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Summary

Tessa Dare spins a witty, wanton tale of passion and conquest, as a reformer and a rake find unexpected love. 

Only one thing could convince Sir Tobias Aldridge, an incorrigible libertine, to profess undying fidelity to a woman he's just met. Revenge. What better way to get back at an enemy than by stealing the scoundrel's sister? Not that Toby finds it a chore, seducing a beguiling, sultry beauty freshly arrived from the West Indies. When the prize is Isabel Grayson, vengeance is doubly rewarding. 

Isabel is determined to marry a wealthy, powerful lord and become a lady of influence, using her rank and fortune to fight social injustice. Sir Toby, with his paltry title and infamous reputation, is unsuitable husband material - but he makes her blood race, her heart pound, and her long-buried passions come to the surface. If she can reform the charming devil, she'll get exactly what she craves: society's respect. But it's a dangerous gamble. For if Toby wins this battle of persuasion, Isabel could lose her heart. 

Contains mature themes.

©2009 Eve Ortega (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Izzi
  • 05-12-21

least favorite so far

I love Tessa Dare and up until this book I had never thoroughly disliked any of her characters to the extent that I dislike the heroin in this book. Tessa dares writing as always is superb however the heroine in this book is absolutely unredeemable. the love scenes are well written and you can feel the chemistry and then as soon as they are over the personality of Belle is such to erase whatever connection there was. I find her insufferable and I only finish this book because I paid for it. out of all of the books I have read by this author this is my least favorite.

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what I find so insufferable about this character is her belief that she is better than everyone else because of her altruistic tendencies. however it comes across as her being exceptionally fake and not true to her own self. she has no personal growth throughout this book. there is room for her to have growth but she at no point embraces her own desire, embraces her own individuality, nor does she learn to empathize with anyone else's point of view. her point of view is correct and the only point of view she will listen to. I believe that Toby loves her I do not believe that she loves him. she is a whiny b**** who would prefer to just lay there and have her husband have sex with her and then get up and leave than dare have any emotional connection to anyone. she is so cold and honestly if I met her in real life I don't think anyone would like her

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  • Shelley
  • 05-07-22

awful heroine

The heroine made me speed this book up to the point where they all sounded like chipmunks just to get the story over with. Toby deserved far better than this obnoxious woman.

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  • 18-11-19

Wanton Dairymaid sex is the story ugh

love tessa dare but this series is a real disappointment. Erotica distraction her physical response takes over her will "enchantment with seduction loses herself