Tormented by a dark secret, Julian LeFevre, Duke of Claridge, is a notorious and dissolute rake. His half-hearted attempt to reform his character has left him bored to death. To relieve the tedium, he wagers a friend that he can mold any pretty trollop from the London streets into a lady who'll pass muster with society's elite.
But Hannah Gregory is no biddable lump of clay. She has solemn gray eyes, a rebellious streak -- and is deaf from a long-ago accident. And although she conceals her real past, she can't conceal her attraction to the scoundrel who offers her a small fortune that could pay for a new medical treatment.
The charade might heal her, but it also might break her heart -- if she forgets that this dark and dangerous duke is well past the point of redemption.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Julian and Hannah in their version of Pygmalion. I especially liked that although Hannah had a disability, she was a strong character. I also really appreciated the editing. I can't tell you how much I hate misspelled words and bad grammar. I truly am not the grammar police, but it's sooo annoying having to read through misspellings and missing words. Anyway, the story (and sub stories) kept me engaged and I'm looking forward to reading more of Ms. Putman's books.
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