Never Woo the Wrong Lady (Book 1)
Never Woo the Wrong Lady (Book 1)
Never Woo the Wrong Lady (Book 1)
Never Woo the Wrong Lady (Book 1)
Never Woo the Wrong Lady (Book 1)
Never Woo the Wrong Lady (Book 1)
Never Woo the Wrong Lady (Book 1)

Never Woo the Wrong Lady (Book 1)

A Gentleman's Guide to Courtship Series
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A fellow should obey the rules of courtship. Unless he’s not a gentleman.

Join the mischievous Lady Andromeda as she juggles a fake engagement and a secret lending library, where passion-filled novels spark more than just imagination. Will Tristan Kingston's courtship survive the chaos?

🔥Enemies to lovers

💛 Illegitimate hero

🔥Brother’s best friend

💛 Hero with ward

🔥Courtship lessons

💛Steamy Romantic comedy

To protect his guardianship of his beloved younger brother, newspaperman Tristan Kingston turns to courtship and marriage. But the woman must be just right—maternal, proper, and unbothered by marrying an earl's bastard. Dreamy yet practical Lady Andromeda Merriweather seems like the perfect choice.

 But she’s already taken. 

Everyone thinks Lady Andromeda is engaged to a baron in Cornwall. She’s not. It’s a ruse to hide a bigger secret: she runs an erotic lending library with her four sisters. When the confident Mr. Kingston swaggers in, announcing his intentions to court her, Andromeda’s in trouble. In every way possible.

Because she’s got a secret, and he’s a newspaperman.

Because he wants to marry her, and she’s fake engaged.

Because he kisses her, and she wants more.

He doesn't seem to care she’s unavailable. He doesn’t seem to believe it. And while his attentions threaten her secret, he’s a much bigger threat to her heart.

Grab your seat in this romantic comedy by USA Today Bestselling author Charlie Lane, where propriety meets passion! Will Tristan break the rules or win Lady Andromeda's heart? Find out in "Never Woo the Wrong Lady" – because in love, some rules are meant to be broken!

Something was off. Nothing he could clearly see,
a premonition only. But he’d learned to listen to those. It helped him see what
stories readers would spend their hard-earned money on. She’d been searching
for something when he arrived and evading his questions ever since.

She turned, punctuating the little twirl with a
growl. “Leave, Mr. Kingston. I will entertain your presence no longer.”

“What were you searching for when I entered? It
could not have been the book you spoke of. Why would it be behind a wardrobe?”

Her mouth thinned, locking something away, and
her eyes opened wide, spilling out more than she likely realized.

“Did you think to find a book behind the
wardrobe?” he repeated.

She brushed her skirts, monitoring her motions
with intense focus. “You must go court Lottie, or the other men will win her.
You need a respectable wife, yes? She’s as respectable as they come.”

Something odd about that last bit, something…

“I’m not scared of a little competition.”

“I’m sure you’re not,” she mumbled.

“Do you want me to return to your

“O-of course!”

“Do you want me to kiss your sister?”

“What kind of question is that?” There they went
again, those cheeks burning apple red.

“Do you blush everywhere, Lady Andromeda, or—”

She growled and fisted her hands in her skirts.
“Oooh! Leave. I must retrieve the book for Lady Templeton.”

“Why can’t you do so in my presence?” He hooked
his thumbs in his trouser waistband and rocked back on his heels.

Her head fell back on her neck with a moan of
frustration that his body interpreted as a moan of quite a different sort.
“This is my own personal hell, isn’t it?” She darted toward him, swung him
toward the door, circled behind him, pressed her palms into his back, and

And got nowhere.

He looked at her over his shoulder. “You think
to move me?”

She pushed again, to no avail, so she put her
shoulder against him and used her body weight. “Yes. I’d. Hoped. So.” Each word
a grunt.

He chuckled and gave way. She fell into him, and
he tried his best not to enjoy the feel of it. But too soon her feet scrambled
to right herself, and she no longer rested against him.

“Consider me moved, Captain,” he said, walking
into the hallway.

“Thank heavens. Wait. Captain?”

He watched her over his shoulder. “Because
you’re always ordering me about. Don’t despair, though. I like being ordered
about.” He winked, then left. Or almost left. He swung around and slapped his
palm into the door swinging his way, stopping it from slamming shut in his
face. “Lady Andromeda?” He beamed down at her.

She scowled up at him.

“I’ve decided not to court your sister. I’ve
decided to court you.” He’d not meant to tell her, to increase her resistance
to him, but the temptation had proven too much. He wanted her to know. Needed
her to know he pursued her and no other woman.

Her eyes were moons now, large and luminous and
panicked. She put all her weight into the door, pushed, and grunted, and he
slowly released his hold. Didn’t want her to fall. The door clicked home in its
lock, and he said, “I’ll return.”

“Go to—”

He swept down the hall before he could hear the
rest of her statement.

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What readers say...


Such a good start of a new series! There is never a dull moment in this story. It is steamy, exciting and boasts a wonderfully orchestrated, and much needed, comeuppance that will have you cheering. I can hardly wait for what comes next in the series.


You can never go wrong with Charlie Lane! I adore her writing style, the way she can evoke every single one of my feels. This story is absolutely delicious. I know of no better word, for I simply could not get enough.


I so love Charlie Lane’s books! She pens such amazing stories, with vivid characters, a beautiful prose, some humor and some angst. Can’t wait to read the following books!

Gloria Pastorino


USA Today bestselling author Charlie Lane traded in academic databases and scholarly journals for writing steamy Regency romcoms like the ones she’s always loved to read. Her favorite authors are Jane Austen (who else?), Toni Morrison, William Blake, Julia Quinn, and Maya Rodale.

Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews
Judy Myshrall
Secrets and friends are very powerful

This is the kind of story that you just want to read more of, so glad it was more than just a regular book that often leaves so many questions unanswered. I give Ms Lane extra points for giving more to her stories. The extra chapters to bring the story to a satisfying close was most appreciated. This was Tristan and Andromeda's journey but she had lots more sisters, can't wait to read Lottie's story or at least I hope it will become a story.

Inge Kohn
Passionate and Funny

A lady that runs a secret erotic library and an illegitimate son of an Earl who is a newspaperman and a good friend of the lady’s brother. Tristan sets his sights on Andromeda and her engagement doesn’t deter him from his goal to woo and wed her. However, the lady has secrets that a newspaperman cannot discover or her life would end in scandal. A must read book that has passion, secrets, and comedy.

A Pleasure to Read!

As soon as Tristan Kingston set his eyes on Lady Andromeda Merriweather he just knew that this was the lady for him.
I loved the 'huge' secret the Merriweather girls had been hiding for 4 years. Absolutely brilliant!
And simply adored all the characters and the way they all fitted together in this easy to read, funny (in parts), steamy (in others) and just perfect story.
I read an ARC (Advance Reader Copy) of this delightful book and am happy to leave my review.

Truly enjoyed

I truly did enjoy this book I could not put it down I loved how the characters seems so real like I'm watching a movie can't wait for more highly recommend.
I received an ARC copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

Margaret Murray-Evans

The Duke of Clearford is responsible for a house full of sisters. He's on a mission to have them all married off by writing a book on courtship, He did promise his mother they would marry for love. Lady Andromeda's first kiss is from Mr. Tristan Kingston, a self-made man born illegitimate, yet the guardian of his half-brother, the Earl of Avelford, only thirteen years old. Something tells me the earl will have an important part in a book later in the series. Unbeknownst to their brother, the older sister's protect the lending library of certain books started by their mother. The ladies of the ton create comic relief, at the same time, the library causes concern for scandal and Andromeda and Tristan's happiness. A few of these scandalous books have been in other romance books I've read, but not with this twist. The pace was slower than her previous books and took me longer to engage, but interesting in it's complexity. Explicit sex.
I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of this book gifted by the author.

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