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Her First Desire

A Logical Man's Guide to Dangerous Women Novel

Cathy Maxwell

Mass Market

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/26/2021)
Compact Disc (4/27/2021)
MP3 CD (4/27/2021)


If you love Lenora Bell and Tessa Dare, you’ll love the next book in New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s Logical Man’s Society series about a delicious battle of the sexes between a determined woman and a stubborn gentleman. 

She arrived in town, beautiful and bold and declaring that she’s inherited property that  that he has already claimed! As a member of the local Logical Men’s Society, Ned Thurlowe prides himself on thinking clearly and calmly at all times. And it’s clear that the meeting place of the society—a local tavern—is his even if the men have turned it to shambles.

But Ned’s claim is challenged Gemma Estep, who’s announced she’s decided to turn it into some sort of respectable tea garden for the local ladies. Ned challenges Gemma, and in doing so behaves most illogically, for though he wants to dismiss her, he also can’t help but desire her.

Gemma has had enough of men telling her what to do, and she’s vowed to make her own way in the world. And Ned Thurlowe is ruining her plans. Not only has he laid claim to her property, pitting them in a heated fight for its ownership, he’s also arousing in her feelings she’s never sensed before.

And although they argue, they quickly discover they have more in common than they’d each ever dreamed—could their disagreement be turning into desire?

Praise For Her First Desire: A Logical Man's Guide to Dangerous Women Novel

"With the latest exemplary addition to her Logical Man’s Guide to Dangerous Women series, Maxwell (His Secret Mistress, 2020) delivers a fabulously fun battle of the sexes that brilliantly showcases her flair for hilarious yet heartfelt storytelling and insightful characterization."Booklist

“I love Cathy Maxwell!” — Julia Quinn 

“A painful misunderstanding comes to light in this delightful Regency series launch from Maxwell....the couple’s verbal sparring and well-matched wits hide their deep emotional vulnerability and make for electric chemistry. Readers will find it easy to root for their happy reunion.” — Publishers Weekly on His Secret Mistress

“Deliciously sweet...Kate is a beautifully crafted character...the scenes involving the villagers of Maidenshop sparkle with wit and insight...a quaintly charming world.” — Kirkus Reviews on His Secret Mistress

“[A] brave heroine whom readers will root for in love and life in this first book of a new series.... Readers looking for an unconventional Regency romance should give this a try.” — Library Journal on His Secret Mistress

“Kate is an admirable heroine: capable, yet caring; talented, yet honest about her own flaws. Her experiences, past and current, reveal the vulnerable situation of actresses in a world of male privilege during the Regency era, and her determination to prove her worth in the face of adversity is truly heroic. Recommended.” — Historical Novel Society on His Secret Mistress

Avon, 9780062897305, 384pp.

Publication Date: April 27, 2021

About the Author

Cathy Maxwell spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, “Why do people fall in love?” It remains for her the great mystery of life and the secret to happiness. Contact Cathy at or the old-fashioned way at PO Box 484, Buda, TX. 78610.