Author: Sophia Nash
Publication: Avon (February 28, 2012)
Description: Six Regency heroes—One royal hangover
My Thoughts: This was a refreshing and entertaining story filled with interesting characters and wonderful dialog. Alex Barclay, the new Duke of Kress, is in disgrace and is sent to his crumbling castle to restore it and find a rich, titled and scandal-free bride. On his way home, he rescues Roxanne Vanderhaven from a cliff. Her husband had assisted in her fall and now Roxanne is presumed dead. Alex reluctantly takes her home with him. She isn't exactly scandal-free!
Roxanne is determined to take revenge on her husband and to start a new life. She is reluctant to depend on any man let alone the notorious Duke of Kress. However, despite their best efforts, the two fall in love. There are certainly impediments to their romance especially the fact the Roxanne is already married. The escapades that fill this story are both humorous and touching. The conversations between Roxanne and Alex are wonderful, blunt and humorous.
I recommend the story to lovers of historical romance.
"So your father chose the old-fashioned method of disposing of females and sold you."I received this book through the Amazon Vine program in exchange for an honest review. You can buy your copy here.
"No, he did not sell me," she enunciated each word sourly. "He knew that I was just like every stupid girl in Creation--dreaming of a fairy tale prince or earl who would fall head over heels in love with me and drag me off to his castle. And Lawrence was the most desirable gentleman in Cornwall."
"Except for that tiny propensity of his to murder a wife," Alex said in a dry tone.