Joan Bennet has endured four Seasons without a single suitor or serious flirtation, let alone a marriage proposal. She's had just about enough of being a respectable wallflower and is giving serious thought to embarking on a life of sin, or at least a lascivious adventure like the ones described in a popular scandalous book. When she meets her brother's favorite drinking mate, Viscount Burke, it seems her hopes of adventure might be answered . . . Tristan Burke doesn't want a wife, and one can't trifle with a friend's sister without risking marriage. Even more, Joan's the last sort of woman he would ever choose: Droll, sharp-witted, and always unfashionably dressed. If only he could stop thinking about her mouth. Or what she might look like without those horrid clothes. Or the way he can only win an argument with her by kissing her senseless . . . even though that just makes him want her more. But more could lead to a betrothal, which he fears - or does he?
"The simplicity of Linden's plot is its strength, making the romance feel real and natural and allowing her great skill at characterization to take the weight of the story." (Publishers Weekly Starred Review)
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SWEET WITH A BIT OF NAUGHTY :-)
SMART, INDEPENDENT girls grow into women
She was opinionated, and outspoken as a child, and never changed her tone as an adult, especially during the late 1900s when women could not own property and considered property themselves.
She needed to find a husband ASAP. Her aunt taught her how to dress "HER FIGURE", which was very different than her mother's petite figure. Her aunt gave her self-dignity, self-respect, and taught her how to dress according to her figure.
So many of Danielle Steele's books because they focus on empowerment of women, no matter what the immediate circumstance.
No. Do not compare.
Yes, when she saw herself in a dress that fit her figure and changed her hairstyle.
She finally felt beautiful and every woman deserves that feeling.
All of a sudden, she was noticed, admired, however, never lost her "mouthiness"! Hooray for the women of "yester-year", whose shoulders we "independent, out-spoken women stand on in 2014!
I WAS TAKEN ON AN ADVENTURE IN SO MANY UNEXPECTED WAYS. HER AUNT BECAME A CRITICAL PART OF THIS BOOK BY BEING HONEST, LOVING, REAL, BUT KEPT HER "OUT OF HARMS WAY"....