Author: Claudia Dain
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade (October 2, 2007)
From the back of the book:
Before Lady Sophia Dalby became a countess, she was a highly desired courtesan. Now that her daughter Caroline is of marrying age, her prospects are limited by Sophia's infamous past. To Sophia the solution is simple - she will pay the Earl of Ashdon's gambling debt; in exchange, he will marry her daughter.
Insulted, Caroline refuses the match. If anything, he should have to pay for her - and after meeting the fiery earl, she begins to wonder what that would be like. With Sophia pulling the strings, Lord Ashton may get more than he bargained for, and Caroline may get just what she wants ...
This book was sub par for me. Nothing really stood out. The main character Caroline, or Caro as they call her in the book was whiney and very wishy washy. Just when you think she had made up her mind she was freaking out about something else. Lord Ashdon wasn't my type of hero. He was just very flat. You never really knew much about him other than the fact that he was a tool of his father's to extact revenge on Sophia.
Also Sophia was supposed to be a background character to a point, but she far over shone her daughter and the other characters. None the less I will read the rest of the seires.
Rating: 1.5 out of 5