Book Description: Reckless and wild, beautiful Lily Lawson delights in shocking proper London society -- and will break any rule to flaunt her independence. And now she is determined to rescue her helpless sister from an upcoming, undesired marriage to Lord Alex Raiford, the arrogant Earl of Wolverton. Through fair means and foul, the headstrong hellion succeeds outrageously -- but her handsome adversary is not to be outdone. A master gamesman, Lord Alex counters Lily's scorn with kindness, and parries her blistering barbs with gentle words and a soft, sensuous touch. For he has resolved to make the spirited miss pay dearly for her interference -- with her body, her soul...and her stubborn, unyielding heart.
Review: I love Lisa Kleypas, she is one of my favorite authors. I read the sequel Dreaming of You first and it's one of my favorites. I wish I had read this first, because it really sets up Derek' story. You also get to see Derek's and Lily's friendship which was different in this book then it is in Dreaming of You.
Lily is a great! I love historical with a heroine who is unconventional and Lily is definitely unconventional. I don't unusually like when there is a big secret that the hero or heroine is hiding for each other, but Lisa Kleypas even made that work. After reading this I can't wait to go and re-read Dreaming of You.