American heiress Adele Wilson is kidnapped on the eve of her wedding to an English lord. He's too busy to retrieve her & sends his dashing cousin, Lord Damien Renshaw. Of course, they fall in love. But family obligations, gossip, & misinformation tear them apart. Will the truth and love conquer all?
A fast, easy, enjoyable read.
Starring dutiful, well-behaved Adele - who has arrived in England to marry Harold, a polite viscount, but is shaken to discover she is more passionately drawn to his dangerous, disreputable cousin, Damien, Baron Alcester.
McLean provides a thoroughly researched romantic tale in her continuing American heiresses invade the 1880 Regency era. While I wished it was a little longer, McLean weaves a romantic tale sweeping across England.
Enjoyed reading this book very much. Look forward to other books by this author.
Great story, loved every page.
From the inside cover
To Adele Wilson the answer is clear: of course not! She has seen her two sisters dragged through scandal and heartbreak (not to mention every ballroom in London) to find the husbands of their dreams. Thats why she said yes to the first British lord who requested her hand. And why shouldnt she marry him? He is kind, honest, and not sentimental in the least. Unlike his wilder, taller, more mysterious cousin Damien Renshaw, Baron Alcester. Ignoring Damien altogether would be easy if he were the sort of man intent on seducing his cousins betrothed. But he is clearly trying to resist her, and his suddenly proper behavior only makes him more tempting to the usually well-behaved Adele.
Indeed, Damien appears to be bringing out another side of Adele, a heady, passionate, exhilarating side. It seems that fate is contriving to teach her-against her best intentions-exactly what this love nonsense is all about