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Regency Rogue seeks Marriage,
This review is from: The Devil's Waltz (Super Historical Romance) (Paperback)
Christian Montcalm has a plan, he's going to marry a Heiress, get enough money to restore the family holdings and only slightly adjust his life to accomodate her. He finds a suitable target in Hetty Chipple, she's pretty, young and best of all the only child of Josiah Chipple. Josiah's money is tainted by being earned rather than inherited but he can see a future for his grandchildren of wealth and aristocracy.
Christian lost his family to the revolution in France, his mother having been French and his father deciding to live in France with her. He had returned to England to be with his Grandfather, he abandoned his French heritage and along with that a lot of his faith in people.
Christian's obstacle is Annelise Kempton. A woman who is currently on the shelf and not liking the experience much, but she has resigned herself to a future of providing chaperone services and spinsterhood. Christian likes her but for his grand plan to work she could only be a dalliance, a diversion and possibly to divert her attention from his plan to capture the hand of Miss Hetty Chipple. Her heart he doesn't need.
It's a fun read. The two Christian and Annelise are quite believable characters, I really did feel for them and want them to succeed in their relationship, no matter what accomodation they would have to come to to make it work. This is my first exposure to Anne Stuart and I will be looking for more to read by her in the future.