Thursday, August 29, 2013

Throwback Thursday: The Dauntless Miss Wingrave by Amanda Scott

Author: Amanda Scott
First published in 1989 by Signet
Re-issued by Open Road Media May 2013

Brave and beautiful Miss Emily Wingrave knows that it will not be easy to help her older widowed sister deal with the trustee of her late husband’s estate. The trustee is none other than the willful, arrogant Earl of Meriden, and she is determined to stop him from meddling with her sister’s struggling family. But as Emily engages the provocative Earl in a battle of wits and wills, she learns just how well armed he is: His surprising charm and seductive techniques will make her worry that she might very well be the one who surrenders.

I've only read one other book by this author. Compared to that one, this was better. But not by much. The Dauntless Miss Wingrave was just OK for me. The story was kind of boring. Not much happens. 

The only character I liked was Jack. Emily was kind of a bitch. Jack is only trying to do the right thing by his family and reign them in a little, but Emily constantly flies off the handle. There were some amusing scenes resulting from their fights, so I did enjoy that. There is a little bit of a mystery, but it wasn't anything exciting. The book is fairly clean with only kissing. I'd say skip it unless you have nothing else to read.

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