Lady Grace Mabry’s large inheritance has made it impossible for her to tell whether a suitor is in love with her—or whether he is just in need of funds. So she decides to ask her childhood friend, the Duke of Lovingdon, to assist. After all, since the wife he loved died, he has had many women.
I loved this story, the chemistry between the leads, the secondary characters (some of whom will no doubt be featured in the rest of the series). Even though I knew how it would end, I enjoyed Lady Grace’s subtle manipulation…or was she really lying to herself?
Lovingdon was a wonderful character, imparting all sorts of advice to Grace. But his lessons become more intimate and soon lead to passion between them. Against her better judgment, Grace falls in love. Lurking about is another man, also a member of the ton, who decides to force her to marry him.
It’s a great first book in the series as it introduces you to the men who will populate the books and conveys their relationships with each other. The emotion is rich and will draw you in. Grace is a sympathetic figure and, really, only Lovingdon will do.