Her only hope for survival….
Handsome, wealthy, and respected, Sir Mark Turner is the most sought-after bachelor in all of London—and he's known far and wide for his irreproachable character. But behind his virtuous reputation lies a passionate nature he keeps carefully in check… until he meets the beautiful Jessica Farleigh, the woman he’s waited for all his life.
But Jessica is a courtesan, not the genteel lady Sir Mark believes. Desperate to be free of a life she despises, she seizes her chance when Mark's enemies make her an offer she can’t refuse: seduce Mark and tarnish his good name, and a princely sum will be hers. Yet as she comes to know the man she’s sworn to destroy, Jessica will be forced to choose between the future she needs… and the love she knows is impossible.
©2011 Courtney Milan (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
I like the narrator and I like the characters. I thought the story was a bit unrealistic, but it didn't bother me. This is fiction after all.
The only thing I didn't like about the book was Jessica's constant wavering and self-doubt. It was just too much, too often. She lost it a couple of times with Mark which was fine, it was the last time that she lost it after receiving the letter from her former protector that was too much for me.
I thought there was at least one contradiction in the ending. Mark said that his sister-in-law Margaret was going to give Jessica a "season", but that never happened and wasn't ever really the plan. Other than that and the item previously mentioned, I liked the ending.
I gave this book three stars because I thought that the addition of the MCB was unrealistic. Mark has a great story and he has very valid and completely understandable reasons for being chaste. His reasoning and how he explained his reasoning made me LOVE Mark. I like that he ended up with a fallen woman; however, I thought she chewed Mark out one too many times and too furiously the last time for my taste. She had already broken his heart and even Mark voiced concerns that her self doubts would be re-occurring in the future. This was never really addressed in my opinion.
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