Ruan Bettancourt, the Duke of Cynssyr, intends to marry London's most beautiful debutante. A case of mistaken identity forces him to marry her sister, spinster Anne Sinclair. Before long, he's head-over-heels in love with his wife while Anne is determined to make the best of her unwanted... show more
Ruan Bettancourt, the Duke of Cynssyr, intends to marry London's most beautiful debutante. A case of mistaken identity forces him to marry her sister, spinster Anne Sinclair. Before long, he's head-over-heels in love with his wife while Anne is determined to make the best of her unwanted marriage. Can Lord Ruin convince Anne he's fallen in love?
Publish date: December 1st 2002
Publisher: Leisure Books
Pages no: 342
Edition language: English
For some reason I keep getting a error message when I try to give this book a starred rating. I'd give it a 4 1/2. It's on my keeper shelf. :)
The basic set-up: plain-ish spinster Anne Sinclair injures her ankle while she and her family are houseguests of some lord who is the BFF of the rakish Duke of Cynssyr. It's decided Anne needs quiet and laudanum for the pain, but the problem is there's a full house - the only unoccupied room is that...
My first thoughts about this book were that it had a lot of promise but wasn't coalescing into a cohesive whole. My last thoughts were that it was just a hot mess. The plot was hard to follow, the writing was awkward, and I couldn't understand why Anne, who already had one desirable man in love wit...
My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book...I tried and tried to like this book but there were just too many eww-factors and my pet peeves I couldn’t ignore. More than once I wanted to DNF it. At one point I want it to end, simply end and relieve me of my mis...
Definitely a keeper, even though the mystery subplot is a bit confusing and hard to follow - the reader really has to pay attention to follow what's going on. Would have been nice to see the secondary romance develop a lot sooner in the book, although I will pay more attention to those 2 characters ...
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