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A Suitable Connection

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Ravenstoke wasn’t fooled for a moment by the ragged urchin he found perched in a tree near Grantham Hall. Any idiot with eyes could see the frightened creature was a girl…and a dashed pretty one at that. But once he’d heard all about how she’d fled the hideous betrothal her cruel stepfather had forced upon her, Ravenstoke understood why she’d str
Paperback, 252 pages
Published March 1st 1990 by Zebra (first published 1990)
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This is my fifth historical romance by Cindy Holbrook and I thought I had given up on her. Fortunately, I found two of her stories tucked in the back of my bookshelves. I am so happy I kept this romance.

In a nutshell, Ravenstoke was a libertine. With no apologies, he knew it. That is, until he came upon a character in a tree. As fate would have it, he started on the road to good deeds.

I loved everything that went on between Mary and her lordship in the first half of the romance. I would have e
Kathy * Bookworm Nation
I was pleasantly surprised with this one. I have been in a bit of a reading funk lately, not really getting into the books I was reading. So, when I picked this one up and was immediately caught up in the characters and story I was more than happy (for that I decided to give it an extra star). I don’t normally go for or believe the whole reformed rake storyline, but I totally believed it in this particular rake. From the moment Lord Ravenstoke meets Mary there is not only instant chemistry, but ...more
Mary - Buried Under Romance
Absolutely hilarious, quite sweet of a read. :) The hero is not so devilish as he believes, and I love how the machinations of the villains weren't being plotted throughout the entire book, but were quickly stopped and rectified. Exciting plot and very understandable characters - I highly recommend it! No plot spoilers here~
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Don't let the cover fool you. This is a pretty clean read (few swear words and some mild innuendos). Again, I read this book a little while ago and can't remember specifics. I do remember I enjoyed it and thought the two main characters matched really well together.
If you are in the mood for a very light novel, this book is for you. The tone is never really serious and even the serious points are rather glib. In fact, that is my only complaint. From the get go, the main characters are just too glib and too well composed. It's like they are acting out a play. Don't get me wrong. The characters are a lot of fun and Holbrooks starts the novel and ends the novel with the same glibness. There's light intrigue of course. You have the scheming suitors, ne'er do w ...more
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Pretty good fun story. Easy read and predictable. I did like how the hero changed who he was so that he could have what he really wanted. Her!
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Before becoming a romance novelist, Cindy received a BFA in theater and pursued a career in real estate. She was both a broker and a general contractor and actually began writing to entertain herself while she sat open house as a realtor.

Although born in Wisconsin, Cindy moved to Florida with her family at a young age and has never left. Her home in Fort Walton, on the Emerald coast, provides Cind