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Pretty good, really.
on 3 August 2006
On first reading I thought this rated 4 stars, but I'm now wondering if I should award more since it has turned out to be one of the handful of books that I've actually returned to to read again.
This is a light, enjoyable read. The leads are the familiar 'headstrong virgin' and 'reformed rake', but there are enough twists to keep the plotline interesting and their story engaging. The heroine is easy to sympathise with, particularly her dilemma of whether to confess her secret to the man she loves, and while the hero is almost perpetually aroused (nothing wrong with that *wink*), he is determined to do the right thing ~ initially by saving her from becoming a social outcast.
As the other reviewer hints, some of the peripheral characters did feel a little as though they were being set up for future storylines, and the last section of the book does feel a bit like a page-filling exercise - but, once this is accepted, that section is itself a good enough read for it not to be a major minus point.
Overall, a good read that falls slightly short of being a great one.