Love Is Blind Author:Lynsay Sands There's many a slip... — He'd been warned that Lady Clarissa Crambray was dangerous. Stomping on toes and burning piffles, the chestnut-haired beauty was clearly a force with which to be reckoned. But for Adrian Montfort, Earl of Mowbray, veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, this was just the challenge he needed. He could hand... more »le one woman and her "unfortunate past." Could any woman handle him?
'Twixt the chit & his lips
Lady Clarissa Crambray wanted a husband, but maybe not as much as her stepmother wanted one for her. Really! Doffing her spectacles might make a girl prettier, but how would she see? She'd already caused enough mayhem to earn a rather horrible nickname. Yet, as all other suitors seemed to shy away in terror, there came a man to lead her to the dance floor. A dark, handsome blur of a man.
Clumsy Clarissa was about to stumble onto true love.« less
My first Lynsay Sands historical romance and it was very good. Clarissa is an extremely likable character and you just can't help but like Adrian too. Both characters learn early on in the book that they wanted to be together and had to sneak around Clarissa's stepmother Lydia in order to see each other. Clarissa is mostly blind without her glasses and her stepmother refused to let her wear them. This leads to a series of unfortunate accidents caused by poor Clarissa. She becomes infamous for her unfortunate accidents and pretty much shunned by the Ton. Adrian is not swayed by others opinions and asks her to dance at a ball.
Adrian is a semi-tortured hero (not filled with anguish but still extremely self conscience about his war wound that marred his face) and Clarissa is a mistreated lady. They are destined to be together. But what happens if Clarissa's accidents aren't really accidents?
I recommend this book if you like historicals and like a little fun in your books. Overall you will find that this book was just sweet and you will definitely pick up another historical by Sands.
Sweet regency from Lynsay Sands. I don't think the author is at her best in historicals; HOWEVER, I do love her sense of humor and this is a very enjoyable read. The heroine, who is near blind without her glasses (and whose stepmother won't let her wear them), is charming in her ineptitude. The war-scarred hero is perfect for her (though he adds to her troubles in his persistent belief that she won't love him if she sees his scars, which of course she's already seen - she's nearsighted, not blind!). Lynsay Sands never fails to deliver characters I actually like and wouldn't mind getting to know!
I just finished this book. He had a facial scar and she was supposed to wear wore glasses It was a re read for me. The first time I read the book I was caught up in the mystery plot and quickly read on to see what happened. After re reading this book, I see there are some hilarious moments for Clarissa and her Earl. A light hearted fun read. Suzanne