From Publishers Weekly
Wolf (The Arrangement, etc.) uses her polished storytelling skills to unravel a peculiar arranged marriage in her newest Regency. The only way that Anthony Selbourne, the new Duke of Cheviot, can save his centuries-old estate and redeem his father's debts is by marrying "golden girl" Sarah Patterson, granddaughter of a vulgar multimillionaire. Sarah doesn't want to marryAshe'd rather paint. Anthony seduces her with his extraordinary good looks and promises to encourage her artistic endeavors. But Anthony encourages more than her art, and the two are surprised by an unexpected and intense love. A foe is introduced in Max, Anthony's jealous secretary who perceives Sarah as a rival. When attempts are made on Sarah's life, the twisted finger of suspicion suddenly points to Anthony. Will love and trust conquer all? Suspenseful plotting and solid characterizations will keep readers riveted.
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Wolf once again works Regency magic in this marriage-of-convenience tale involving the a wealthy merchant's granddaughter and a Duke in great need of money. Even though she knows she is being bartered for an aristocratic title, Sarah Patterson acquiesces to the marriage proposal from the duke of Cheviot because he has consented to allow her to paint, and promised her access to great art. As a talented woman artist, it is the only way she can pursue her passion. Falling in love against all expectations, the couple is threatened by a murderous plot perpetrated by someone who seems bent on killing or maiming Sarah and placing the blame on the duke. Prolific Wolf, author of The Deception
(1996), among others, has created a cast of convincing and likable characters, and blended it with some suspense and a believable romance. Diana Tixier Herald