Sometimes we all need something that is light and fluffy. Catlin and Harlow share the hte birthday so adorable ; he is thirty to her twenty-three. If she were a cat her hackles would have risen. Tonight had been a revelation. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
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A sweet and easy read. And the people in the room are just sitting and drinking and posing? Realistically, they should have been engaged in some more active action! And lots more incredible and anachronistic things happen. It was longer than the average novella and I felt this allowed for effective characterisation and a well-paced story. Harlow turned out to be quite a surprise. He appears to be a typical rake, only concerned for his own pleasures but, deep down, he is a man who really cares about his mother and half-brother, Jeremy.
I could understand his desire for revenge against the man who brought ruination to his mother and his desire to secure This was my first book by Bronwen Evans and I really enjoyed it. His honourable actions towards Caitlin were not at all what I expected.
It was clear that he would not have gambled with her father had he known that Mansfield Manor was in trust for Caitlin but it created a real dilemma for him. Getting to know Caitlin makes him take a good look at his life…a meaningless life in which he has achieved very little.
He is afraid that by opening up to Caitlin and sharing his life with her, she will find him sadly lacking and, for the first time, he wants more. Tonight had been a revelation. Caitlin stirred more than his lust. He wanted her respect. He wanted to be… more.
More for her. He suddenly found himself in the unenviable position of wanting a woman to be proud of him. He wanted her to look at him with pride, rather than simply seeing him as a title and a means to a life of wealth and ease. Looks can be deceptive. Outwardly Caitlin may look delicate but she has a will of iron, shown in her determination not to lose Mansfield Manor. It takes boldness and daring to put the mighty Duke of Dangerfield firmly in his place.
The string of curses behind her made her laugh out loud. Bumping into the duke or, rather, leaving Dangerfield in a shower of dirt, made her day. I like how she refuses to compromise over what she truly wants from life… a partner in marriage, a man who truly loves her and understands the meaning of commitment.
He challenges her and treats her as an equal and, for the first time in her life, she no longer feels lonely. Her life is full of fun and happiness. The romance…the battle of wills, the witty banter, the wagers particularly the cake baking one , the heated, passionate encounters…is immensely enjoyable.
Giles, Earl of Cravenswood and look forward to reading their stories. My only criticism is about the ending. While I understand the necessity for Jeremy to feel genuine remorse for his actions, the events do seem overly dramatic and somewhat contrived.
Who fills my soul with song, and who can bring me to my knees in adoration with one simple smile.
Excerpt: To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield
She wants her house back. The one her destitute father lost to Dangerfield in a card game. Harlow Telford is amused by his hellion neighbor, Caitlin, or Cate to her friends, who seem to encompass everyone on earth except him. When she bursts into one of his private gatherings, he mistakes her for the entertainment. Her slap across his face sets him straight and raises the absurd desire to seduce the unconventional beauty into his bed. Her no account father had gambled away the estate. She had only one recourse, she would make a wager with the new owner.
To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield
A sweet and easy read. And the people in the room are just sitting and drinking and posing? Realistically, they should have been engaged in some more active action! And lots more incredible and anachronistic things happen. It was longer than the average novella and I felt this allowed for effective characterisation and a well-paced story. Harlow turned out to be quite a surprise.