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Lady Amelia Plume has many admirers; too bad they’re all fortune hunters and fops who can’t provide the exotic adventures she seeks. The ballrooms of Mayfair have become more appealing since the arrival of Major Lucas Winter—an American marine with a dangerous past and a brooding air. Lucas is brash, arrogant…and scandalously tempting. Every thrilling kiss sparks deeper desire, yet Amelia suspects that Lucas has a hidden motive in wooing her and she means to discover it, by any means necessary…
Lucas came to London to find the cad who embezzled money from a naval contractor. The captivating Lady Amelia could be the key to his quest, but what started as simple flirtation has become a delicious dance of seduction. And when a rival jeopardizes Amelia’s reputation, Lucas must choose what he wants most—the chance to avenge his past, or a future filled with fiery passion…
I have just recently discovered Sabrina Jeffries this year. Earlier this year I read her The Royal Brotherhood Series and love them all. This is the first book in her School for Heiresses series. On of the themes I love is when the hero or heroine suffer from a condition that is common knowledge today. In this story the hero suffers from claustrophobia and one of my favorite scenes in the book is when the Amelia helps Lucas deal with it. I really enjoyed Amelia and Lucas' story. It is unusual for the hero to be American, it seems that there are a lot of historicals where an American Heiress goes to London to find a husband.
If you enjoy Lisa Kleypas, Julie Garwood, or Julia Quinn you should give Sabrina Jeffries a chance.