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William Dunford inherits a Barony from a distant cousin, Lord Stannage. Along with the inheritance Dunford learns that he has also inherited Stannage's ward, Henrietta Barrett, affectionately known as "Henry". Henry, who has run the estate since the death of Stannage's wife years before, is an out and out tomboy, wearing men's clothing.
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    Dunford and Henry feel a desire for each other, though both are afraid to let each other know. Dunford decides to take Henry to London to find a husband, even though Henry is terrified because she has no idea how to act as a lady. Henry is taken to Dunford's friend, Belle, and she turns Henry into a ravishing debutante, and Dunford becomes angered and jealous as Henry turns into the season's "incomparable". The path of love for the two littered with jealousy and misunderstandings.
The review of this Book prepared by Angel Manners

Dunford, featured in both "Splendid" and "Dancing at Midnight," gets his own story told in "Minx." While both of his friends, Alex and Belle found loving bliss in the arms of their own respective spouses, Emma and John, the good looking Dunford suddenly found himself in possession of a working estate in Cornwall and the new title of "Lord Stannage."

When he arrived to inspect his new inheritance he found out that the estate was being run by a person named "Henry." Henry is actually Henrietta Barrett, a tomboyish innocent whose sharp business acumen made Dunford's inheritance a very profitable estate. Henry is very adept in running a large farm, managing the tenants, but when it comes on behaving like a "lady," she was clueless. Dunford decided to help Henry in this matter; he took it upon himself to guide Henry into becoming a lady (with help from his friends, Belle and Emma) and presenting her to society. But much to his chagrin, he discovered that teaching Henry how to become a lady is not the only thing he wants her to learn, Dunford wanted very much to teach Henry the ways of love.
The review of this Book prepared by Rina Hall

William Dunford never thought that when he travelled to Cornwall to inherit his estate, the person he'd be inheriting it from would be a wild, auburn haired beauty who answers to the name of Henry. Determined to rid herself of the annoyingly handsome Londoner, Henry uses all her tricks until finally she has to come to the realization that no matter if he stays or if she goes, her heart will be broken one way or another.
The review of this Book prepared by Meredith Griffin

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   one crude, the other cultured. Struggle with...    -   fear of emotional commitment If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Pygmalion--From Wench to Woman    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   blissful    -   mature    -   sensitive    -   guilty

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   farmer Effect of sexing    -   a better lover    -   blissful    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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