Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Teaser Tuesday 39: The Heir

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read.
* Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

Another Johanna Lindsey read in May. I have enjoyed catching up on some of her books this year. Only eight more to go... I know this is a bit longer this week, but this exchange was too good not to share.

"Well, one, because he's so amusing when he gets annoyed with me. And two, because I like him. And three, because someone has to teach him how to roll with the punches, as it were, and I've elected myself to educate him on the intricacies of English humor."

"Goodness, and here I thought you were just being facetious," she replied, tongue in cheek.

(pg 104)

About the book:
Genre: Historical Romance

Has anyone in London ever taken part in the coming-out season with less enthusiasm than Sabrina? She is young, lovely, and possesses a sparkling wit, yet she knows she is but a simple orphaned country girl—whose grandfather just happened to have been a nobleman—and therefore feels dreadfully out of place.

Even less keen to be in London is Duncan MacTavish. Having lived twenty-one deliriously contented years in the Scottish Highlands, he has recently learned he is the sole heir of an English Marquis and is now required to assume his grandfather's title and estates. Worse still, a betrothal has already been arranged without his consent to the ravishing, viper-tongued Ophelia —who has been heard to make scathing statements in public about her Scottish barbarian groom-to-be.

Bad circumstance, however, can sometimes have distinctly pleasurable advantages—especially when his unwanted intended's sudden desire to repent brings the dashing highlander into close proximity with the enchanting Sabrina. Now this is a woman for whom Duncan would willingly abandon his beloved Scotland: a kindred spirit whose wit delights him...and whose essence is the exquisite stuff of dreams. But duty and station forbid Sabrina's and Duncan's desired union. And a secret dwells in the lady's past, and it threatens their romance. Under such adverse conditions a match that should be, a passion that must be, cannot possibly be—unless true love can somehow, miraculously find a way.


Cecelia said...

I've read and liked Johanna Lindsey books before, but I don't know if this one would be my cup of tea. I do like the teaser though - it's fun! Nice choice.

If you'd like, you can check out mine here.

Heather said...

Celia: This one and the sequal were both pretty good. Definitely not on a par with her Mallory series, but not bad, either. I really liked the snappy dialogue in this one.

Alice Audrey said...

Serendipity! My dd asked me to define facetious last night.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have never read a Johanna Lindsey book! Hard to imagine...

Anyway, this is a very tempting teaser.

Thanks for visiting mine.

Heather said...

Alice: There you go! Must be that Madison/Diva connection. *g*

Laurel-rain: Thank you, I hope it has tempted you enough to give Lindsey a try!

Jenny Q said...

I haven't read any of her books yet. That is a snappy exchange! Thanks for stopping by today!

Kaye said...

I've only read one of her books and that was quite a while ago. This one sounds like it has some subtle humor to it. I like that!

Have a gteat weeek, Heather.

Heather said...

Lady Q: Thank you, it certainly made me laugh! *g*

Kaye: Yes, there is certainly a bit of humor in this one. It was a fun, fast read!

Alayne said...

Nice teaser. Thanks for visiting The Crowded Leaf.

jlshall said...

I've never read anything by Johanna Lindsey, but her books always sound like a lot of fun. Wonderful teaser!

Donna said...

I don't think I've read anything by this author either, but from your teaser it sounds like fun!

audreyscountrycrafts said...

I haven't read on of her books in years! Might have to check the library for this one :)
Thanks so much for visiting my TT!

Clare said...

Oh, Johanna Lindsey! When I used to volunteer in a thrift store, we were adrift in Lindsey novels. I hope this is good!

kayerj said...

sounds fun, I like to read the occassional romance. Thanks for stoppingby.

Heather said...

Alayne: Thank you!

Joy: They do tend to be fun, some more than others. Warrior's Woman gets especially high marks for humor.

Myckyee: I've been reading Lindsey for years. Her books are comfortable old friends I can turn to at any time.

Audrey: Johanna Lindsey is a fairly popular author, so the library probably does have it. Thanks for visiting!

Clare: Thank you, it was quite good. I think I read it in a day and a half. *g*

Kaye: It was a fun one. Thanks for visiting!

Alice Audrey said...

LOL. Yep.