The Fairest of Them All

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The Fairest of Them All

Marrying the Duke, #1

What I find fascinating about Cathy Maxwell is that she cannot be pigeonholed. Each time I think I have her figured out she surprises me by going in a different direction. Nothing too drastic but still her versatility is surprising.

Char and Jack are the pieces to a story full of puzzles that are revealed little by little in this enigmatic read. The romance is sweet and sensual; the story is a maze of edge of your seat suspense and breathtaking yet moving events, confusing at times, but still a credible effort.

Book Blurb for The Fairest of Them All

In New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s glittering new series, wedding bells are ringing…but which Whitridge twin is the right groom?

The penniless orphan of a disreputable earl, Lady Charlene Blanchard thrives on the adventure of picking the pockets of unsavory gentlemen to survive. But due to her extraordinary beauty and prized bloodlines, she is hand-chosen as a potential bride for the Duke of Baynton, who is on the hunt for a suitable wife to provide heirs. All Char has to do is act the part she was born to play and charm a duke she’s never laid eyes on into proposing. Except the duke turns out to be the tall, dark and sexy stranger who just caught her red-handed as a thief! 

Or is he? Jack Whitridge is the duke’s twin who had “gone missing” over ten years ago. Now back in England, he knows that the supposed Lady who has his brother’s love is hardly duchess material—except he needs her to save his adopted country from war. He is willing to bargain with her heart, until he finds himself falling for Char . . .

Night Owl Reviews May, 2016 4.50