I absolutely love Teresa Medeiros’ historical romances and she is also one of the many authors that I’ve stumbled upon while strolling around at Barnes and Noble looking for new books and authors to buy and read. I have a couple of her novels and this is one of many that I enjoyed reading so much that I have read it more than once. It was a book that I couldn’t put down because the characters intrigued me because the herione Holly dresses up ugly so that no man would ever pick her as a bride but then comes along Austyn who is looking for a plan looking woman to marry. I just loved reading all of the things that they had to go through to understand each other more fully and in order to understand that what they had was long and lasting. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
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She was rumored to be the fairest woman in all of England. But Holly de Chastel considered her beauty a curse. She had already turned away scores of suitors with various ruses, both fair and foul. Now she was to be the prize in a tournament of eager knights gathering form across the land, each more determined to win her hand. Holly had no intention of wedding any of them, and concocted her most outrageous plan yet: to disguise her beauty from their avaricious eyes. But she never planned on Sir Austyn of Gavenmore.
The darkly handsome Welshman had come looking especially for a plain bride and Holly seemed to fit the bill. Suddenly she found herself in the possession of this mysterious stranger, ensconced in his castle, and forced to keep up hr carefully planned illusion. Why did this electrifying passionate male, who could have any woman he wanted, desire a homely bride—and what would happen when he learned he’d been tricked? By the time Holly found out, it was too late to avoid the searing fires of passion—and the dark curse of Gavenmore….