This book is the fourth in Ms. Heath's "Daughters of Fortune" series. I've read her entire backlist in 1 week and I can say that although this is not my "favorite" book of hers, I found it compelling and well written. I've read other's reviews that says they were disappointed with the book. I wasn't disappointed, I thought it complemented her other books and rounded out the series well. She loves to write about mentally "tortured" heroes. She's pulled it off again in this book. I found this book, a little slow reading, I wasn't compelled to sit and devour it in one day and I could put it down....however I found it to be an average book, complementing the series and not to be missed! She develops some "social" issues in this book that shouldn't be missed....I found it very interesting.
Love all the girls from Fortune. Looking forward to next one.
American Heiress Kitty Robertson is planning to wed Nicholas Glenville, the Marquess of Farmingham, who she has known for years. But then she meets Richard Stanbury, the Duke of Weddington. Sparks fly between them at their first meeting. Right away Richard knows this is the woman for him. When he finds that she is engaged to his friend, Farmingham, he knows she will never by happy in that marriage. Richard sets out to win Kitty's love, but she isn't cooperating.
This is the last book in Lorraine Heath's Daughters of Fortune series. I thought it was a well-written addition to the series. I loved Richard, Nicky, and even Kitty, though many people had problems with her character. She agreed to marry Nicky because he is a "safe" choice. Kitty's mother was a saloon girl who got pregnant and gave her baby up for adoption. Kitty doesn't want to be like her birth mother, and is afraid that passion will overrule good sense. And, of course, Richard makes that passion come to the forefront on their first meeting.
Nicholas has a secret and Richard knows what it is. It only takes about 10 seconds for the reader to figure it out. I liked that Nicholas didn't become the villain of the story since it happens in so many books with a love triangle. I would have given this book a higher rating if the secret and the ensuing twist in the story hadn't been so easy to figure out. My rating: 3.5 Stars.
Kitty is properly bethrothed to a most eligible lord and then another man becomes intent on her seduction. Can she resisit?