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What Every Lord Wants by Adele Clee

What Every Lord Wants - Adele Clee

Maximus "Max" Roxbury has to marry before his thirtieth birthday in order to claim his inheritance. But since he refuses to give his dead father the satisfaction for marrying out of duty instead of love, he's in quite a predicament. Then Prudence "Pickle" Roxbury, a distant relation and former resident of the house he's inherited despite his single status, appears on his doorstep and asks him to sponsor her sister's outing in society. As soon as he sees the sister in question, Max knows Prue actually wants him to offer for the chit, yet despite her beauty Sarah Roxbury cannot hold a candle to her older sister.

A cute and sweet story of love blossoming in unexpected ways in unexpected places in unexpected times. Great characters, with the requisite "evil" woman scorned, wonderful pacing (as always), a great lesson in the beauty being in the eye of the beholder, and a wonderful cameo by Lucas and Helena "Sharp Tongue" Dempsey.

Ms Clee has yet to disappoint with her literary ventures into the Regency era. More, please.