Bolen is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen Regency-set historical romance novels. Her books have placed in several writing contests, including the Daphne du Maurier, and have been translated into 11 languages. She was named Notable New Author in 1999, and in 2006 she won the Holt Medallion (Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent) for Best Short Historical Novel. In 2012 she won Best Historical in the International Digital Awards for eBooks published the prior year, and one of her 2011 novellas won Best Historical Novella. Her books have become Barnes & Noble and Amazon bestsellers. A former journalist who admits to a fascination with dead Englishwomen, Cheryl is a regular contributor to The Regency Plume, The Regency Reader, and The Quizzing Glass. Many of her articles can found on her website, www.CherylBolen.com, and more recent ones on her blog, www.CherylsRegencyRamblings.wordpress.com. Readers are welcomed at both places. Cheryl holds a dual degree in English and journalism from the University of Texas, and she earned a master's degree from the University of Houston. She and her professor husband are the parents of two sons, one who is an attorney, and the other a journalist. Her favorite things to do are watching the Longhorns, reading letters and diaries of Georgian Englishmen, and traveling to England.

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  • Print Length: 340 pages
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  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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Cheryl Bolen is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen Regency-set historical romance novels. Her books have placed in several writing contests, including the Daphne du Maurier, and have been translated into 11 languages. She was named Notable New Author in 1999, and in 2006 she won the Holt Medallion (Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent) for Best Short Historical Novel. In 2012 she won Best Historical in the International Digital Awards for eBooks published the prior year, and one of her 2011 novellas won Best Historical Novella. Her books have become Barnes & Noble and Amazon bestsellers.

A former journalist who admits to a fascination with dead Englishwomen, Cheryl is a regular contributor to The Regency Plume, The Regency Reader, and The Quizzing Glass. Many of her articles can found on her website, www.CherylBolen.com, and more recent ones on her blog, www.CherylsRegencyRamblings.wordpress.com. Readers are welcomed at both places.

Cheryl holds a dual degree in English and journalism from the University of Texas, and she earned a master's degree from the University of Houston. She and her professor husband are the parents of two sons, one who is an attorney, and the other a journalist. Her favorite things to do are watching the Longhorns, reading letters and diaries of Georgian Englishmen, and traveling to England.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB REGENCY ROMANCE 12 Sep 2012
By L. Sims TOP 50 REVIEWER
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When Diana the much loved wife of George Pembroke Viscount Sedgewick died, giving birth to their son. He retreated from life.

Two years on and his lack of attention to his children is giving great concern to his two sisters. They tell him that he needs to be more attentive,a proper father. They suggest he either remarries or hires a woman of genteel birth to care for his children. His sister Glee has an idea her best friend Sally Spencer knows George's children well, they are very fond of Sally she would be an ideal candidate. But Sally and George have had many differences of opinion in the past. Sally is an outspoken girl, Glee thinks she might just be what George needs.

George after seeing Sally with his children. Sees how much his son and daughter are attached to Sally, but she is the niece of an Earl. He cannot in good concience ask her to become his children's governess, and live under the same roof with him with no chaperone. So he asks Sally to marry him. This is to be a marriage of convenience, and will not be consummated. Sally agrees, what George does not know is that Sally has always been in love with him. But she would rather be married to him herself, than see him marry another woman for the second time. The first was painful enough for her. After their marriage George continues his drinking and gambling, putting their finances in jeopardy. Putting her foot down with him, she eventually persuades him to take her and the children home to Hornsby his country seat. Now if she could just persuade him to fall in love with her and forget the late Diana.
But there is also an unseen enemy, who is out to destroy George. Which eventually puts his life in danger.

Once again Cheryl Bolen excels in this genre, her knowledge of this period is second to none IMO.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rollicking Read 22 April 2012
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I loved this book, even though I've read it out of order, still it has inspired me to explore other books by the same author. If you love Regency romance the you'll enjoy this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I like the author but..... 25 July 2013
By Mrs K B
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I'm a fan of this author but as I am English her stories are often spoiled for me by the anachronisms. Jam not jelly - there is no poison ivy in England, odd sheep behaviour etc. A little more research or maybe even getting a proof - reader with a good grounding in the period would help to frame her good stories as they should be.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good 30 Mar 2013
By helen
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again another very good book in the series and i liked it as it kept me interested to the end
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brides of Bath Series 6 Sep 2013
By Sue P
Format:Kindle Edition
I've just finished book 4 in the series, it was the last & I wish it wasn't as I thoroughly enjoyed each book. I have found Cheryl Bolen writes a very good regency romance, with this series the storylines are believable, it has some intrigue, some humour and of course plenty of misunderstood romance, each book in this series was a really good read, I'd happily recommend it to anyone who likes regency romances.
Sue P
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