"I´m Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent. I can´t be celibate. Everyone knows that."
Desperate to escape her scheming relatives, Evangeline Jenner has sought the help of the most infamous scoundrel in London.
A marriage of convenience is the only solution.
No one would have ever paired the shy, stammering wallflower with the sinfully handsome viscount. It quickly becomes clear, however, that Evie is a woman of hidden strength—and Sebastian desires her more than any woman he´s ever known.
Determined to win her husband´s elusive heart, Evie dares to strike a bargain with the devil: If Sebastian can stay celibate for three months, she will allow him into her bed.
When Evie is threatened by a vengeful enemy from the past, Sebastian vows to do whatever it takes to protect his wife . . . even at the expense of his own life.
Together they will defy their perilous fate, for the sake of all-consuming love.
In her Wallflower Quartet Lisa Kleypas tells the stories of four young girls - Annabelle, the American sisters Lillian and Daisy, and Evangeline - all presumed wallflowers, who band together to find a husband. This third book is dedicated to Evangeline, the shyest of them all. Red-haired, freckled, and... In her Wallflower Quartet Lisa Kleypas tells the stories of four young girls - Annabelle, the American sisters Lillian and Daisy, and Evangeline - all presumed wallflowers, who band together to find a husband. This third book is dedicated to Evangeline, the shyest of them all. Red-haired, freckled, and stuttering terribly, she always keeps in the background, so no man will ever notice her. But she is in dire need of a husband, who can protect her from her cruel, greedy relatives, in whose hands she was given by her father, an ex-boxer and now gamehell owner. As she will never attract a man in a ballroom, Evangeline comes up with an unconventional plan: late in the evening she visits the vicious, promiscuos, but certainly handsome rake Viscount St. Vincent unchaperoned in his house to propose marriage to him! She knows that he is so badly in need of money that he even kidnapped her rich wallflower friend Lillian shortly before her planned wedding to his boyhood friend Lord Westcliff. St. Vincent's intentions were abruptly ended with a thorough beating by Westcliff, so Evangeline stands a chance that St. Vincent might marry her, because of the money she'll soon inherit from der dying father. Evangeline knows two things for certain: first, there will never be a love match between them, second, he'll never be monogamous. But marriage to him will at least free her from the clutches of her malicious relatives. And this is all she wants from him. So she tells St. Vincent her conditions for the marriage: she will keep part of her money to herself and she will share his bed only once to prevent an annullment, but there will never be any lovemaking afterwards. As desperate for money as Evangeline is to marry, St. Vinvent agrees and they both take off for Gretna Green within an hour. But it takes some time in a narrow carriage to get there, so there is plenty of time to watch, talk and get to know each other.......... Can this shy, stuttering girl reach his cold heart and reform the villain after all? This certainly is another entertaining, easy to read romance by Lisa Kleypas. I enjoyed it tremendously and couldn't stop reading.