Lord Wynbrook’s tips for wooing a reluctant lady
Thank you for inviting me here today! I have heard that some are interested to hear from Lord Wynbrook about how he managed to woo the recalcitrant Lady Katherine, who was most determined never to be wed. For the best advice, I think we should ask Lord Wynbrook himself. Let’s fly back to 1810 and join him in the drawing room. He’s the attractive man there in the dark blue coat cut to perfection. With his green eyes, chestnut hair, and chiseled features, he is quite the catch, no? Oh, but he’s taken, most definitely taken. Let’s ask how he made it come about.
Me: Hello there!
Wynbrook: Looks up from his newspaper. Greetings Miss Forester. How are you today?
Me: Fine, thank you. (Doesn’t he have lovely manners?) We are here to ask you advice on how to woo the reluctant lady.
Wynbrook: Smiles. The “reluctant” lady or the “dead set against marriage I’d rather dies a thousand deaths before I’d ever consider the idea” lady?
Me: I suppose you’ve have more experience with the latter.
Wynbrook: Indeed I have, thanks to you bringing us together.
Me: I thought it might work out in the end, but how did you bring it about?
Wynbrook: Well, I’m not sure I did. The first thing you must know about wooing the reluctant lady, is to not press too hard. Move forward and they will back away. Stand your ground and allow them to come to you.
Me: And if they don’t?
Wynbrook: Shrugs. Accept disappointment.
Me: But surely you did more than well…nothing!
Wynbrook: I might have gifted her with a few things, though of course through other hands or she would never have accepted them.
Me: Ah, gifts, now we are getting somewhere.
Wynbrook: But do not think you can buy the lady’s affection. A true lady cannot be bought.
Me: Fine then, no gifts. But what do you do?
Wynbrook: You must get to know her, carefully of course. Find out what she wants, and then help her realize it.
Me: That sounds like more gifts.
Wynbrook: Most times what people truly want cannot be bought in a store.
Me: True enough. Any other advice?
Wynbrook: Listen to her. Show her respect. Accept her for who she is.
Me: An impressive list.
Wynbrook: And when that fails, make her laugh.
Me: And this is what you did with Lady Kate?
Wynbrook: Well…it is what I intended. And then you wrote in some rather devious adventures and everything went terribly wrong.
Me: Sorry about that.
Wynbrook: Smirks. No, you’re not.
Me: True! Well, thank you for your time.
Well, there you have it folks! Lord Wynbrook’s advice for wooing the reluctant lady. Be the perfect man, and when that fails, just hang on and do the best you can. I hope you will enjoy reading more in If the Earl Only Knew!
If the Earl Only Knew (The Daring Marriages, #1) by Amanda Forester
Publication Date: July 5, 2016
Genre: Historical Romance
The chase is on in award-winning author Amanda Forester’s brand-new Regency romance series!
A sizzling scandal just waiting to happen…
Orphaned at a young age, Lady Katherine Ashton and her brother have spent most of their lives on the high seas, seeking to restore their family fortune through somewhat dubious means. After that kind of adventure, Kate knows she won’t ever be accepted as a proper society lady.
To the annoyingly clever, temptingly handsome, and altogether troublesome Earl of Wynbrook, society ladies are a dead bore. Kate, on the other hand, is scandalous, alluring, and altogether fascinating. And Kate can’t decide which she relishes more, the thrill of chasing fearsome pirates, or having Wynbrook chase after her…
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Amanda Forester holds a PhD in psychology and worked many years in academia before discovering that writing historical romance was way more fun. A Publishers Weekly Top Ten author, her books have been given starred reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and a Top Pick from RT Book Reviews. Whether in the rugged Highlands of medieval Scotland or the decadent ballrooms of Regency England, her novels offer fast-paced adventures filled with wit, intrigue, and romance.