The Heir

The Heir

Book - 2003
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A love story full of anger, passion and fire Handsome Justin Deverill, the new Earl of Strafford must marry his cousin Arabella, or gain nothing but an empty title. It is her dead father's order that she marry Justin, but when they do, their relationship seems fraught with resentment and strife. Justin believes that Arabella has betrayed him before their wedding, and is determined to find out the identity of his wife's lover. The earl is convinced that he must be the young and charming Comte de Trecassis, a relative visiting from France. Justin wants to kill Trecassis, but restrains himself as he knows the young man came to England for a reason, and he is determined to find out why, sure that he's up to no good.
Publisher: Sutton : Severn House, 2003, 1996.
ISBN: 9780727859648
0727859641
Characteristics: 369 p. ; 23 cm.

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loricrit
Mar 17, 2017

This is a very dated romance. The original published date is 1996 and it really doesn't hold up to modern standards in my opinion. The hero is extremely misogynistic and treats the heroine very badly. I reread books all the time and this is not one I'm likely to ever want to read again.

diamondmama Jul 16, 2015

I read this book a second time, having forgotten the bulk of the story anyway. Once I started re-reading it I remembered that someone on a romance book website had been really angry about this storyline. Without giving away too much, I do have to agree that it is somewhat misogynistic. For a romance novel it isnt romantic at all.

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