The book takes you in at the very beginning and holds until the very end. The way Anita Mills keeps the hero and heroin apart until the very end is great! She keeps you in suspense then gives you what you've been waiting for since page one.
I completely loved this book and I reccomend it to anyone.
Elinor Ashton's debt-ridden father sold the fifteen-year-old to the elderly, ambitious Baron Arthur Kingsley. The nouveau riche Lord Kingsley purchased "a possession", a display piece to impress the London upper class. Applying rigid discipline, Kingsley turns Elinor, into the "Toast of London.". A brilliant achievement, but nineteen-year-old Elinor feels unloved, undesired, and very unhappy.
With his young, beautiful wife, Baron Kingsley is the envy of every London nobleman and he basks in the worship. Now the author exposes the novel's theme -- the open courtship of Kingsley wife!
London's notorious rake, Viscount Bellamy Townsend is feverish in his pursuit of Elinor Kingsley. Publicly, in the Almack's ballroom, even the notorious Beau Brummel refers to Elinor as the Earl of Longford's special "Venus". Indeed Kingsley's own grandson, Charles, is captivated and mesmerized with our heroine. Attention, attention, our heroine is married -- even if her husband is a jerk -- Elinor is still married - yet she engages in an open, blatant affair.
The magic, in romance reading, is the mystic world a reader enters. Our heroines are usually innocent, pure in thought, and blameless -- not portrayed as adulteress women. This chosen path the author penned was troublesome.
The book is a page turner, and with a different direction it could have been remarkable, but unfortunately I didn't like the stumble into infidelity.