London's most scandalous beauty, Pandora Effington, intends to marry a hero—not one of those boring, run-of-the-mill bachelor lords who leave her cold. No, the husband she desires must be someone special, someone whose touch sends delicious shivers down her spine, and who will do absolutely everything in his power to win her love. Someone like . . .Maximillian Wells.
The dashing Earl of Trent cannot believe his ears . . . or his eyes. Here before him stands beautiful Pandora Effington, and the fiery, unattainable heiress is making him a most tantalizing offer. Maximillian can have the lady's hand in marriage . . . if he agrees to play a game of her devising—one involving great risk, ingenuity, passion, and determination.
It is a game he has no intention of losing . . .
My Rating: 5 out of 5
I have to say this was one amazing book. It was well rounded having nothing missing, in my opinion. The game Pandora and Max play is fun and romantic and I love how Max figures out a way to achieve the 12 tests. He certainly is a hero and a perfectly written one at that. Pandora is an independent female in the early 1800's and I love how she doesn't bend to societies demands but in the end realizes it's what she wants. I loved the side characters as well, especially Pandora's family. They seem like a fun lot and I hope to see more of them in the other books in the series. And of course there are the two best friends and I seriously can't wait to read how that plays out! DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!
Victoria Alexander is one of my must read authors now!