A bold woman known as the “duchess of Magnus” was wagered—and won—in a card game. But the woman who arrived was her shy, quiet cousin Eleanor.
Eleanor de Lacy must have been mad to agree to exchange identities with her stronger-willed cousin. She would never convince Remington Knight of the folly of this union—especially since the man seemed so determined for it to take place. Worse still, she finds Remington dazzlingly attractive—and she’s charmed by his attempts to seduce her, even though he believes she is already his. But if he ever learns of Eleanor’s deception, this daring rogue will wreak havoc…upon her reputation and her heart.
Remington had expected a haughty, unbending aristocrat who would ensure his entrance into good society. But this “duchess” is a most pleasant surprise—modest, warm-hearted, endearingly awkward, and a delight to the eye. In short, she is exactly the sort of bride Remington could fall passionately, completely in love with…if he weren’t so intent on his revenge.
This is the second book in the Switching Places series. While not my favorite of the two, it was still a good read.
This book follows Eleanor de Lacy cousin to Madeline de Lacy from the first book. The last we heard about Eleanor she was on her way to Mr. Knight’s house to talk to him about his marriage agreement with Madeline’s father. Then at the end of Scandalous Again Madeline gets a message from Eleanor telling her that if she doesn’t come quickly, she is going to have to marry Mr. Knight.
There were a few things that I didn’t like about this book. The love connection was one of them. Nothing there one moment and then Bam! insta love (lust). The other thing that I didn’t like about this book was that is started to fizz out about halfway.
Now don’t get me wrong though, it was a great book overall. I loved how timid little Eleanor grew into a strong woman. The kind of woman who goes and gets what she wants.
I also had a hard time liking Mr. Knight. I guess I just have a problem with men who are control freaks. I mean they had a huge fight because Eleanor wouldn’t wear the clothes that Mr. Knight had paid for.