From Inside Cover: "What first attracted me about you was the fact that you were wholly indifferent to my war wound," Lord Simon Grey confessed. "Most women I meet want to soothe my brow with their soft white hands."
Cathleen gave a low laugh. "Then you needn't worry. I have no soft white hands. If the bruth be known, I'm far more accustomed to mucking out stables than pouring tea in a drawing room."
He captured her hands and held them. "Don't be ashamed of such hands. Why do you think I fell in love with you almost at first sight, except that you were wholly unlike all the women I've known?"
"Because of my ruined hands, " Cathleen joked. Then his words penetrated, and her face went deathly pale. " What did you say?"
But Cathleen knew perfectly well what Lord Simon had just said. The question is: What should she...what could she...what would she..do?
This book is pretty simple and straightforward. I really liked it though, because the hero is rendered vulnerable by his damaged leg from war and I have a real soft spot for vulnerable men. Also, the heroine has a saucy tongue, and I do enjoy good bantering between the protagonists. I recommend this book for a quick and easy read, and enjoyable story line.
Young lady's family earns living in horse racing in the regency era. She soon becomes involved with the hero, and does not know whether to warn him about her scoundrel of a grandfather, or to keep quiet and possibly betray the man she loves.