A Dutiful HeartAs befitting her name, lovely Submit Channing-Downes was the proper, obedient wife of an aging marquess -- until her husband's death left her penniless and alone...with one last marital obligation to fulfill. Entrusted with delivering a small black box to its rightful owner, she... show more
A Dutiful HeartAs befitting her name, lovely Submit Channing-Downes was the proper, obedient wife of an aging marquess -- until her husband's death left her penniless and alone...with one last marital obligation to fulfill. Entrusted with delivering a small black box to its rightful owner, she calls upon Graham Wessit, the notorious Earl of Netham, life has been forever marred by rumor and scandal. But Graham wants nothing to do with a bequest from the man he holds responsible for his ruin -- or with thebewitching emissary who brings it. In the face of breathtaking erotic mystery -- in the throes of an inflamed passion unbeckoned but impossible to deny -- a rogue's hardened heart may be undone by love...and a staidbeauty in straits may learn the exquisite, sensuous freedom of surrender.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2002-06-04
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Astounding and gorgeous.
Fantastic, masterfully written from the first page to the last. The first I've read by Judith Ivory, but definitely not the last.Thinking about the book a little more critically after my initial euphoria has worn off, I have to agree with the reviewer who pointed out that the subplot about the pater...
This was a romance that I really did want to like, and in spite of the two leads, Submit (yes, that's really her name) and Graham, having interesting backgrounds and mannerisms, the story never did catch on with me. Which is really too bad, as this isn't the usual sort of romance. For the longer rev...
It's hard to review this book. I know it's amazing, but I'm at a loss to explain why I know that.I guess it's because of the characters. The plot is kinda humdrum - Submit Channing-Downes's husband just died and his will tasks her with delivering a small black box to his wayward cousin, the notoriou...
This was the first book I read by Judith Ivory, and at first I found it a bit hard to read. She is an intricate writer, very descriptive in her scenes, so it takes a while to get used to her style. Having said that, I was soon captivated by her writing. Graham and Submit are not characters that ar...