The world of the Company of Rogues, read The Dragon's Bride first to get into the three Georges. This is George "Hawk"invilles story, he falls in love with Clarissa Greystone from An Unwilling Bride.
Page-turner with humor throughout.
In the conclusion of Beverley's Three Guys Called George trilogy, Major "Hawk" Hawkinville returns from the horrors of Waterloo to find his father incapacitated by a stroke, the estate coffers nearly emptied by his father's legal maneuverings to gain the title of Lord Deveril, and the villagers looking to him to make necessary, but costly, repairs. Hawk sees no solution but to marry for money, and if he can marry the heiress to the Deveril estates his stricken father believes himself entitled to, so much the better. But when Hawk actually meets the so-called Devil's Heiress, he has a difficult time reconciling the image of the grasping, promiscuous woman his father so vividly painted for him with the slightly mousy, Mary Wollstonecraft-quoting Clarissa Greystone he seeks to seduce and wed. But even an innocent like Clarissa has secrets, deadly secrets that endanger not only her future happiness but also her very life. Can she trust Hawk, a self-proclaimed fortune hunter, to help her? Can Hawk learn to trust--and to love--Clarissa even when he believes she had something to do with the murder of her affianced, the debauched Lord Deveril? It's a case of "Who's on first?" with a violent tug-of-war between Clarissa's powerful allies and the forces that seek to harm her. Jo Beverley continues her string of hits with her trademark complexity and real characters.
Another wonderful book from the Company of Rogues series!
She is called the Devil's Heiress. Burdened with the wealth of a man she despised, Clarissa Greystone is a fortune hunter's dream. No one needs a fortune more than Major George Hawkinville. Fresh from the battlefields of Waterloo, he embarks on a campaign to win Clarissa's money. To protect him family's good name, Hawk must ignore the hunger in his heart. But nothing can prepare him for the truths that come to light...or the passion that ignites...when Clarissa boldly steps into his trap...
Burdened with the wealth of a man she despised, Clarissa Greystone is a fortune hunter's dream.
I adore Jo Beverly - I try to read all of her books - This one was very good!
Interesting and exquisitely stunning masterpiece by Ms. Beverly
I actually have two copies of this book, and I have to say; this is a lovely and well put together story that most readers will adore.I just loved the ending of this book and I'm not one to be a spoil sport, so if you've ordered this book. Enjoy it!
Very sweet and enjoyable period romance. Wonderful well drawn likable characters. Loved the ending.
Jo Beverly turns the tables with a rich heiress and a poor but noble suitor. Can her ill-gotten gains get her the perfect husband?
She is called the Devil's Heiress. Burdened with the wealth of a man she despised, Clarissa Greystone is a fortune hunter's dream.
No one needs a fortune more than Major George Hawkinville. Fresh from the battlefields of Waterloo, he embarks on a campaign to win Clarissa's money.
To protect his family's good name, Hawk must ignore the hunger in his heart. But nothing can prepare him for the truths that come to light-or the passiont that ingites-when Clarissa boldly steps into his trap....
Great book, gotta love those historical romances!
Jo Beverley is a great author.