In Mary Balogh’s The Proposal, a woman comfortable in her solitude is torn by temptation when a daring war hero awakens her hidden passion.
Gwendoline, Lady Muir, has seen her share of tragedy, especially since a freak accident took her husband much too soon. She certainly has no desire to marry again. But when Hugo, Lord Trentham, scoops her up in his arms after a fall, she feels a sensation that both shocks and emboldens her.
Hugo never intended to kiss Lady Muir! Frankly, he judges her to be a spoiled, frivolous—if beautiful—aristocrat. Though his bravery in battle earned him a title, he is a gentleman in name only, and has little regard for the upper classes. He doesn’t wish to court her, nor have any role in the society games her kind thrives upon. And yet, Hugo has never craved a woman more! Gwen’s guileless manner, infectious laugh, and lovely face have ruined him for any other woman. He wants her, but will she have him?
Despite her cautious nature, Gwen cannot ignore the attraction to the blunt soldier who gently carried her to safety. They may be from vastly different worlds, but as she slowly succumbs to Hugo’s tender kisses and caresses, theirs just might be a match made in heaven.
Hardcover Book : 320 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press / Div. Of Random Ho ( May 01, 2012 )
Item #: 13-562641
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Product Weight: 12.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Mary Balogh is one of my go to writers. I always count on her books being a good read and am never disappointed. I like that her characters are real and have both good and bad points.
Reviewer: Wanda R
An excellent start to a new series. I got involved in Gwen and Hugo's story, and it was good to see other characters again (such as Joseph and Claudia from the Simply series). Can't wait to meet the rest of Hugo's friends.
Reviewer: Lu-ann V
Mary Balogh is a very enjoyable author whose writing is fun, witty and entertaining. I have read several of her books in the past and this one meets the high standard set by them. I judge a book by whether I would re-read it and this one is one of those that will be fun to read again in the coming years.
just could not set it done always wondering what would happen next
Reviewer: joanruth b