Daffodil Farthingale, known as Dillie to her friends and family, is horrified to learn the man she has just rescued from ruffians outside the Farthingale townhouse is none other than Ian Markham, the notorious Duke of Edgeware. If the Chipping Way bachelor curse holds true, she’s doomed to marry the wretched rakehell. Dillie wants a man who will love her and be faithful in the marriage. The duke will never do, for he harbors secret torments and has sworn he will never fall in love or marry.
When scandal breaks—after all, he does spend a week recovering in her bed—Dillie leaves London, little knowing that the handsome duke has just left town as well. With the Farthingale family and his assailants on their trail, Ian and Dillie suddenly find themselves trapped in the same charming inn during a torrential rainstorm. Can Ian overcome his haunted past, and c an Dillie ever overcome her mistrust of him… to wind up falling in love?
Review: I’ve been waiting for Ian. I truly have, because, as you’ve guessed by reading my other reviews I read EVERY book backwards.
Ian was in the first two, hilariously staying far far away from the street that shall not be named because he’s convinced he’s going to be next. In his story we have another anti Hero, someone who avoids love and commitment at all costs–and someone who eagerly seeks out other women after being with Dillie.
He’s been absolutely obsessed with her and it shows, I actually loved how realistic his feelings were, he pushed away what he wanted most out of an inability to feel like he deserved tin the first place.
I truly appreciated that Dillie was different from her other sisters. She’s extremely…whats the correct word…caring? Almost like she takes in Ian because she sees he’s truly lost.
After spending a week in her bed–hoping the scandal doesn’t come out–it clearly does and naturally sets about ruining her reputation. Tale as old as time, only with a twist, we still don’t know who tried to kill Ian or why they would want to.
An old flame perhaps?
An enemy? He has several…
I don’t want to give the book away, but I will say this, it was my favorite of the four and I think it’s because I really wanted happiness for our Duke.