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360 pages, Mass Market Paperback
First published July 5, 2005
“Do you think ladies’ eyebrows can communicate as well?” she asked.
“No, they don’t have sufficient thicketry,” he said with authority.
“Yes, that is the official term.”
"Plain? Why the devil does everyone keep saying she is plain?" declared Gideon in exasperation. "Do you all need spectacles?"
“We were all born in Italy, in a house filled with sunshine and laughter and love and happiness, and I promise you, no matter how bad it seems, one day we shall all live like that again. With sunshine and laughter and love and happiness. I promise!”
And when a rake finally falls, he falls forever.
Oh, how I absolutely loved this book, every single part of it.
Gideon is the perfect rake, really he is. I loved how flirtatious he is, and he was just amazing with Prudence. To him she wasn’t plain like she was to everyone else, to him she was the most beautiful woman in the world.
“If you were mine, I'd never leave you, Prudence. I couldn't.”
Prudence was just an amazing character, so loyal and protective of her sisters. All she wanted for her sisters was sunshine, laughter, love and happiness. Never believing that she could have that too.
Prudence sisters were so adorable, especially little Grace, and I loved the secondary characters in the book.
The chemistry between Gideon and Prudence was intense, and I loved their romance.
“I shan't mind if you don't," he agreed. "But I'll not let you go, Prudence. Til not pester you, but know this: I will wait until you choose to listen to your heart."
"Pshaw." It was a feeble effort. She took a deep breath and tried again. "Humbug! How can you presume to know my heart?"
He smiled a slow, devastating smile. "You are my heart." He lifted her hand and kissed it. "And our hearts beat in tune. I know it—I, who used not to believe in such things. And you know it.”
This book is going on my keeper shelf, and I will reread it again and again. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.