is the youngest daughter of a duke, and the only one left
unmarried of her siblings. She was engaged four years
earlier, but it was for a bet and not a real engagement.
Dulcie is also a bit heavy and has red hair, which is not
the in fashion in the ton, and everyone is ignoring her or
even laughing at her. She is resigned to make this her last
season and would be happy to go home. The only bright spot
is her old childhood friend Jackson.
has returned home from his travels and has become marquis
after the death of his father. Jackson has loved Dulcie for
years but has never approached her for a number of reasons.
He thinks this might finally be his chance. When her parents
approach him, he is stunned and quickly agrees. But when
Dulcie finds out that her parents approached Jackson, she
jumps to the conclusion that none of it was his idea and
flees. He takes off in pursuit but can he convince her he
really loves her?
is a fantastic historical erotic romance. S.J. Ronayne has
tackled something many do not in English ton romances, the
plump girl who tends to be overlooked. I felt for the
characters and thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns of
the plot line. This debut author has a long career in front
of her if she continues to turn out quality stories like
Bedeviling Dulcie, and I will definitely
be one to purchase them.