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Anthony, Marquess of Staunton and heir to a dukedom, decides he is going to enrage his domineering and abusive father. Charity Duncan has come to him asking for assistance for her impoverished family. Instead, Anthony asks her to marry him. He will take her home, present the unsuitable young woman to his father and then leave, set up Charity in a home on her own and never provide an heir for the ducal title.
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Charity agrees because she loves her brothers and sisters and this is a chance to provide them with a comfortable life. But her love and her character soon cause Anthony to fall in love and realize that Charity is not an unsuitable wife. But how can he get his revenge on his father unless his new wife remains only a temporary wife?
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   marriage of convenience spurring real love Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over abusive parents

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's 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?    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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