Discover why Victoria Dahl is one of the hottest writers in historical romance today in this fast-paced story of an adventurous beauty and her charismatic beast. . .
He Is Not What She Had In Mind.
Jude Bertrand is not an excellent dancer. Nor does he wear the most fashionable coats. But when Marissa York's brother approaches him, desperate to preserve Marissa's tenuous reputation, Jude does prove heroic enough to offer to marry the girl. In fact, the union should more than make up for his lack of social graces--and his own scandalous past. . .
But Minds Change. . .
Marissa knows that betrothal to the son of a duke--even one as raw and masculine as Jude--will save her from ruin, but that doesn't mean she's happy about it. Soon, though, she finds that Jude has a surprisingly gentle touch--and plans to use it to persuade Marissa that their wedding day cannot come soon enough. . .
Praise For Victoria Dahl's One Week As Lovers
"Dahl heats up the pages. . ."
The classic Beauty and the Beast tale is twisted into something new in Dahl's latest historical romance. Marissa York is no demure debutante. She's 22 years old, stubborn, and very curious about sex. But after losing her virtue to a disappointing suitor, Marisa is doomed to ruin. To save her reputation, her family enlists Jude Bertrand, a duke's heir, to marry her. But Marissa is appalled at the idea of marrying the unattractive Jude. Slowly, however, Marisa and Jude grow extremely passionate about each other. It's not all pleasure, as there is also a blackmailer threatening to expose the scandal. Marissa's relatives, rash and overly dramatic, are entertaining and likeable. Though it's clear why the beast wants to marry the beauty, it's mind-boggling that he loves her. Marissa starts out shallow and remains so. Still, it's good beach reading: funny and unlike the others just enough to be worthwhile.