HEIR TO A DUKE, A DEBUTANTE AND AN ARRANGED MARRIAGE
It couldn't have been any more perfect...
Miss Louella Rose is Sweet, Beautiful. Refined. The answer to all her family's woes. But beneath her flawless complexion, behind her mesmerizing eyes, she hides a secret shame.
The Marquess of Stanton promised to marry the woman of his father's choice by the age of thirty and that time has finally come. To his surprise and delight, the chosen lady is the perfect debutante, for him anyhow, and he couldn't be happier... until he discovers the scars that make no sense – scars that shatter the illusion of perfection.
LIES, greed and blood lay waste to a most promising marriage. Can their love overcome the ravages of guilt and carry them through life's imperfections?
Trigger warning - repeated scenes of self-harm
This was a good story and for the most part I enjoyed the writing style. I acknowledge and appreciate the importance of highlighting mental health issues through literature but I would probably not have read it knowing there would be repeated scenes of self-harm throughout. I read this genre for lighthearted entertainment.
It was a solid story and I liked the characters. The intimate scenes were few and far between and barely descriptive.
I respect the author for tackling such a sensitive subject. It’s just not for me.
Good story line
The story line was great
I prefer stories with less detail about sexual activity, so was disappointed with explicitness of their marriage bed