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Portrait of My Heart is another passionate novel by Meg Cabot, originally writing under the name Patricia Cabot—released as an e-book for the first time!
They parted in disgrace...
Years ago, in one explosive instant, childhood rivalry turned into wild passion for Jeremy, handsome young Duke of Rawlings, and Maggie Herbert, the object of his affections. Unfortunately, the ensuing scandal found them banished to separate corners of the world.
But desire will bring them back together.
Now fate has joined Jeremy and Maggie again—for a long-overdue dance of desire as uncompromising as the lovers themselves. Jeremy, a decorated soldier, is determined to claim Maggie at last. And Maggie, engaged to be married to another man, finds her secret fantasies of Jeremy spinning out of control. All that stands between them and the steamy passion the years can no longer chain is the past-- and a present steeped in jealousy, intrigue, and danger...
In her sequel to Where Roses Grow Wild, Cabot has written a wildly sexy black comedy, set in Victorian England, about a duke's long-lived and exasperating love for a beautiful artist. Witty dialogue abounds from the first page, but what sets this romance apart are the hero's (Jeremy, Duke of Rawlings) charm and keen sense of humor, which immediately endear him to readers despite his seeming selfishness and immorality. Artist Maggie Hubert, to whom Jeremy has proposed many times since she was 16, believes she is not duchess material and so has pledged to marry a French gallery owner. Jeremy, who went into Her Majesty's service to prove himself worthy of Maggie, sets out to win Maggie's love and break her engagement. First, however, he must convince Maggie and the world that the Star of Jaipur he was given in India in return for soldierly duties is a sapphire, not, as rumors have it, a princess who insists they are betrothed. There is only one minor flaw in this jewel of a romance: the hero's title is apparently also his surname, a faux pas that will annoy more historically conscious readers.