- Release Date
- May 2014
- Book 3 of Redcakes
Some temptations are impossible to resist, even for a bakery heir…
Ann Haldene is the most beautiful woman Gawain Redcake has ever seen. A gifted healer who soothes his battle-scarred body like never before, the widow's touch has a powerful effect on him. It's no wonder the rugged Redcake heir forgets his quest for a society bride during one passionate night in Ann's arms. But once he learns she is pregnant with his child, he searches for her, intent on giving her his name, if not his heart….
Ann is shocked by Gawain's proposal, mostly because he has not uttered a word of love. For the sake of their baby, she accepts, even knowing that Gawain dreamed of marrying to secure a title and all she has is a severed royal Indian bloodline. Now the new bride faces her greatest challenge: showing her husband that their union is more powerful than pedigree—and love is the ultimate reward….
"A delightful, sexy glimpse into Victorian life and loving with two wonderfully non-traditional lovers." --Jessa Slade, author of Dark Prince's Desire and the Steel Born series
Aug 06, 2014 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
83 people found the following review helpful
When an Englishman with war injuries decides to consider taking a bride, the idea of a well-bred, innocent young lady seems rather appealing.
However, if you've read the first two installments in Heather Hiestand's Redcakes series, then you know to expect the unexpected. In HIS WICKED SMILE, Gawain Redcake encounters a beautiful widow skilled in Indian healing arts.
Based on the threads of this storyline, there are plenty of characters who are vying for their own opportunity for top billing. Many of the familiar characters from the first two books make cameo appearances, allowing the reader to see how the overall storyline progresses through time.
There's plenty of drama centering around a murder and stolen jewels. As Gawain's love interest, Ann Haldene doesn't exactly fit society's list as an acceptable partner. She proves to be a multi-faceted character, fully capable of holding her own. Pair her up with a member of the Redcake family and the sparks are guaranteed to fly.
The end result is a satisfying romp through Regency England that provides yet another chapter in the Redcakes series.
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