Vixen - V, Bk 3 Author:Jane Feather Chloe Gresham wasn't expecting a warm welcome -- after all, her new guardian was a total stranger. But when Sir Hugo Lattimer strode into Denholm Manor after a night of carousing and discovered he'd been saddled with an irrepressible and beautiful young ward, the handsome bachelor made it perfectly clear he wanted nothing to do wit... more »h her. Chloe, however, had ideas of her own....
Driven by dark memories to a tormenting despair, the last thing Hugo needed was an irritating, infuriating, unpredictable schoolgirl, especially one whose stunning beauty and natural sensuality challenged his self-control. Yet he owed it to the lass to turn her into a proper lady and marry her off to a wealthy young lord in London. And by God he would do it... if only he could resist the temptation to bring her to his bed... and if only he could keep her safe from those who would use an innocent young woman for shameless revenge.« less
the hero is tortured with actions from the past, drinks to cope. the heroine is half his age, and the daughter of the women he loved. he also killed her father, so why was he made her guardian when her mother died instead of her step-brother.
the story is well-told, characters are humorous and full of depth. my only complaint is that the love scenes are not very descriptive.