With her mother gravely ill, Piper Baker's situation grows desperate in a world unfriendly to women. Time and money dwindle to naught, and marriage is Piper's lone option. Although potential suitors circle her skirts, none but Barrett Maddox, Duke of Manchester, captures her heart, after he saves her from a band of thieves. It is just her luck that the man Piper wants is the only one she cannot have.
For wealthy, titled bachelor Barrett Maddox, the first rule in life is to avoid marriageable virgins, at all costs, and he has been successful thus far. That is, until he rescues the delectable, auburn-haired Piper Baker. For some unfathomable reason, or in a temporary fit of insanity, he agrees to broker a match for the unfortunate lady, in the target rich New York society. While he easily thwarts inept suitors, can Barrett keep his hands to himself?
Entangled in a web they conspired to create, Piper and Barrett are left to wonder if there is anything more reckless than love.
This book was fun to read. I couldn’t put it diwn55
Very dynamic story, with many twists and turns.35
Enjoyed reading. Sorry the story discussed in back is not available to order45
I am of the variety of people who forces herself to finish a book no matter what, even if I don’t particularly like it, because some books just have a slow start, but three chapters in, I had to call it quits with this one. The writing is simplistic and choppy, and everything that I read was RUSHED in this book — *spoiler* the main characters kissed within about twenty minutes of having met, with very limited knowledge of the other. Mr. Maddox irks me because he keeps trying to touch Piper when she says no, and Piper irks me because she’s swooning all over this guy in her naïveté, which is, again, NOT WRITTEN WELL. Promising story, but the poor quality of the writing makes it difficult to see any of the characters as people.15
Great characters, lots of interesting adventures, Author captured word descriptions on point. Some laughter, tears, and words to ponder. Recommend read.55
The story was not very interesting, pretty boring and the characters were rather shallow..... 😞15