The heros wicked old uncle is dying and to get a last chance a making trouble for his three nephews he has decreed that they must each find a fallen wThe heros wicked old uncle is dying and to get a last chance a making trouble for his three nephews he has decreed that they must each find a fallen woman (read prostitute) and reform her.
Otherwise they wont get a nickle of his vast fortune. The race is on!
Our hero,Jasper Sullivan,Earl of Blackwater lucks out when he bumps into pretty Clarissa Astley and mistakes her for a pickpocket.He decides she is a woman who perfectly fits his uncles qualifications.
He promptly blackmails her into the buisness,wich she also decides to take advantage of to help her in her goal,wich is to rescue her younger brother who is held captive for nefarious reasons.
This book reminded me quite a lot of Vice by the same author. But I didnt hate the hero or heroine in RAT as much as I in Vice.
Thats not to say I ever warmed up to this couple.Cause I didnt.
The hero just seemed so cold and I never got convinced that he fell in love with the heroine. And she on the other hand just kept him in the dark about her secret.
I believe that trust is a pretty big part in a relationship and these two didnt trust each other at all.
And another thing...
I am not quite sure why the title is "Rushed to the altar" There is certainly no rushing to make the heroine a bride. To set her up as a mistress certainly,but thats all Clarissa believe she ever will be.
I wasnt quite clear on why he kept it (his intentions to marry her)a secret actually.
It all starts when the genteel but impowerished heroine (Tabby) is traveling to her new position as a governess. On the way she has to stop at an innIt all starts when the genteel but impowerished heroine (Tabby) is traveling to her new position as a governess. On the way she has to stop at an inn for the night,but is told that its full. Luckily she manages to spot an old aquitaince and tells him of her problem.
Turns out he was supposed to meet a friend there,but the friend didnt arrive.And as he has no intention to stay the night-she can have the room.
Relieved Tabby accepts and goes to bed. But unawares of the changed circumstances the missing friend arrives and is shown to the room and summarily gets into the bed. Only to find it already occupied by our heroine.
The man (Vivian Sanders) is not displeased with this. Mistaking her for a lightskirt he kisses her,but is soon disabused of his notion.
In the morning the heroines continues on her journey but cant help but think of that rude man.
She hopes she will never see him again!
But of course this is a historical romance so she will.;)And the misunderstandings will become even bigger when other characters get involved.
This is a light and to tell the truth at times silly book. Yet I liked it. It works if you read it as a farce and doesnt take it too seriously.