Title: The Mannequin
Author: S.G. Rogers
Publisher: Idunn Court Publishing
Release Date: September 3, 2015
Aubrey Whittingham lost everything when his family drowned in a ferryboat accident, including the will to live. His neighbor Rosamund tries desperately to bring him back from the brink of despair, but the beastly young duke fights her every step of the way. His feelings for her deepen, and when she departs for London, he vows to regain his health and woo her properly. Unfortunately, she disappears before he has the chance.
Rosamund is admired and praised as a mannequin for an exclusive London modiste, but her life is empty without the man to whom she gave her heart. Now, just when happiness seems within her grasp, jealous rivals conspire to ruin her dreams.
Can a beastly duke and a beautiful mannequin ever achieve a fairytale ending?
I really enjoyed this book. The characters and the story quickly drew me in and made it hard to put the book down. The characters felt almost real. I really liked Rosamund.
I usually read Regency books, so it was interesting to read a book in the Victorian time period that had many of the same elements (London Seasons, etc.). Most of the time I forgot it wasn’t Regency.
Sometimes it felt like some of the words didn’t quite fit, stilted even, like the author was trying too hard, but not too often. The end fell a little flat for me. It wrapped up quicker than I expected. But overall I really enjoyed this book.
Rating: 4 stars
Content: talk of mistresses and infidelity
Source: Review Copy
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