Lady Hathaway’s Indecent Proposal (Hathaway Heirs 1)
Author: Suzanna Medeiros
Publisher: Suzanna Medeiros
Date of Publication: July 15, 2013
Twelve years have passed since Miranda Hathaway ended her courtship with Andrew Osborne and married the older, but much wealthier, Viscount Hathaway. It is only one week after her husband’s death and Miranda cannot ignore the temptation to have a taste of what she threw away all those years ago when she followed her parents’ wishes. But to entice the man she never stopped loving, she will have to act quickly.
Now the Earl of Sanderson, Andrew is no longer the same man who once believed in love. When Miranda asks him to help her conceive a child—one whom she means to pass off as the next Hathaway heir—he sees her deceit as proof that she is not the same woman he once knew. However, he cannot ignore the temptation to finally have her in his bed.
Miranda knows she is infertile, but her deception gives her three weeks with Andrew. He plans to use that time to finally consign Miranda Hathaway to the past, while she hopes to build memories that will last her a lifetime.
This was a quick read that I gulped down in a single sitting. I thought Andrew was a bit of a horse’s backside with his intentions toward Miranda when she propositions him supposedly to get a child, but on the other hand, I can’t blame him for feeling the way he did, even if by marrying Hathaway as her parents wished, she was being a good daughter.
Doing what Miranda did took guts. She knew she still loved Andrew and wanted at least a short time with him, even if she never saw him again after their short affair. I can’t blame her for wanting a brief time, after having been stuck with an old man for many years, and having turned away from her true love to marry said old man.
I’m certainly interested in reading the next book in the series which features (I suspect) the next Viscount Hathaway, who’s briefly introduced as a decent chap toward the end of this book.
Overall, short book with no noticeable weaknesses. It was just short and to the point, with good characters. It just didn’t send me into paroxysms of exaltation, hence the 3-star rating, rather than 4 or 5. I like Ms. Medeiros’s writing and will keep reading her as long as she keeps coming out with books.
Thank you for letting me read this!
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.