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I have read this book a couple of times. Truly Beauty and the Beast at it's best. We meet the Beast at his charming best. Marcus is the handsome rake that the ton always warns their daughters about but secretly admires. Our Beauty, Eliza, is the independent, odd-ball of the ton that all think will end up a spinster. Of course Marcus thinks she is beautiful and loves her spirit.
They meet under unusual circumstances, of course, as Eliza is running away. Her friends want her to come to a ball intending for her to pick a husband. Marcus is invited but insists he will never marry. many misunderstandings occur and Marcus leaves to fight Napoleon. When he returns he is wounded badly and scarred, thus the Beast.
Love the book from Joan Johnson. She is wonderful writer. Many different romances and like that one reminds me some sort of fiction like Eileen Goudge, Davie Macomber or Nora Roberts fictions. Family relationships, romantic friendship and young families. You can loose your mind and forget about your problems to read this interesting book.
Not this author's best effort. I still don't see how anyone could fall for the hero after the way he treats the leading lady. First he ruins her socially, and then when she shows up to help him with his nieces he is downright cruel to her.