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A DANGEROUS MAN
JANMARIE ANELLO
ISBN#: 978-1-4201-001-3
May 2008
Kensington
850 Third Ave, New York, NY 10022
Mass Market paperback
$4.99
350 Pages
Historical Romance
Rating: 4 Cups

Leah Jamison is in love with her childhood sweetheart and works to raise funds for a foundling home. She is the daughter of a very wealthy cotton mill owner.

Richard, the Duke of St. Austin, has been in love once in his life and was betrayed by that love. He will do anything for his younger brother and niece, including being blackmailed into marriage.

Forced into a marriage that neither of them desire, Richard and Leah find that they are extremely attracted to each other, and soon after in love, though they do not admit it. Others will do anything to destroy the newlywed’s happiness.

I really enjoyed Richard and Leah’s story. They are both strong and attractive characters. I particularly liked Leah. She is sweet, but has an iron will and a strong sense of right and wrong. I felt sorry for Richard’s brother Geoffrey, who in serious need of rehab. Rachel and Lady Montague are selfish and manipulative, as is Pierce in the beginning. The subplot of Leah’s missing sister is an interesting and sometimes sad one. The author has a really good grasp of the time period and its people and customs. I loved her descriptions of the crowded ballrooms and the behavior of the Haute Ton, as well as the less fortunate children in the Foundling Home. She writes an engaging love story with elements of danger and suspense that I was unable to put down until I reached the very last page.

Maura
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