Wednesday, December 10, 2008

By Love Undone


Scandal's daughter . . .

Madeleine Willits was shunned by London society for a scandal that was no fault of hers, and forced to seek a paid position in the country. So when Quinlan Bancroft, Marquis of Warefield, comes to direct the household during his uncle's illness, Maddie is determined to detest the nobleman on sight. But though the marquis is easy to dislike, the man himself is a different matter. Small wonder, then, that Maddie quite forgets herself when he enfolds her in a sweet embrace . . .

Meets the noble lord . . .

Caught kissing his uncle's lovely young companion, Quinlan feels he should make amends, and uses his rank to re-establish Miss Willits in society. Unfortunately, it is soon apparent that Maddie has no idea how to resist importunate young rakes who deem her ripe for the plucking. But Maddie knows there is only one rake whose attentions she truly needs to fear—because only Quinlan Bancroft possesses the power to break her heart.

I'm pretty sure I read By Love Undone by Suzanne Enoch before. Regardless, I enjoyed every little morsel of it.

The characters are amazing, Maddie and Quin are perfect for each other, even when they're trying to resist each other. But the scene stealer is Rafe. He definitely has an air about him, something dark, but also a heart of gold. I’ll have to find Taming Rafe. Oh the promise of his book!

But back to the By Love Undone, I enjoyed the interaction between the main characters but also the others, I admit the villainess held my interest. I guess you can say she was the devil in disguise, the exterior was beautiful but the interior was ugly and evil.

The main thing I couldn’t wrap my mind around was that the Maddie’s parents didn’t search for her when she ran away. Considering their position in ton, I’m sure would have to able to afford it. Maybe it’s just me…

By Love Undone by Suzanne Enoch (Re-read) Historical Romance; Published: HarperCollins (1998); 100 + Reading Challenge (86);

1 comment:

Ana T. said...

It's been a while since I read Suzanne Enoch, may I should give her another chance ;-)