Seducing the Heiress
Her wealth and beauty have made Miss Portia Crompton the catch of the season. Secretly determined to wed the maharajah’s son she left behind in India, Portia ignores the money-hungry bucks who ply her with bouquets and bonbons. But one suitor will not be deterred: Colin Byrd, Viscount Ratcliffe.... show more
Her wealth and beauty have made Miss Portia Crompton the catch of the season. Secretly determined to wed the maharajah’s son she left behind in India, Portia ignores the money-hungry bucks who ply her with bouquets and bonbons. But one suitor will not be deterred: Colin Byrd, Viscount Ratcliffe. He is persistent and presumptuous—and wickedly tempting.Colin has no delusions about romance. He’s a rogue, a womanizer, and a murderer, and seduction comes as easily to him as breathing. Portia’s fortune is an irresistible lure until Colin’s mercenary scheme hits a snag. Winning her dowry is no longer enough—he wants her heart and her passion. The more adamant she is in her refusal, the more determined he is to seduce her…
Publish date: December 1st 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Heiress in London (#1)
Two thirds of the way through the book, I didn't know how I felt about it. I was frustrated with the turn of events and the development; with the characters and their personalities. Ratcliffe's relationship with his mother really got on my nerves. I would have told her to grow up, but that's just me...
This was a quick, light read. I really enjoyed both main characters. I breezed right through it, thoroughly entertained.
This was a good book. It seems to be the first of a series, so there were some loose ends that weren't tied up, but that didn't actually hamper the story at hand.I have to admit, though, that the discord went on too long for me. I don't think we got to see them being together as a couple for enoug...
What a fun historical read. A light romp with great characters.
Colin Byrd, Viscount Ratcliffe is broke and has creditors breathing down his neck! Having his eye on the richest heiress of the season to get him out of his bind, he thinks it’ll be a breeze to charm his way with the heiress all the way to the wedding. Until he has to match wits and charm with the r...