Constance Duncan may be the eldest of three sisters, but she has more importants things on her mind than finding a husband-for herself at any rate. By publishing The Mayfair Lady newspaper she connects lonely hearts. Allowing nothing to distract her-until she is drawn to Max Ensor, a politician whose outmoded attitudes outrage her, even as he attracts her. She sets out to convert him. (He has the same plan for her) What follows is a passionate duel in which two headstrong people discover that differences or not, sometimes love will find a way.
You'd never know it, but the former Miss Houston is a perfectly poised mess. Her marriage is a sham, her life is empty, her friends are shallow and her husband left her for another woman. Self esteem shattered, she moves to Houston, volunteering as a campaign strategist for a family friend. Matt Parrish has just agreed to help his old frat brothers campaign. He didn't count on sharing the spotlight with a former beauty queen. He thinks she's a socialite with no common sense. She thinks he's an arrogant hotshot. They are about to lock horns and prove where there's smoke there's fire.
The Duncan's sisters had just begun to make a profit on the newspaper The Mayfiar Lady when they offended a powerful Earl. He is determined to ruin them.
The women turn to Sir Gideon Malvern, England's most sought after young barrister. Prudence barters with him to accept their services as match makers as his fee. He loves nothing more than a challange and Prue with her beauty unsuccessfully hidden behind spectacles and frumpy clothes provides him with exactly that.
Returning from a five year absence, Morgan Drummond didn't expect the horde of strangers who've taken up residence in his house, courtesy of his interprising butler and a discreet classified ad. His effort to toss them into the street is thwarted by Emma Clifford, who is not adverse to using a bit of blackmail to keep everyone in the house.
Morgan finds himself squiring Emma to the ton's most fashionalbe events and beginning to actually enjoy himself. The butler has a lot to answer for, but then again, it's so hard to find good help.
This is the first book in the series and it was just ok.
The male lead in this book is a total jerk and spends as much
time insulting the female lead as he does trying to be nice. If I ever
ran into a man that treated me this badly, I wouldn't stick around
to try to make it work. That being said the female lead is too weak
If these two people could love each other half as much as they love
themselves it would have been a better read.
Thumbs down to self-absorbed, selfish and shallow people. They deserved
Spellbinding. Set back before the development of modern forensic science it is a book laced with well developed characters and some truly depraved individuals. An interesting look at the adaptability of an experienced serial killer and the making of another. I love the origin of the title of the book, which I will leave off for you to discover too.
If I was not already a Tami Hoag fan, I would be after reading this book.