Wednesday, January 28, 2015

2015 book 28

Rose Lerner's Sweet Disorder
Well, this was a super cute (and super sexy) historical romance, involving a weird British law wherein a woman whose father can vote can, if he dies without sons, pass her vote to her husband (things are so much simpler with universal suffrage). So both the Whigs and the Tories are determined to marry off the young widow of the local newspaperman to get an additional vote for a tight race. (She's willing to go along with this as part of an effort to keep her sister--a pregnant teenager--safe.) Too bad she's much more interested in the Whig candidate's brother, who's trying to convince her to marry the local pastry-shop owner. He's got a whole interesting backstory too, with a terrible war wound and an overbearing family of wealthy politicians. It did take WAYYYYY too long for the woman to realize which local scumball knocked up/raped her sister, but things build to an especially satisfying conclusion once she does. A-.

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