Responsible, practical Miss Hermione Rogers, has been crafting stories as the notorious Mr. Michael Michaelmas and selling them for a meager wage to support her siblings. The only real way to ensure her family's ruinous debts are paid, however, is to marry. Tall, thin, and plain, she has no expectation of success. In London for her first Season she seizes the chance to write the tale of a brooding duke. In her research, she finds Sebastian Fitzhugh, the Fifth Duke of Mallen, who unfortunately is perfectly affable, charming, and so nicely...configured...he takes her breath away. He lacks all the character traits she needs for her story, but alas, any duke will have to do.
Sebastian Fitzhugh, the Fifth Duke of Mallen has been deceived so many times during the high-stakes game of courtship, he's lost faith in society women. Yet, after a chance encounter with Hermione, he finds himself intrigued. Not a woman he'd normally consider beautiful, the young lady's practical bent, her forthright nature, and her tendency to turn up in the oddest places has his interests...roused. He'd like to trust her - he'd like to do a whole lot more with her, too - but should he?
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GREAT NARRATION DISAPPOTINTING STORY!!
A better story plot line!!
Tim Campbell is a great Narrator and really brought life to an otherwise lifeless story!!
Very Disappointed in Hermoine Rogers trapping the Duke of Mallens in marriage!! She started out a great heroine but became a husband hunting shrew.
Another and ridiculous unbelievable story in the Scandalous Season series by Christi Caldwell. Miss Hermoine Rogers a mere Baronets daughter has to write books under the ridiculous pen name of Michael Michalmas. "Really" Her father is an idiot who does nothing to help his family's dour income. So with one older unwed sister pregnant and a hellion brother Hugh and sister Adeline, she must provide support for her family. Sebastian Fitzhugh 5th Duke of Mallens turn out to win the idiot award of the year. We first meet the Duke in bk2 of the series and I thought he would have a great story, but it was not to be. He fall right into the trap set for all Dukes. I was really hoping Hermoine wouldn't resort to trapping Sebastian into marrying her. At first she is just a young lady trying to care for her family. Then she turns into this spinster who will do anything to save her family from ruin, even if it means to trap a good decent man into marriage. At first I felt sorry for Mallens but as the story goes on I felt he should have just dumped her. No Duke has to marry a Miss nobody with such a scandalous family unless they choose to. Instead of Sebastian coming across as doing the honorable thing he comes across as a fool. He knew the minute the trap was set my Hermoine and her Aunt but he ran right into to it. I dislike stories when poverty stricken characters feel they have a right to Dupe wealthy characters for the title and money to protect there family. What about the rights of the wealthy person. What is ironic is Sebastian would have proposed marriage to her because he loved her. But What Webs We Weave When We Practice to Deceive!! Once a Wallflower is another disappointing story and its the last one I have to read. Yeah!!
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