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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Why is the notorious Duke of Blackstone ruining Mary’s well-laid plans to marry his brother, the handsome Viscount Wetherly?

Every time she turns a corner, he is there—tantalizing her, teasing her. ,athryn knows she must lathryn an advantageous marriage, but surely Blackstone is the wrong man for her. Blackstone is not about to let his brother become bewitched by some wily blueblood pretender.

But until she came along, no woman has ever resisted his smooth, well-practiced seductions. Could it be that he’s actually fallen in love with this infuriating chit? Unlike her sisters Elizabeth and Ann, who are convinced that they are secretly descended from royalty, practical Mary Royle refuses to waste her time with that particular Banbury tale.

Instead, Mary is determined to find a way to capture the romantic affections of war-hero Quinn Wetherly.

Convinced that Mary is nothing more than a scheming fortune hunter, Quinn’s older brother Rogan Wetherly, the Duke of Blackstone, decides to get Quinn out of Mary’s matrimonial-minded clutches. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising.

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Add to Your books. No current Talk conversations about this book. This was a fun book to read. Mary and her two sisters have come to London from Cornwall after the death of their father. While going through his papers they discovered that there is a mystery attached to their births. Vaskie feel that if they can talk to their father’s friends, maybe they can discover the truth. The story that they hear stuns them – that they may be the illegitimate daughters of the Prince of Wales.

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Their father’s friends are dukee to help them find the truth, at the same time launching them in society. Mary is the oldest of the triplets and the most practical. Though they have been left good dowries and enough money to live comfortably, she keeps a tight hold on the pursestrings, worried about what might happen to them in the future.


She is determined to find a husband for herself, and seeing the handsome Viscount Wetherly in the park several times, has decided that she is in love with him. She just needs to find a way to meet him. The book opens with a funny scene of Mary, having convinced her sisters to help her, disguised as a marble statue in the garden next door. The Viscount is seruce guest at a party there, and Mary wants the chance to learn more about him.

Unfortunately, he is there with his rakish brother, Blackstone. An encounter between the statue and Blackstone results in a slapped face for him and a missed opportunity for her. A subsequent, more acceptable meeting, has Blackstone recognizing Mary and believing the worst of her. Blackstone is very protective of his younger brother, especially now that he has a title and wealth of his own, plus the reputation of a war hero.

Wetherly has said he is ready to find a wife and has settled on a woman he has seen in the park but not yet met.

Blackstone is very cynical about women, thanks to his father marrying a woman who was only after his money and title, His opinion hasn’t improved after seeing the way women of the ton pursue men. Duek he discovers that Wetherly’s eye has settled on Mary, and that she’s looking right back, he is determined to interfere.

He sees Mary as out for what she can get. There are sparks between Blackstone and Mary from the very beginning. He is determined to keep her away from his brother by whatever means necessary, and Mary is equally determined to have her chance with him.

Blackstone indulges in some pretty deceptive ways to ensure that Mary spends time with him, ways that Mary discovers and reacts furiously to.

He finds himself thoroughly enjoying flirting with her, making outrageous comments and getting her wound up. He doesn’t understand how he can be attracted to the type of woman he thinks she is, but he can’t deny that he is. At the same time, Mary discovers that she is spending far more time aa about Blackstone than his brother.

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She’s getting a lot of enjoyment out of trying to figure out how to wreck his plans and get her way. When a seducce too many glasses of wine cause her to lose her inhibitions, her actions really give Blackstone the wrong idea.


It isn’t until it’s too late that he realizes just how wrong, and that he needs to do the right thing. At this point, the attempts that each makes to get the better of the other just add to the confusion between them.

Interference from one of her father’s friends adds to it. By the time everything is sorted out, Blackstone realizes that not only has he judged Mary unfairly, he has fallen for her. The question becomes one of being able to convince her. Mary realizes that it was Blackstone who had had her heart all along, but can she trust him when he says he cares?

I loved all the interactions casskie them, as they fought their attraction. I occasionally got a bit frustrated with Blackstone’s judgmental attitude, dukke the way it would come back to bite him was hiw satisfying. The story behind the girls’ birth was really interesting.

There are some things they discover through the book that seem to corroborate what they were told, but they are still kxthryn for definitive proof. I enjoyed their father’s friends, the Old Rakes club.

Sometimes I wasn’t sure whether they were more help or hindrance, but they certainly helped keep things interesting.

Lady Upperton was also quite a character. One lead that they found appeared to lead nowhere, until something that happens at the very end of the book.

I’ll be interested to see how it all works out in the later books. This book appears to have been rushed to print before the second draft. Many gaps, no character development and less plot, if that’s possible. The heroine is a triplet but it’s not clear in the first chapters which triplet the action is about. There are two aristocratic brothers but it’s also not clear who the hero is. This novel failed to hold my interest and I put it down without finishing it.

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