He new Duke likes that kind of challenge so she only attracts him like bees to honeyThis was a good and original start to a historical English high society romance and the writing was inviting and rich with little details about the characters without slapping us in the face with the typical tropes like virginal behavior or rake or vil parent and tcI liked the author s style so I will be looking for from Christine Merrill because this was a fun but motional read to distract me from the upcoming holiday season and all the presents knitting cooking and socializing that will be attacking the house and my life all too soonSecond chances with building character strength and self confidence at a time when women were owned by their fathers then their husbands and had nothing of their own Great story with a lots of respect for her sexual trauma by a loving kind but hugely burly man281 pages and bought used for 2 at a used book store in Hilo town I loved this book Priscilla doesn t intend to marry She foolishly Love for Imperfect Things eloped the previous year with an unsuitable man did not marry him and was assaulted by him in the process She did this in an attempt toscape her father Now she attends few functions as her father won t allow her to attend anything where her sister is present see Book 2 Lady Drusilla s Road to Ruin and he and her stepmother are pressuring her to marry Her father has A Heart of Stone encouraged the Duke of Reighland as a way to get rid of Priscilla and make an alliance beneficial to himself and won t I liked the Duke and Priscilla was okaybut over all it felt lik. Ing woman would surely keep life interestingDespite the obvious sexual attraction between them Lady Priscilla doesn't wish to marryver for she hides a sh.
This was an Taking Instruction (Taboo, enjoyable Regency Everybody loves a hero who believes he has flaws yet still acts with honour and dignity I would like to have met Robert Duke of Reighland myself If you ve a few hours to spare you will be drawn into the tale of the disgraced noblewoman Priscilla who finds true love with a man who has just beenlevated to the highest ranks of the ton Robert s recent Language and Linguistics elevation to Dukedom means he can overlook the ostracism of the fallen woman that was a part of the Regency scene thought the road to matrimony has some trials and tribulations The first interaction between the hero heroine was uniue and promising But I disliked the hero very uickly He s rather disappointed when he acknowledges to himself that he could notxactly break the heroine s spirit with a rough bit and a whip p 39 Possibly the author intended to carry on the simile she d Divertimento established with the acuisitions of a wife as being similar to purchasing a horse If so she didn t succeedIt s not the worst romance I ve read The writing itself is competent the characters including the hero heroine are distasteful and simplistic and the climax was anti climatic So let s pretend that we are living about two hundred years ago and we re a well born young lady in London noble societyWhat do you do when you have to hide the fact that you are no longer a chaste virgin but your nasty mean father is in the midst of marring you off to the highest born title that he can arrangeWell you try to sabotage the courtship with rude frank talk but unfortunately and unbeknown to Lady Priscilla Outspoken Lady Priscilla is the only woman in London bravenough not to simper at Robert Magson As the Duke of Reighland he needs a wife and this captivat.
E a slog to get through Nice foot massage scene Akward but beautiful written A curious courtshipHe is a Duke she is a nobleman daughter The perfect match He is a plain man outspoken and a reluctant beneficiary of a title he never wanted She does not want to marry anyone let alone a man of her overbearing father s choice but her family are determined to see her wed The problem is that the man behind the title is convinced that she would be a good match for him and he is not a man to give up Her brutally honest revelations are Love Is a Fairy Tale enough to deter most men but the Duke of Reighland is a determined man This is the second novel I ve read by the talented Christine Merrill and once again it did not disappoint With vibrant characters witty dialogue and anngagingly fun plot this regency romance is one not to be missed Third book in a trilogy a trilogy I certainly recommend I preferred the first two books in this set what garnered the 4 stars was the hero Robert Magson Duke of Reighland A great bear of a man he is not classically handsome nor particularly poised but he turns out to be swoonworthy and maybe too good for the heroine who I was lukewarm about since book 2 When he goes into full Duke mode I was cheering him on Heartily recommend this trilogy nicely done Christine This book could not be frigid blah and boring Lady priscilla was the worst heroine I have Promise at Dawn ever read about The only saving grace was His Grace Robert Priscilla was spoiled self centered and shallow I keep imagining this book being told by robotic voices with no feelings orxpressions. Ameful secret Surely a duke deserves than a ruined woman But once Robert sets his sights on something beautiful he will do anything in his power to claim
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Christine Merrill has wanted to be an author for as long as she can remember But one thing stood in her way touch typingSix weeks spent on an IBM Selectric in her Sopho year of high school proved that she would never be able to produce one readable page of manuscript much less several hundredTwenty years passed and she found ways to pass the time marrying her high school sweetheart; hav