A MOST SCANDALOUS PROPOSAL
February 26, 2013
Regency Historical Romance
Rating: 4 Cups
Julia St Claire has no desire for romantic entanglements. For the last five years, her sister Sophia has nursed a serious case of unrequited love for a gentleman of the ton. Watching Sophia pine away for nothing convinces Julia that a marriage of convenience is by far the best way to go. As long as Julia gets to choose the man she will have to tolerate for the remainder of her life.
Benedict Revelstroke is the second son of a Marquis with no title and very little income. Since he has no duty to produce an heir, Benedict figures to spend his time and money on horse breeding instead of wasting it wooing a woman. That plan lasts until he discovers a rake’s intention to trick his childhood friend, Julia St Claire, into marriage.
Benedict has loved Julia since they were children. When she comes to him with her ridiculous scheme to marry without affection, he knows this is his only chance. He has only to stoke the flames he knows her capable of feeling, and show her he is the one man she can trust with her heart.
This story is not just about Benedict and Julia’s tempestuous and witty romance. It is really about the entire St Claire family and the romantic foibles that upend a family with more backbone than any other in England. Though somewhat confusing at times with so many plot threads going at once, this is a highly entertaining read.
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