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The Marquess of Wesley is out for blood. For a year, Lord Wesley has tried to undo the devastation his father left to Penndrake, their ancestral home, only to discover the man gambled it away right before his death. Now Wesley is being blackmailed by the new owner into marrying a woman he’s never met in order to get it back. But his intentions are less than honorable…
At one and twenty, Miss Kate Holden intends to become a governess, having sworn off all men years ago. However, her plans are halted when she receives a daunting letter from her cousin about a Lord Wesley. Ignorant of the name, and the devilish marquess that wears it all too well, she nearly ends up compromised. Refusing to fall prey to Wesley’s skillful seduction, Kate decides to turn things around on the rake. But the high-stakes game between them soon leads to her losing the last thing she expected…her heart.
This is a new to me author. Her previous novels have been contemporaries so I had not read any of her books. She did, however publish one historical novella before writing this book and I went back and read that one. This book is her historical romance novel debut.
This is a delightfully funny book at times with the interesting by play between our hero and heroine. It has an underlying Cinderella feel with the aunt and cousins who treat Kate like a servant.
Our hero, The Marquess of Wesley has a demanding attitude when it comes to Kate. He insists that she follow his dictates although this is most certainly not in her nature.
This couple is more argumentative than loving through most of the book and you wonder if this could possibly lead to a Happily Ever After.
I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames. The intimacy is almost nonexistent but teases us to the very end with heated kisses.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review.
This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
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