Rushed to the altar

Jane Feather

Book - 2010

Regency fiction. "Jasper Sullivan, Earl of Blackwater, needs a prostitute. Not in the usual way, however. His wealthy uncle's will promises to divide his huge fortune among his nephews if each rescues a fallen marrying her! And since Jasper's estates were already mortgaged to the hilt before he inherited them, when he catches a pretty young prostitute trying to pick his pocket, he immediately makes his proposal. Clarissa Astley is not at all what Jasper believes. The or...phaned daughter of a prosperous merchant, she is searching the seedier districts of London for her young brother, abducted by their evil guardian, who wants the little boy's inheritance. But she needs powerful help, and the darkly handsome Earl of Blackwater is certainly that. So she pretends to be exactly what he assumed-- a risky charade for an innocent virgin. But when passion flares between Jasper and Clarissa, the deception becomes even more difficult to handle..."--P.[4] of cover.

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Feather, Jane. Blackwater brides ; v. 1.
Blackwater brides.
Romance fiction
New York : Pocket Books c2010.
1st Pocket Book pbk. ed
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451 p. ; 18 cm
Main Author
Jane Feather (-)
Review by Booklist Review

Suave and debonair Jasper Sullivan, Earl of Blackwater, has the title, the looks, and the land, but he lacks money. His dying reprobate uncle will leave an enormous amount to Jasper and his brothers if each will marry and reform a prostitute. Jasper has no idea how to fulfill this order until he literally runs into Clarissa. He assumes that she is a prostitute because why else would a woman be roaming alone in Convent Gardens in 1761? But, in fact, orphaned Clarissa is searching for her young brother, worried that her uncle guardian is up to no good. She agrees to the earl's proposition, willing to sacrifice her virtue to save her brother without telling Jasper about her true circumstances. Jasper comes to realize that his preconceived notions about Clarissa are wrong, but he still wants her. Feather launches a new trilogy with a sensuous and wild romp through bawdy London that will leave readers wanting more.--Engelmann, Patty Copyright 2010 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission. Review by Library Journal Review

Learning that he must marry a "woman in need of salvation" in order to inherit a third of his uncle's vast fortune, the debt-ridden Earl of Blackwater has little choice but to find a prostitute and rescue her. But the gently bred Clarissa Astley he encounters in Covent Garden as she searches for her kidnapped young brother is not the soiled dove he mistakes her for-an error that Clarissa desperately turns to her advantage, with results that surprise them both. Verdict Spirited, a trifle bawdy, and occasionally dark, this saucy Georgian escapade puts a new twist on the classic marry-to-inherit plot pattern, highlights a few less savory aspects of the period, and launches Feather's new trilogy with flair. Feather (A Husband's Wicked Ways) lives in Maryland. [Ebook ISBN 978-1-4391-5549-3.] (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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