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Anne's Perfect Husband (Sinclair Brides, Bk 2) (Harlequin Historical, No 552)
Anne's Perfect Husband - Sinclair Brides, Bk 2 - Harlequin Historical, No 552 Author:Gayle Wilson Major Ian Sinclair knew firsthand that war made men do strange things. But to be named guardian of the daughter of the man responsible for ending his career -- and very nearly his life? -- was beyond the Pale. Yet now Anne Darlington was his responsibility, and he found himself longing for a future he'd thought he no longer believed in.... — ... more »Cloistered in a remote boarding school, Anne Darlington had grown up never knowing any other life. Until fate thrust her into the strong arms of Ian Sinclair, a tortured nobleman whose secret connection to her father threatened her unspoken dream that Ian would someday return her love... and become her perfect husband.« less
SPOILER ALERT, if you care...the heroine is raped in this book (not by the hero, thankfully, but still) I had been enjoying the book but this *highly unnecessary* plot device ripped me right out of the story and I was so disappointed. It may not bother other readers, but if you dislike rape in your romance as much as I do, I feel you should be given a heads-up. I wish I had known ahead of time...
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Ian Sinclair, younger son of an earl and not entirely healed of battle wounds, finds himself named guardian of his Colonel's daughter, Anne. Out of duty, he decides to give her a season with all the opportunity for a good marriage that it implies.
Anne, although uncertain of the sudden change in her fortunes, consents. All plans, however, are interrupted by the first of several attacks; this one by highwaymen on Ian's disabled carriage. In spite of his unhealed war injuries, Ian fights to protect Anne, but it's her display of courage that rescues them both.
As Ian recovers, his older brother doesn't want him to continue dealing with Anne. She is her father's daughter, which will bring scandal, but also because of the danger the duty has already presented to Ian's health. Ian is already won over by Anne's courage and compelled by his attraction to her to keep her as his ward. He believes his poor health eliminates him as a suitor but stoically determines that she will have her season and the chance at happiness it offers.