Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Title: Captain Fawley’s Innocent Bride

Author: Annie Burrows

Line: Mills and Boon Historical Romance

Release month : December 2008

The S-Factor: Simmering


The Captain’s convenient wife…

Battle-scarred Captain
Fawley was under no illusion that women still found him attractive. None would agree to marry him – except, perhaps, Miss Deborah Gillies, a woman so down on her luck that a convenient marriage might help improve her circumstances.

Plain and somewhat shy, Deborah accepted his pragmatic proposal – because she was already halfway to falling in love with him. As remote as Robert was, though, could she ever hope to reach his guarded heart?


Annie Burrows’ latest Regency romance, Captain Fawley’s Innocent Bride, is an enchanting, beguiling and spellbinding historical tale from this talented rising star!

Battle-scarred hero Captain Robert Fawley knows that the ladies of the ton do not find him in the least bit attractive. With his scarred face, amputated leg and lack of fortune, he isn’t exactly one of polite society’s most eligible bachelors, however, that doesn’t stop him from wishing that, someday, a young lady might see beyond his scars and see the real him. When he is informed that he stands to inherit a substantial fortune from a deceased relative of his, Robert realizes that although he cannot do anything about his looks, he could do something about his insubstantial fortune. But there’s a catch: in order to claim his inheritance, he must first marry. The question is who will want to be saddled with a man like him?

Miss Deborah Gillies feels sorry for the poor Captain, who has to put up with all the scorn and derision of the superficial ton. She soon begins to grown fond of the proud Captain – even though he seems keener on her gorgeous friend Susannah. Poor and plain Deborah had come to London hoping to make a good match and save herself and her mother from destitution. Sadly, nobody seems keen on making her his bride, but that doesn’t stop her from yearning for the Captain’s attentions…

Robert is not determined to let his fortune slip through his fingers, and seeing how devoted to him Deborah seems, he asks for her hand in marriage making it quite clear that theirs will be a marriage in name only. But on their wedding night, Robert soon realizes that his marriage to Deborah will be anything but convenient!

A wonderfully romantic tale imbued with plenty of charm, period detail and heart-stopping passion, Captain Fawley’s Innocent Bride is the latest unmissable treat from this hugely talented writer of historical romance!

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