The Debutante’s Dilema

Posted 4 January 2011 by Kim in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

The Debutante’s DilemaThe Debutante’s Dilema by Elyse Mady
Published by Carina Press on 2010-11-08
Genres: erotica, historical, romance
Pages: 66
Source: bought
Format: eBook
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Rating: three-stars
WARNING: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.


synopsis

One woman in search of passion

Miss Cecilia Hastings has achieved what every young lady hopes for during her first London season...in duplicate! She's caught the eye of not one but two of England's most eligible bachelors. Both Jeremy Battersley, Earl of Henley, and Richard Huxley, Duke of Wexford, are handsome, wealthy and kind, the epitome of proper gentlemen. But Cecilia doesn't want proper, she wants passion. So she issues a challenge to her suitors: a kiss, so that she may choose between them.

Two men in love with the same woman

Friends since childhood, and compatriots on the battlefields of Spain, Jeremy and Richard have found that falling for the same woman has set them at odds and risks destroying their friendship forever. But a surprising invitation to a late-night garden tryst soon sets them on a course that neither of them could have anticipated. And these gentlemen quickly discover that love can take many forms...

My Review

The Debutante’s Dilemma is a historical romance set in 1800’s London, in the height of the Season.  It is a time of strict moral codes of behavior and the Cecilia Hastings is far more passionate than her prim and proper fellow debutantes.  Cecilia was a likeable character, and as relatable as a character from another century and society can be.  Her emotional struggle between her heart and the rules of society was well-written and well-developed, and drew me in as a reader.  While you knew from the beginning where the story was leading, getting there was still an enjoyable thing.  I did wonder how there was going to be a satisfying ending, as the story was leading to something other than what society at that time would have expected.  But the ending did answer the remaining questions satisfactorily, if a little rushed.

My Recommendation

There was a bit of an erotic turn to the story, but it didn’t overshadow the book and was not the primary focus of the story.

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