Once Upon a Temptingly Ruinous Kiss (Book 2)
Once Upon a Temptingly Ruinous Kiss (Book 2)
Once Upon a Temptingly Ruinous Kiss (Book 2)
Once Upon a Temptingly Ruinous Kiss (Book 2)
Once Upon a Temptingly Ruinous Kiss (Book 2)
Once Upon a Temptingly Ruinous Kiss (Book 2)

Once Upon a Temptingly Ruinous Kiss (Book 2)

The Whickertons in Love Series
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After bookish Lady Leonora’s fascination with people leads her astray, she meets Drake Shaw, Marquess of Pemberton — whose past mistakes inspire his life of retribution. But Leonora’s brave demeanor may arouse new desires in him… A captivating Regency romance from USA Today bestselling author Bree Wolf!

💜 Rescue romance

⭐ Love redeems

💜 Slow-burn romance

⭐ Tortured hero

💜 Overcoming one’s fears

⭐ Familial support

England 1802: LADY LEONORA, daughter to the EARL OF WHICKERTON, longs to understand…the world in its entirety, particularly, human nature. Always observing those around her, Leonora finds herself utterly fascinated by what people say and do, by how their eyes reflect what is in their hearts and how each and every emotion can be read upon another’s face. It is a language unto itself, and Leonora is determined to record every little discovery in her trusted notebook, her constant companion…even when attending balls.

Unfortunately, one night, Leonora’s curiosity leads her astray, forcing a lesson upon her that she cannot forget: the greatest evil hides behind the most charming smile.

DRAKE SHAW, MARQUESS OF PEMBERTON, lives a life of regret and shame. Unable to right a wrong of his past, he seeks to punish those without honor. He lives for the hunt, preying on men who dare raise a hand against those they ought to protect. Over time, Drake has developed a keen eye for a lady who has been hurt. He recognizes the look of fear and pain in her eyes and understands it for what it is: the need for revenge.

Until one day, Drake comes face to face with a young lady who surprises him at every turn. She is vulnerable and fearful, but also brave and…dauntless. Thrown off balance, Drake soon realizes that living for revenge might no longer be all he desires.

If you enjoy brooding lords as well as head-strong ladies, fierce in their affections and daring in their search for their perfect match, then ONCE UPON A TEMPTINGLY RUINOUS KISS is perfect for you!

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BREE WOLF is a USA Today bestselling author and award-winning word wizard, who is rarely seen without a book in hand or fingers glued to the keyboard.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Lesley Walsh
Fighting Back

Leonora is haunted by the incident which happened months ago but knows she must rejoin society. On first meeting Drake Pemberton her reaction to him is similar to any man outside of her family but something changes, he seems to understand her and quickly becomes someone she feels safe with. As time goes by he helps her feel stronger and regain her self-confidence. Can there be more between them? Loved the plot, the interaction between the family and the final denouement when Leonora stands up for herself even at great personal cost.
I’m loving the Whickerton family, can’t wait until Christina’s story which follows next.

A Wonderful Tale!

I thoroughly enjoyed Once Upon a Temptingly Ruinous Kiss by Bree Wolf! We are reacquainted with Lady Leonora, who was previously attacked at a masquerade ball. She's kept the attack a secret, only telling her sister and brother-in-law who were with her at the time. And, of course, Grandma Edie has guessed, because her intuition is never wrong. Leonora hasn't been able to overcome the nightmares, fear, and isolation that the attack has caused her. Integrating herself back into society is nearly impossible until she meets her brother-in-law's school friend, Drake Shaw, Marquess of Pemberton, also a recluse with secrets of his own. For some reason, Leonora is surprisingly comfortable with the Marquess of Pemberton, taking him into her confidence, and eventually asking that he train her in self-defense. They secretly meet for such training. Meanwhile, their time together brings a deeper friendship where secrets are traded, and even a kiss or two! A wonderful tale is woven, with intrigue, mystery of who the masked attacker is, intermingled with the antics of Leonora's 2 younger sisters as well as Grandma Edie. A true delight! I received a complimentary ARC of this book and have freely given my honest opinion in this review.

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