Friday, April 11, 2014
Heiress Without a Cause by Sara Ramsey
Publisher: Spencerhill Associates Ltd.
Author Info: Goodreads, Website, & Twitter
Age Group: Adult
Pages: 342 pages
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Why We Picked it Up: The cover caught our attention!
Our Rating: 5 stars
One title to change his life…
A disgraced son with a dark reputation, William “Ferguson” Avenel is content to live in exile – until his father dies in the scandal of the Season. With rumors of insanity swirling around them, his sisters desperately need a chaperone. Ferguson thinks he’s found the most proper woman in England – and he won’t ruin her, even if he secretly desires the passionate woman trapped beneath a spinster’s cap.
One chance to break the rules…
Lady Madeleine Vaillant can’t face her blighted future without making one glorious memory for herself. In disguise, on a London stage, she finds all the adoration she never felt from the ton. But when she’s nearly recognized, she will do anything to hide her identity – even setting up her actress persona as Ferguson’s mistress. She’ll take the pleasure he offers, but Madeleine won’t lose her heart in the bargain.
One season to fall in love…
Every stolen kiss could lead to discovery, and Ferguson’s old enemies are determined to ruin them both. But as their dangerous passion ignites their hearts and threatens their futures, how can an heiress who dreams of freedom deny the duke who demands her love?
I loved everything about this book, from the setting to the characters to the plot! I love how Madeleine goes against what is expected, and even allowed for her, in order to fulfill her dreams. Ferguson left town to get away from his father, but he left a string of broken hearts behind him, one of which is determined to see him pay for what he did to her. When he finds out Madeleine's secret, he is determined to help her avoid getting caught, under the pretense that it will hurt his sisters, who Madeleine is mentoring. However, he seems to quickly be developing feelings for her & finds himself unable to stay away from her.
I love Madeleine's strength & spirit. It annoyed me that her "best friend" was the one who betrayed her secret, but thankfully she didn't end up ruined in the eyes of society. I loved Ferguson, even if he was stubborn regarding several things & had to fight the urge to control everyone. Their passion & even their bickering made them perfect for each other & I loved seeing them fall in love!