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The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford— an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés.
But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants.
The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar. As honor clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear:
All is fair in love and war.
It was so good! EJ writes another amazing book. I just couldn't put it down; I literally didn't move till I finished it :)
The story is about an American girl that came to London and the cultural differences she faced... It's also about how she fell in love, for good this time. Merry is a fun heroine, who speaks her mind and makes some small gaffes. She has a talent for remembering obscure trivia and also spouting it off when she maybe shouldn't.
Trent, the hero, seems to be a bit of a stick in the mud, he's heroic, isn't like the other aristocrats afraid to work and he was also infatuated with the heroine from the moment he met her. That's when he decided he'll marry her, without knowing that his brother proposed first. You can imagine that caused a bit of a problem.
I recommend this with an open heart to anyone who loves historical romance with a quirky heroine, a serious hero and a pineapple.