The Heir (Anglais) Relié – 26 avril 2000
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The many wondrous gifts of Johanna Lindsey—her fiery and endearing characters, her enthralling stories, her ingenious blending of passion, wit, and emotion—are all on glorious display in this unforgettable tale about an unwanted title and an unexpected love.
Has anyone in London ever taken part in the coming-out Season with less enthusiasm than Sabrina? Luckily, the most sought-after lady in the city has agreed to usher this young, lovely country girl through the perils and pitfalls of her all-important first season.
Dashing highlander Duncan MacTavish is even less keen to be in London. Having recently learned he is the sole heir of an English marquis, Duncan is now required to assume his grandfather's title and estates—and to marry Sabrina's ravishing, viper-tongued guide, who has been heard to make scathing statements in public about her "Scottish barbarian" groom-to-be.
His unwanted betrothal, however, has brought Duncan into close proximity with the enchanting Sabrina—a kindred spirit whose wit delights him . . . and whose essence is the exquisite stuff of dreams. But duty, station, and a secret that dwells in the lady's past forbid Sabrina's and Duncan's desired union—unless true love can somehow miraculously find a way.
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Sabrina is a simple country girl making her London debut, she finds the city intolerable, but makes the best of it to please her aunts who have raised her from a young girl. When an old ridiculous family scandal resurfaces she is gladly forced back to the country where she meets and makes friends with the highland barbarian next door.
In my unprofessional opinion this book is written well, all the t's crossed all the i's dotted, the dialogue flows, the characters have depth. The flirting and emotional connection are good, the steamy scenes were ok, not great. The storyline is where I had some problems, it spiraled out of control into eye rolling silliness towards the end. To me it felt like a lazy way to fill a decent book with stupid behavior that cheapened the characters. It was still worth reading, but I am saddened that it went that way. I love her Mallory Family series the best and I haven't found to many of her other books that can compare to those.
I have about 400 Regency Romances on my Kindle and normally read a few each week. I must say I loved Sabrina and found her one of the few Regency heroines who seemed to be at great peace with who she was as a person. She enjoyed her own company, could make light of her family's "scandal" which wasn't really nearly as much of a scandal as people tried to make it. She was capable of enjoying the the simple things in life and had no great expectations of anyone.
Enter the handsome Duncan MacTavish who has been set up with a fiancee, Ophelia, who is an erstwhile friend of Sabrina's. Ophelia proves over and over again that she is not a friend of anyone and in fact is sadly lacking in the most basic of ethics. Duncan isn't fooled by Ophelia at all and immediately rejects her as a fiancee. Instead, he forms a great friendship with Sabrina which slowly turns into something more.
First great dislike: When Duncan nearly ruined his budding relationship with Sabrina by rushing into a physical relationship. Very poorly done.
Second great dislike: After Duncan is caught in Ophelia's room (he went there to chew her out because she had hurt Sabrina's feelings) and Ophelia becomes "ruined," the book turned into page after page of nonsense with everyone trying to figure out what could be done so that Duncan wouldn't have to marry Ophelia.
I simply found the second half of the book boring.
My biggest problem with this book, however, isn't with the author, plot, or storyline. It is with it's translation into Kindle format. The number of typographical errors is outrageous! The story is, obviously, romance and the word "marry" is used dozen upon dozens of times. Except that it isn't, because in well over half the instances in which "marry" is used it is replaced by the word "many". That, among other errors, had me contemplating asking for my money back by about halfway through because it was so very annoying. I ended up finishing the book and didn't ask for a refund, simply because it seems a petty thing to do.
The book would have gotten four stars if it weren't for the errors.