An Offer From a Gentleman
Sophie Beckett never dreamed she′d be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton′s famed masquerade ball - or that "Prince Charming" would be waiting there for her! Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But now, spinning in the... show more
Sophie Beckett never dreamed she′d be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton′s famed masquerade ball - or that "Prince Charming" would be waiting there for her! Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But now, spinning in the strong arms of the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she feels like royalty. Alas, she knows all enchantments must end when the clock strikes midnight. Who was that extraordinary woman? Ever since that magical night, a radiant vision in silver has blinded Benedict to the attractions of any other - except, perhaps, this alluring and oddly familiar beauty dressed in housemaid′s garb whom he feels compelled to rescue from a most disagreeable situation. He has sworn to find and wed his mystery miss, but this breathtaking maid makes him weak with wanting her. Yet, if he offers her his heart, will Benedict sacrifice his only chance for a fairy tale love?
Publish date: August 25th 2006
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
This was a feel-good, solid romance. Unlike many romance novels, the heroes of this one do have a real problem. While Benedict is a nobleman, a brother of a viscount, Sophie is a bastard daughter of an earl and his maid. Sophie’s mother is long dead and her aristocratic daddy never acknowledged her ...
Sophie Beckett is the illegitimate daughter of the Earl of Penwood, but until he marries, her life isn't all too difficult. Her father never acknowledges her as anything but his ward, but sees to it that she has a proper education and that she never lacks for anything but actual parental affection. ...
As far as fluffy reads go, they don't get fluffier than An Offer from a Gentleman. I thought the story really sweet. It definitely has a strong Cinderella feel to it, but very nicely done. I went through the book very quickly because it seems to me that there isn't much depth in the story. Nonethele...
2.5 starsI think Ms. Quinn's running out of witty things to say!
3 starsOverall, I found this book quite enjoyable to read, yet I couldn't help the dislike I experienced towards the clichés. I confess I'm a bit tired of Cinderella-inspired stories.Even though only the first eighty pages or so were textbook Cinderella (except for the trade between shoe and glove),...