STORY: In the two seasons since her triumphant debut, Meg Featherton’s heart has been tested to its limits. Her first suitor: a criminal. The second, a cad. For her third act, Meg vows to leave love completely out of the marriage equation. She has set her sights on a newly made viscount whom she could take or leave. However, now she must avoid his handsome, roguish, irresistible best friend like the plague. It’s no easy feat, as they are all attending the same house party…
Damon, Marquis of Hawksworth, cannot imagine why Miss Featherton seems so damn disinterested—or why he cares so terribly much. Certainly Meg is a fine wifely prospect for a man in his position, but more than that, he finds he longs for her as he has never done for another woman. She may be determined to protect her heart, but Damon is equally set on winning her over, one delicious kiss at a time…
REVIEW: Featherton House – London – 1817
Miss Margaret (Meg) Featherton is the second daughter of Viscount Featherton. She has just turned down a second offer of marriage to a man after receiving an anonymous letter warning her of his unworthiness which turns out to be true. She is hurt, but with the encouragement of her friends, she begins attending soirees again.
Damon Hawksworth is a handsome man who has not had an easy life. He is the first-born son and heir to a Duke. His mother passed away when he was a small boy and his father remarried. His father was always mean to him and has never given him any affection. He sent him away to school at an early age and he rarely went home. His father remarried and has many children with his second wife. She is a kind woman and has given affection to Damon as much as the Duke will allow her. Damon receives a letter from the Duke telling him to marry or “suffer the consequences.” The Duke has threatened to cut Damon off and make sure that he not inherit from him. Ah, but Damon has his own funds that were left to him by his mother so he is not worried.
When Damon and Meg meet, he is quite taken with her but she can’t help but think he is just another dandy. Meg’s friend, Amanda Hiller, is in love with Lord Thoroughgood, but Meg thinks Amanda loves Damon. Confusion abounds! Damon works hard to win Meg’s love and he has his work cut out for him.
This was another good story from author Ella Quinn. I admit that when the book started, I was confused but was soon able to put together the puzzle of the characters.
Connie for b2b
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher