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Friday, June 5, 2015

faux fiancées, not so faux feelings!

The Major's Faux Fiancee (Dukes of War #4) by Erica Ridley  

There was passion hidden within Miss Daphne Vaughan. Passion for more than displaced weavers and children’s rights. Passion waiting to be explored with Major Bartholomew Blackpool, if only they both knew it. Bartholomew hasn't put his single foot outside of his London abode since returning from the battlefields of Waterloo minus a leg. But when 'daffy', his childhood friend calls for help he responds and finds himself in a fake engagement to a challenging beguiling friend.
Daphne plans to quietly fight for her various causes rather than marry. Her guardian has other ideas. Daphne is to find a man marry before she is able to become an independent woman or he will choose her groom. So a false engagement is planned. The problem is who will jilt whom. And does either really want to?
I enjoyed this tale of another cohort from that select group of friends--the Dukes of War.

A NetGalley ARC

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