This is book one in the Sisters of Scandals series.
Elizabeth, Lady Thornhill, is ready to shed her widow's weeds. Walking home from replenishing her wardrobe, it starts to rain. She quickly dashes into the bookstore to get out of the rain. In the process, she literally runs into the owner.
Cale Cameron, the owner of Cameron's lending library is intrigued by Elizabeth and invites her to a dinner party at his home. Elizabeth is unsure if she should go, but since her husband's death she has been looking for some adventure.
Elizabeth has one of the best night's of her life and doesn't want it to end. Neither Elizabeth nor Cale can fight their attraction any longer and begin an affair. Elizabeth is sure that Cale will break her heart if she gets anymore involved with him, so she ends the affair after a week.
Can their week of passion lead to a life-long commitment?
I have to say that I am blown away by Lily Maxton's writing. This is her first story and it was a novella. There are long established writers that can not pull off a well written novella and Maxton did it her first time out of the gate.
Cale and Elizabeth's story was sweet and passionate. Both were lonely in the lives they were leading and fate put them in the right place at the right time. Had they met any sooner, Elizabeth wouldn't have been ready to embark in an affair. Cale made a point to get to know Elizabeth when her husband had made no effort at all. This was very refreshing to Elizabeth and I think made Cale more attractive to her. Not that they were lacking in chemistry, because it practically jumped off the page.
I'm so glad that I found Lily Maxton's work and I CAN NOT wait for the rest of the books in the series.