That tall, lithe figure seemed perfectly indifferent to the sylph-like form in its sheath of gold silk. For all that, several haughty dames cast outraged glances in their direction, albeit surreptitiously. After all, if the rumours were true and Marcus really was considering marriage at long last, then the last thing anyone wanted to do was offend him. He was one of the richest prizes on the Marriage Mart and it was not only his positively indecent fortune that made him so eligible. There was the title as well - one of the oldest and most illustrious in the realm. Lures which had been totally ignored.
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Shelves: regency-romance , promiscuous-hero , marriage-to-avoid-scandal , marriage-of-convenience , angsty-read , hero-gets-heroine-pregnant-early-on This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A few things in particular kept this book from getting a higher rating from me. The description of this book is a bit misleading. I need an heir anyway so why not?
I guess from the description, I was expecting it to feel like it was more of a sacrifice on his part, rather than just speeding up his plans for finding a bride and siring an heir by a few months. He should have known immediately upon seeing that she was a young, single woman, that he would need to send for someone from the village if nobody else in the house could care for her. In the end, scandal might have been unavoidable, but I was disappointed in him that it never even crossed his mind until one of the local women very vocally turned her nose up at Meg because of it.
I expected her to be all hoity toity based on her earliest appearance in the book, but in the end she was actually a very lovely character : I also liked Marc. I really liked Meg as well. Very feisty. It just took her a bit to be feisty about what really mattered!
I fully expected her to be an unsympathetic character throughout, but her actions at the end fully redeemed her in my eyes.
Overall, it was a decent read. It was a bit predictable at times, with obvious foreshadowing, but on the whole, I enjoyed it.
The Dutiful Rake
The Dutiful Rake by Elizabeth Rolls