Review: At Last Comes Love by Mary Balogh

at-last-comes-lovefrom the back of the book:

Only desperation could bring Duncan Pennethorne, the infamous Earl of Sheringford, back home after the spectacular scandal that had shocked even the jaded ton. Forced to wed in fifteen days or be cut off without a penny, Duncan chooses the one woman in London in frantic need of a husband. A lie to an old flame forces Margaret Huxtable to accept the irresistible stranger’s offer. But once she discovers who he really is, it’s too late – she’s already betrothed to the wickedly sensual rakehell. Quickly she issues an ultimatum: If Duncan wants her, he must woo her. And as passion slowly ignites, two people marrying for all the wrong reasons are discovering the joys of seduction – and awaiting the exquisite pleasure of what comes after…

This is the third book in the Huxtable series and by far my favorite. I have liked all of the books a lot, but Margaret’s story was the one I was waiting for. Meg has been taking care of her brother and sister’s since the death of their parents. Meg completely puts aside her own happiness for that of her family. Now that both sisters are married and Stephen has reached his majority, Meg feels that it’s time for her to move on with her life. Through a series of half-truths and out right lies she finds herself engaged to a stranger. Not just an ordinary stranger either, a stranger with a scandalous past. I loved that Meg finally got her love story. The two characters didn’t seem to compliment each other in the beginning, but as I got to know Duncan that changed. These two make a great couple and a great love story. The writing moves quickly and the story is fast paced. There is a lot more going on between Meg and Duncan than the books before. I liked how very flawed that characters were and the redemption that happens in the end.

the book girl gives AT LAST COMES LOVE 5/5!

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