The wager set and the battle begun in Alexander's A LITTLE
BIT WICKED continues between the three remaining friends
determined to remain single for as long as possible. Each
knows that eventually they will have to succumb to the
dreaded state of matrimony, though each is certain that a
wife is in the very distant future. Of course, the wager of
a shilling a piece and a fine cognac makes each even more
determined to win. Nigel, Oliver and Daniel -- which will be
the next to fall?
Life is good for Nigel Cavendish. He engages in a variety
of, for the most part, discreet affairs with delightfully
willing women and has yet to inherit the more restrictive
title of viscount, since his father retains good health and
is still in control of the family estate. No one is nagging
Nigel to settle down and supply the necessary heir to
continue the family line.
Lady Felicity Melville, at 23, knows her time to find a
husband is drawing short. After five Seasons and a year
abroad, she knows it's time to settle down, as the rest of
her friends have done. Even so, she's not willing to settle
on a boring, comfortable union. She wants adventure,
excitement, more. So, hedging her bets, she wishes upon a
star, asking for the man of her dreams to be sent her way.
She immediately encounters the roguish Nigel sneaking from
the bedroom window of her very married neighbor,
accompanied by gunshots and barking dogs.
Nigel is much relieved to receive assistance from the
charming Lady Felicity, and she knows that Nigel is the man
for her. Though he will need a small amount of reforming,
she's up to the challenge and sets out to make the man her
own. Aided by friends and family, Felicity charms the
reluctantly enchanted bachelor and gets him exactly where
she wants him; only to discover that now that she has him,
she doesn't want him if he doesn't want her.
Ms. Alexander's WHAT A LADY WANTS is a stellar addition to
the battle of the Last Man Standing series. Felicity is
charmingly determined, while Nigel is a delightful rogue,
and each very much the equal of the other. With witty
dialogue and a true gift for storytelling, Alexander
creates a world that enchants readers and leaves us
One bachelor down . . . three more to go. Four most
desirable gentlemen have wagered one shilling apiece and a
bottle of cognac that will go to the last unmarried man
standing . . .
Nigel Cavendish knows he'll marry one day, but hopefully
that day is many yearsâ€”and many womenâ€”in the future! Until
then, the handsome, unrepentant rake intends to enjoy
life's pleasures to the fullest!
From the moment Lady Felicity Melville spies the
adventurous scoundrel climbing from a neighbor's windowâ€”
with his comely conquest's husband in hot pursuitâ€”she knows
Nigel is the answer to her prayers . . . with a little
reformation, of course! Felicity craves excitement and who
in all of London is more exciting than the infamous Mr.
Cavendish? So what's a girl to do but hatch a scheme to win
what she so fervently desires. But her plan works too well
when a game of chance and an errant pistol shot abruptly
make them husband and wifeâ€”but in a way neither wanted.
Now Felicity has to prove to her wayward husband that she's
the only woman he could ever want . . . or need!