A good historical romance. Some interesting facts woven into the story, and character nuances that you don't find every day. My biggest complaint about this book is the love scenes. They didn't seem very romantic and I never buy a love scene where a virgin experiences a "little pinch" and has no pain afterward. That said, they were real love scenes where many historicals just completely gloss over or skip them. If you want the love story told to completion, this book meets that criteria. Didn't do much to set up the future stories, imo. We barely get to know the other two brothers.
In This the first Royal Brotherhood book, a new Earl, Alec Black, is just finding out that he is Prinny's son, and that he must now marry or lose his easts because of his step-father's mismanagement.
He just forgets to tell his young Miss she is being married for her fortune, then he goes and falls in love, and well.... he doesn't want her for just her fortune anymore, but now that she knows, how does he get himself back into the black in her accounts??
One of the books of a series called "Royal Brotherhood" In the book Alec is the by-blow son of the Prince of Whales. He needs to find an heiress to pay off his debts. Katherine Merivale needs to get married to have access to her trust.
Alec brings his half-brothers together (They don't seem to know about each other)and proposes an alliance to help all to benefit. Alec turns on his charm to win Kit; he hides some of his back ground and his reasons for their courtship.
This is a good book, gets a bit bogged down with dialogue, would consider it a warm and slightly flowery story.
Miss Katherine Merivale is desperate to make a respectable match--if only her childhood sweetheart would propose! Until he does, she can\'t touch the fortune she\'s inherited. So the last thing she needs is notorious rogue Alec Black putting her proposed marriage at risk with his distracting, smoldering gaze and moonlit kisses. Alec, the Earl of Iversley--and one of three bastard sons of the Prince of Wales--is secretly searching foran heiress to pay his debts. Fiery Katherine seems the answer to his prayers, and her passionate response to his practiced seduction soon assures him that she is his. ButAlec knows Katherine is looking for a love-match, andhe wonders...what will happen when she discovers his deception?
Determined to make something more of themselves, three of Prince Regent's illegitimate sons come together to pool their resources: Lord Draker's money, Gavin Byrne's connections and Alec, Lord Iversley's, new title. Alec needs a wealthy bride so that he can restore his estate, and beautiful Katherine Merivale may just fit the bill. Katherine has an unspoken "understanding" with her childhood friend Sydney, but she's grown impatient waiting for him to ask for her hand. Seizing the opportunity to get close to Katherine, Alec proposes a plan to make Sydney jealous. Naturally, the two find that they're well-suited, but can Alec hide his scheme from Katherine until they're wed?
Katherine Merivale is desperate to make a respectable match, if only her childhood sweetheart would propose! Until he does, she can't touch the fortune she's inherited. So the last thing she needs is notorious rogue Alex Black putting her proposed marriage at rish with his distracting, smoldering gaze and moonlit kisses. Alex, the Earl of Oversley and one of three bastard sons of the Prince of Wales is secretly searching for an heiress bride to pay his debts. Fiery Katherine seems the answer to his prayers, and her passionate response to his practiced seduction soon assures him that she is his. But Alex knows Katherine is looking for a love match and he wonders...what will happen when she discovers his deception?