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Araminta: This is certainly not the typical heroine we find in Cartland novels: to begin with, she is rich. Secondly, although she is orphan, her grandmother is living with her and loves her (so there is no room for the I-need-to-escape-because-they-hate-me part). And in third place, she knew all about married men having mistresses because his father had one! And he told her about her, nevertheless!
The books is full of interesting situations, is easy to read and keep on reading once you started it – not that finishing it will take that long. And it has a page, just one page, where I read what I have never have read before, nor I read after: he lost control because he thought she lied when she told him that she loved him and intends to take her by force. The truth is that she was very sad that he asked her to become his mistress when she thought their love was greater than life and he would want her as a wife, and that was why she wasn’t very enthusiastic of the plans he was describing of their future together.
“”You are not playing with me? If you are – if you have lied about your love for me – I think I will kill you! Are you lying?” He was kissing her demandingly; his mouth held her captive as he picked her up in his arm and carried her through the curtains, then the Marquis threw her down in the low coach.
“You are mine! You cannot escape me!” he said harshly