Once engaged to the future Duke of Strathmore, the beautiful Lady Clarice Langham now finds herself in the humiliating position of celebrating his marriage – to another woman. As a result of the scandal, it seems her reign as London’s most eligible debutante has come to an end. But things begin to look up when handsome and charming rake David Radley makes it clear that, at least as far as he’s concerned, she’s still the catch of the season.
The Illegitimate Son…
The eldest son of the Duke of Strathmore, David Radley has been raised alongside his father’s legitimate children. But while he is generally received as part of the family, not everyone thinks he should be, and especially not Clarice’s father, the Earl of Langham, who forbids her from having anything to do with him.
An Unsuitable Match…
David’s been in love with Clarice for years, and it isn’t long before the attraction between them develops into something deeper. Yet he senses Clarice is hiding something and until she reveals her secret, she won’t be free to follow her heart. Despite everything, David will not give up on Clarice, not even when another seems set to claim her…
REVIEW: I find myself torn about this book. There are things that I really loved about it, and then there are some things I just wasn’t so much keen on.
‘An Unsuitable Match’ is a second book in a series [‘Letter From A Rake’ was Alexander’s story] and I think if I read that one first I would have had a better grasp on who Clarice was, and I might have liked her better. David I liked straight off the bat!
The writing was good and the plot well put together, but the pace of the story was legging. And yet the legging of the story gave me a fascinating look into the society of the day. I’m recommending this story to all of you that love Jane Austen and are interested in the workings of a regency society. You’ll find this story interesting and informative, I have no doubt.
However, I do recommend you read these books in order so you’d get the feel of the people and the families in it. I’m planning on reading the first book next so I can be ready for the third one, as I hope that David and Alex’s sister Lucy is about to meet her destiny.
Melanie for b2b
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher