An accident prone girl thinks she is cursed until her jinx forces a handsome man to recuperate at her house
A silly, funny, overall enjoyable read!
Rane Austen, Viscount Oxley
Devonshire, London, England--1810
Dear Reader, Meet Charity Standing. Blonde . . . beautiful . . . and the most desirable young woman in Devonshire. The only problem is, she's jinxed. Not just run-of-the-mill jinxed, but moon-crossed, stars-colliding, world-jarring jinxed. Like a black cat, trouble follows her wherever she goes . . . Then there's Rane Austin. A man of impeccable taste, but less than satisfactory upbringing on the island of Barbados, Rane can't buy himself a wife from London's high and mighty ton. Too rough, too roguish, and far too scandalous, he has lost three women to more respectable men. But his fate is about to change. In the blink of an eye, Charity crosses his path, and his carriage -- and life -- are overturned. The thing is: a bit of danger has never been a deterrent to a man like Rane . . . The road to love has never been so bumpy, but for Charity and Rane, destiny and desire will soften their fall . . . (From SLAKE)
This book was very amusing to me. Its a good book but its definitely not one i would read over and over again. The hero in this book is not the classic hero you find in other romance books. It took me awhile to finish this book because i almost couldn't bring myself to complete it.
one small corner torn off cover
Charity Standing is beautiful and jinxed. Mishaps seem to befall any man she cares for. And when, like the proverbial black cat, she innocently crosses the path of a handsome Englishman, he suddenly drops at her feet--felled by a bullet. Charity's duty is to nurse him back to health; her destiny is to fall madly, magically in love.
Rane Austen had enough bad luck when it came to women. Every high-born lady he'd ever proposed to had wed another. Not his devilish good looks, his title, or even his wealth could overturn the thurn of fate that had given him a scandalous upbringing and a rascal for a father. But he still believed a man must make his own future and - heaven help him- he wanted charity in his arms, in his bed, and his life... forever
From back of book:
Charity Standing was beautiful...and jinxed! Mishaps seemed tp befall any man she cared for. Now, like the proverbial black cat, she'd innocently crossed the path of a handsom Englishman, who suddenly dropped at her feet - felled by a bullet! Charity's duty was to nurse him bak to health; her destiny was to fall madly, magically inlove.
Rane Austen had enough bad lich when it came to women. Every high-born lady he's ever proposed to had wed another. Not his devilish good looks, his title, nor even his wealth could overcome the turn of fate that had given him a scandalous upbringing and a rascal for a father. But he still believed a man mus make his own future and - heaven help him - he wanted Charity in his arms, in his bed, and in his life...forever.