The Truth About Cads and Dukes
Rescued from Ruin, no. 2
When a wager goes wrong …
Painfully shy Jane Huxley is the furthest thing from a diamond of the first water. Bookish, bespectacled, and, well, plain, she never expected to befriend a dissolute charmer like Colin Lacey, much less agree to help him retrieve a lost family heirloom. Fortunately, he is nothing like his cold, rigid older brother. Unfortunately, he is not above deception if it means winning a wager. And that puts Jane in a most precarious position.
A formidable duke will marry a plain Jane …
For Harrison Lacey, the Duke of Blackmore, protecting his family honor is not a choice, it is a necessity. So, when his cad of a brother humiliates the unwitting Lady Jane, Harrison must make it right, even if it means marrying the chit himself.
And a marriage of convenience will become so much more …
Her reputation hanging by a thread, Jane agrees to wed the arrogant Duke of Blackmore, although she’s convinced it will result in frostbite. Only after lingering glances lead to devastating kisses does she begin to suspect the truth: Perhaps—just perhaps—her duke is not as cold as he appears.
An unlikely heroine
I loved that Jane was not beautiful, brave and exceptionally gifted in every way like so many heroines but a real woman who pushed herself to be more but did not magically become a slender extrovert yet was loved as she was. Forced to be loved as she is a fabulous tale for all of us imperfect mortals.
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Love it! Well written & great main character battles as Harrison fights his feelings & emotions for Jane which makes very interesting reading