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Twenty-some years ago, a Dukes wife had a one time affair with an old flame...while her husband was away. She gets pregnant & her husband realizes the child isn't his, but he agrees to raise him as his own. They already have two twin boys, so he already has his heir taken care of. Then tragedy strikes and the twins are killed, leaving only the baby. About this time, the Duke also takes a mistress. She also gives birth to a child of his, a daughter, but he doesn't learn of her existence for over 20 years. This is actually where this novel picks things up. The Duke, seeing a way to keep the bloodline going, through this daughter, hatches a plan to marry HIS daughter to his WIFES son. After all, no one knows this young woman is his daughter.
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The review of this Book prepared by Kim Mills

Beth Armitage is content with her life as a teacher in a school in Regency England, but then she is compelled to marry the heir ot a dukedom to suit the duke's dynastic plans. The heir, Lord Arden, is no more willing than she is. To make matters worse, he is a full-blooded aristocratic male, and she is an early feminist with republican inclinations.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Abusive:    -   slightly verbally    -   they smack each other around Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes Marriage/Married    -   Yes Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   rescue kidnapped secondary character Virgin, dramatically devirginized    -   Yes If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Matchmake, (will/family)    -   Yes Who's in charge?    -   he is Abusive lover?    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   arrogant    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   mature    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   teacher Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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