Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
Griffith, Duke of Riverton, likes order, logic, and control, and he naturally applies this rational approach to his search for a bride. He’s certain Miss Frederica St. Claire is the perfect wife for him, but while Frederica is strangely elusive, he can’t seem to stop running into her stunningly beautiful cousin, Miss Isabella Breckenridge.
Isabella should be enjoying her society debut, but with her family in difficult circumstances, her uncle will only help them if she’ll use her beauty to assist him in his political aims. Already uncomfortable with this agreement, the more she comes to know Griffith, the more she wishes to be free of her unfortunate obligation.
Will Griffith and Isabella be able to set aside their pride and face their fears in time to find their own happily-ever-after?
It is not often that you read a book where you feel the author really made it a point to bring the point home on how hard it was to be a beauty.
I felt this story really showed the drastic measures that men took in the time period to use and abuse their power over women and their families, while playing with their heart.
The story was totally enjoyable, while not too deep, it was enjoyable and I would love to read more by this author. If you enjoy regency fiction, you will want to check this one out. It is likely my favorite by this author so far.
I received this book through NetGalley. The opinions contained herein are my own.
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