Ravished - Signet Historical Romance Author:Virginia Henley All her life, Alexandra Sheffield has longed for passion and adventure-anything but marriage to the wealthy Lord Christopher Hatton. Instead, her body is weak with desire for another man-Lord Hatton's devastatingly dangerous twin brother, Nicholas. — All his life, Nick Hatton has had his pick of beautiful women, but he's never risked his heart-u... more »ntil his brother plans to refill his pockets by marrying the spirited young Alex. Driven by a fierce need to protect her, Nick will risk anything to prevent his brother's scheming seduction. But when the girl he sets out to save becomes the glorious woman he longs to ravish, he must will himself to resist her wild beauty and reckless flirtation-before his desires erupt in a single, scorching moment that can never be undone.« less
This book had a lot of plot for a romance novel. At least it was good plot. I've read too many romance novels that try to masquerade with a plot and fail. This one does not. The "twins switching places" idea has been used so many times, but this book doesn't fall down because of it. The characters are likable and believable. Even the characters you hate... you like them because you hate them.
The one thing I couldn't wrap my head around is that the characters are 22ish in the book. I have a hard time believing that early twenty-somethings act like that in any era.
Bonus points for the interesting use of a brothel.
Double bonus points for including the down and dirty, poor parts of regency London.