The Heir

The Heir

Paperback - 2002
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The Heir first appeared as Lord Deverill's Heir all the way back in 1980. I extensively rewrote this novel six years ago, giving it greater scope and depth but most important were the changes in all the characters. They are now richer and fuller, brimming with life and passion. Also, splendid new cover art has been created to complete the picture. Justin Deverill, the new Earl of Strafford, is a military man who is strong, shrewd, stubborn, and very possibly one of the most handsome men to ever become an earl. As for his cousin, Arabella, who he must wed or gain nothing but an empty title, she is more like him than either of them would like to admit. Faced with an order from her father's will to marry this man, she rebels. Since her father is dead, she has no other target except the new earl. In him, however, Arabella meet her match. These two flamboyant people do wed, despite the fact that Justin believe Arabella has betrayed him before their wedding and thus, whether they are married or not, there is hell to pay. Who does the earl believe is his wife's lover? There is only one snake in the garden: the young and charming Comte de Trecassis, a relative visiting from France. The earl wants to kill the comte, but he holds off because he knows the young man came for a reason. The earl wants the Comte de Trecassis under his eye until he figures out why. He knows the Frenchman is up to no good; he just doesn't know what the no good is. Justin and Arabella set off fireworks, both in their anger and in their passion. If you missed the 1996 rewrite of The Heir, then five it a try now.
Published: New York, NY :, Signet,, 2002.
ISBN: 9780451206824
Branch Call Number: F COU
Characteristics: 376 pages ;,18 cm
Additional Contributors: Coulter, Catherine Lord Deverill's heir.


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Mar 17, 2017

This is a very dated romance. The original published date is 1996 and it really doesn't hold up to modern standards in my opinion. The hero is extremely misogynistic and treats the heroine very badly. I reread books all the time and this is not one I'm likely to ever want to read again.

diamondmama Jul 16, 2015

I read this book a second time, having forgotten the bulk of the story anyway. Once I started re-reading it I remembered that someone on a romance book website had been really angry about this storyline. Without giving away too much, I do have to agree that it is somewhat misogynistic. For a romance novel it isnt romantic at all.


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