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- Print Length: 220 pages
- Publisher: Lyrical Press (February 3, 2015)
- Publication Date: February 3, 2015
- Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00PP2ZX9G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #354,972 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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by Lynne Connolly. This series is about several cousins who are all named for various emperors (Julius, Nicodemus, Alexander, Maximillian etc.) and are thus referred to as The Emperors Of London. Most of the cousins are titled and the family as a whole is very powerful. They all share a common enemy who is a Jacobite and is out to ruin the cousins and their families as well as to restore a Stuart to the throne of England.
This book is about Maximilian, Marquess of Devereaux and Sophia Russell who is the daughter of a wealthy merchant and business partner of Maximilian.
Max makes no bones about the fact that he earns money. He had to earn money starting at the age of sixteen because his father became obsessed with adding to their country home by building palace and didn’t know when to quit. He spent all of the money the Marquesate had on building. Max had to restore the family fortunes because he couldn’t sell the monstrosity his father had created since it was entailed. Max found that he had a knack for business and making deals. He managed to restore those fortunes and had become a target for many matchmaking mamas.
Sophia Russell is a very smart and independent lady who can add a column of figures and get the same answer every time. She is shrewd at reading people and helping her father in making business deals. She is also a very, very rich young lady and is the target of many fortune hunters. One of those fortune hunters is an employee of her father – one he is grooming to take over his company. He attacks Sophia then after her father finds them and fires him, he spreads rumors that Sophia seduced him.
Sophia’s father loves her and wants her to have a good life and he also wants to protect her from the likes of her attacker. So, he presents a deal to Maximilian – Marry Sophia and Max will inherit his business and he’ll be paid a very large dowry. After some soul searching, Max agrees.
There are many twists and turns to the relationship – and – of course – the enemy of the Emperors has to rear his ugly head and try to put a wrench in their relationship. Watching them navigate the waters of class differences, mistrust, intrigue and more makes for a very interesting read.
I like that this story was set in the Georgian era and loved her two main characters Sophia and Max. Will they discover passion in their lives!
It tells the story of Sophia, a naive, intelligent young woman and Maximilian, Marquess of Devereaux. Sophia's father wants her to marry to be protected financially, so he arranges a marriage of convenience between Sophia and Max. So Max agrees, thinking that he will inherit her father's fortune, but her father is hiding a secret! Will Sophia discovers what he is hiding and will she share it with her new husband. Will their marriage survive to all the twists and turns along their way? It's a romantic story of trust, secret and love!
I really enjoyed this beautiful and charming story! I'm looking forward to read her third story Danger Wears White, to be released next July.
*While part of a series this work can be read as a stand alone*
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Also the history intrigued me enough to ck up on more of Connolly's books.Read more
the era of time this story represented,I found this book interesting.
It was somewhat graphic in the sexual descriptions.
Still,it was interesting·