"To Bed or To Wed" (Darrington family Book 2) by Sandra Sookoo

To Bed or To Wed (Darrington family, #2)

When an impromptu kiss captures the imagination, either a spark will ignite or family interference will snuff the match. 

Charlotte Darrington adores being adored by the men in her circle. She’s in London at the request of her mother, and though her parent wants her to find an eligible gentleman and start a family, Charlotte delays. In her heart of hearts, she wants a man who can hold his own and won’t be cowed. 

Nathan Brigham, Marquess of Ravenhurst, is annoyed with the interfering redhead leading his nephew into the evergreen maze. When he would have delivered a dressing down, she stops his words with a kiss. No matter that he finds her attractive and a welcome distraction from his darkly brooding life, he refuses to succumb to Charlotte’s charms. Above everything, he won’t become the savage man his father was. 

Once they return to London from a house party at his country estate, the two can’t avoid each other. Stolen kisses and heated glances in shadowy halls as well as a questionable visit to White’s draw them closer. He can’t forget the demons from his past while her persistence to hear a declaration begs the question: to bed or to wed? 


"To Bed or To Wed" by Sandra Sookoo is about thirty-three-year-old Charlotte Darrington, whom is firmly upon the shelf. For all appearances, she doesn't mind enjoying the attention of male suitors while never being serious about any. She believes men change for the worse after marriage, and because of that, she doesn't fully participate in finding a match. However, what she really wants is a man who will not let her boss him or lead him around. She doesn't know such a man exists. A cantankerous, temper driven Marquess may be just what she needs. Nathan Brigham, Marquess of Ravenhurst allows the pain from his past to rule his life and wants to hand off his title to his nephew rather than live up to its responsibilities.

Sandra Sookoo painted Charlotte as a strong minded and bossy character. Very unique and sometimes a bother to her mother, she adds much excitement to the story. Her stubborn will is a bold and challenging match for Nathan. His inner demons make him darkly attractive, and the way the author portrayed his weaknesses made me sympathetic to him even though he is flawed. Nathan's tortured soul paired with Charlotte's need to soothe the savage beast and claim his heart makes a compelling read. I enjoyed the plot, and the characters were well drawn. The characters who schemed against Nathan and Charlotte added sufficient trouble, lent drama to further the story, and were good solid characters even though they weren't "likable". "To Bed or To Wed" is an entertaining read with romance, drama, conflict, and sexual tension. 

Originally reviewed for Readers' Favorite


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