A clever plot that deals sensitively with the issues of alcoholism. The hero, Viscount Creed is a reformed alcoholic who has got his life back on track and has one last task- to apologise for breaking his fiancee's (Eleanor Durbane) heart 10 years ago. The night after their engagement, in a drunken stupor he slept with his fiancee's sister (Lydia) which led to him being jilted. Ten years later he is given an opportunity to apologise and decides that he wants what he lost through his stupidity- Eleanor as his wife. So he sets out to win her over. The plot tension is heightened by Lydia's meddling. I don't know how realistic this is in terms of the realities of alcoholism as I have no direct knowledge of the issue but it seems well handled and realistic to me. The book is competently written and although not one I would keep on my bookshelf it is definitely worth a read. Go for it!
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