Harry Norcliffe never wanted to inherit his beloved uncle's title. The rigidity of the ton, the incessant reminders from his marriage-minded mama that he must settle down with a highborn lady and produce an heir and a spare: It's all such a dreadful bore. So when his mother asks him to take part in a dancing competition, he patently refuses. The last thing he needs is another chore...until a beautiful, brilliant, delightfully tempting maid makes him rethink his position.
Most women would be over the moon to be pursued by a wickedly handsome - not to mention wealthy - duke like Norcliffe. But Lucy will not be any man's trophy. She could use a friend, though, and what begins innocently soon ignites into desire. As Lucy tries to resist Harry's scorching kisses, he makes an utterly irresistible offer: Enter the dance contest with him, and win a prize that could change her life forever...if falling in love doesn't change it first.
©2015 Vicky Dreiling (P)2015 Recorded Books
Oh dear. First off, I have to say this has been my favorite of the series. It may be because the narration is - finally - good.
The story was okay. I've always liked Harry and who can't like Lucy's grandmother! But, as with the previous two books, a potential grand confrontation with the villain just fizzles. There were plenty of clues that something dramatic would take place between Lucy and Buckley. That storyline was very disappointing. There were missed opportunities to add some drama.
There was much wrong with this but for entertainment value this wasn't too bad.
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