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Richard Wyndham, notorious Corinthian and excellent match for any social-climbing lady, is being pressured from all sides to marry Melissa, the seemingly perfect but snobby daughter of a family friend. So when he stumbles upon a lovely young heiress fleeing from an arranged marriage, Richard sympathises with her and feels obliged, for the girl's safety, to escort her to her destination.
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Penelope (Pen) is set on marrying a childhood friend with whom she exchanged wedding ‘promises' at the age of fifteen. But when Richard and Pen arrive at their destination, they find young Piers engaged to another girl – apparently he has forgotten the childish promises they made years ago. Pen isn't as unhappy as she thought she would be – she never actually loved Piers. In fact, the person she has come to love is Richard…

Richard has also fallen in love with the lively and friendly Pen – so when their journey ends, he proposes to her. Pen, however, thinks that Richard is only proposing because they have spent almost a week in each other's company – which could be perceived as scandalous if it were ever discovered. Richard becomes desperate – he would never be able to marry the cold Mellissa after being around warm-hearted Pen…

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   2 or more women-2 or more men If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   60% Focus of story    -   Him How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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