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Not usually a big fan of regency romances but I loved this. The premise is that Gilbert, future Lord Stanhope is forced to marry young Rose Davenport to prevent financial ruin after his father gambles away the inheritance. Gil resents the bargain bitterly, a bargain made worse in his eyes by the youth and unattractive appearance of Rose who is recovering from near death illness when they are introduced. He marries her, beds her and then deserts her for 5 years in Northumberland whilst he conducts a long series of affairs and gains a reputation as a lothario.
Rose recovers from her illness and comes to her maturity an honourable, feisty, attractive woman. So changed that when Gil encounters her in London he fails to recognise her and is enchanted by her not realising she is his wife.
It's a tale of trials and tribulations, of conduct both decent and deplorable, of the push and pull of the relationship with each of the protagonists fearful that honesty will expose them to ridicule and hurt. And of course it is about forgiveness. Gil feels that being pressured into the marriage was unforgivable but truly it is his conduct post marriage which requires forgiveness.
Great story, lots of emotion and Rose was fab.