Meet the Bedwyns...six brothers and sisters-- men and women of passion and privilege, daring and sensuality.
Enter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seduction...where each will seek love, fight temptation, and court scandal...and where Freyja Bedwyn, the wild-hearted daughter, meets her match in a man as passionate, reckless, and scandalous as she.
Growing up with four unruly brothers has made Freyja Bedwyn far bolder than most society ladies. From feisty manner to long, tumbling hair, Lady Freyja is pure fire, a woman who seeks both adventure and freedom.
Adventure soon finds her on a visit to Bath, when a handsome stranger bursts into Freyja's room and entreats her to hide him. His name is Joshua Moore, Marquess of Hallmere, a man with a hell-raising reputation of his own who is quickly intrigued by the independent beauty. So intrigued, in fact, that he makes her a surprising request: to pose as his fiancee and help thwart his family's matchmaking schemes. For two people determined to be free, it's the perfect plan...until passion blindsides them both. For as Joshua sets out to achieve his complete seduction of Freyja, a woman who has sworn off love is in danger of losing the one thing she never expected to give again: her heart...
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I didn't think Mary Balogh could do it, but she did. I disliked Freyja Bedwyn in every one of her appearances in previous novels. The arrogance and aggressiveness she used to cover her obvious insecurity was not sympathetic so much as it was unattractive. Even at the beginning of Slightly Scandalous, I found her unlikable. But by the end of the book, I was cheering for her and Joshua's HEA! Just goes to illustrate what a great writer Balogh is.