More or Less a Countess
Book 2, The Somerset Sisters
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Finding a worthy husband should be simple for three beautiful debutantes in Regency London. But the Somerset sisters have a way of making it delightfully complicated . . .
Violet Somerset has always preferred a library to a ballroom, but to please her grandmother she agreed to one London season. With nothing to show for it but heartbreak, she’s reconciled to spinsterhood. Until a notorious rogue known as the Devil of Dare requests an introduction to her timid, gentle youngest sister, Hyacinth. Violet will do anything to stop the match—even if it means posing as Hyacinth herself . . .
Nicholas Balfour, the Earl of Dare, is enjoying the life of a rake far too much to take a wife. But he must keep his promise to his grandmother. He’ll simply choose the meekest bride he can find, install her at his estate, then carry on as before. Hyacinth sounds perfect—until he discovers that her sweet demeanor hides the tongue of a viper and the mind of a bluestocking . . .
As Violet’s ruse threatens to unravel, however, she may find the tables turned. Soon she may have no choice but to tolerate her handsome fiancée—or fall in love with him . . .
Warning. Mistaken identity may lead to love! Violet Somerset, a true bluestocking was done with the marriage market. The one man she had held affection for married her best friend. Attending a dinner with her grandmother and younger sister Hyacinth, she meets Nick, Lord Dare. Nick is back in England after inheriting the Earldom unexpectedly that should have gone to his elder brother. My heart just ached for Nick because he had grown up feeling he was never as good as his older brother and always feeling inferior. But he needs to marry for money soon to pull the estate out of ruin. Sitting across from Hyacinth at the dinner, he determines she will be perfect. But he approaches Violet, mistaking her for her sister and the adventure begins. Violet intends to protect her sister from Lord Dare and tries to warn him off. But Nick will not be pushed away and he and Violet end up together time and again.
This was such a wonderful story that I could only smile at some of the prose and be delighted with the two main characters as well as the secondary. Nick deserved his happy ever after just as much as Violet and I could not wait to see what happened!! I read this through NetGallery
- Category: Historical
- Published: Aug 07, 2018
- Publisher: Kensington
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 320 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, The Somerset Sisters