Wednesday, 31 August 2011
#157 (#93) When the Duke Returns ~ Eloisa James
Simeon Duke of Cosway has been away exploring the source of the Blue Nile (and other exoctic places) for a very long time. In the meanwhile he allowed himself to be married by proxy to Lady Isoidore when she was 12 years old.
He's never met her, but decides to return and collect a "stray package" from a houseparty at the notorious Lord Strange's country estate. That "stray package" is in fact his wife.
He finds a mountain of debts and a huge stink, and having never met his wife it would be expected that they would be hard pressed to make a go of their marriage, let alone anything else.