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My Own Private Hero

My Own Private Hero

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by Julianne MacLean
     
 

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In this delightful conclusion to the Heiress trilogy, Julianne MacLean brings us a fresh twist on classic historical romance—London society as seen through the eyes of a lovely, light-hearted young outsider.

Adele Wilson firmly believes life should be calm and entirely without emotional drama. So the first landed gentleman her mother puts in front of her is

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In this delightful conclusion to the Heiress trilogy, Julianne MacLean brings us a fresh twist on classic historical romance—London society as seen through the eyes of a lovely, light-hearted young outsider.

Adele Wilson firmly believes life should be calm and entirely without emotional drama. So the first landed gentleman her mother puts in front of her is the one she agrees to marry, and wedding preparations begin as neatly as she hoped. Until, on the way to seal the deal, her carriage is overtaken by ransomers. And then the ransomers are overtaken by someone handsomer, namely Damien Renshaw, Baron Alcester, cousin to her betrothed. Prim, stately Adele finds that she too is being overtaken, by the manliness of this heroic, albeit complicated man. And Damien is not totally unmoved by her challenging nature, which he believes hides a passion and recklessness never before explored. If only he can get her to explore it with him, there is no telling what kind of love—and excitement—the two of them might discover together.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060597283
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/30/2004
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
750,983
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 7.92(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Julianne MacLean fell in love with some of the classic romances—Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Pride and Prejudice—while completing her degree in English literature. Then she decided that she needed a "real job," but after a brief stint as a government auditor, she realized she just didn't care enough about numbers matching up. So a month before her wedding, she sat down and wrote the first paragraph of a romance. Now fifteen years, a husband, and a daughter later, Julianne is a happy, fulfilled, stay-at-home mom and a devoted romance writer.

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My Own Private Hero 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Enjoyable, fun book to read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS WAS THE LEAST READABLE OF THE THREE-HOWEVER. WHEN THE HEROINE GETS SHOT IN THE FIRST 21 PAGES OF THE BOOK AT LEAST IT'S WORTH A READ. YOU ALSO GET TO VISIT AGAIN WITH THE TWO OTHER SISTERS AND THE MOTHER FROM THE PREVIOUS BOOKS. IF YOU WANT A STEAMY READ THIS-ON A SENSUAL SCALE OF 1-10-IS A POOR TWO.IT READ AS IF THE AUTHOR WASN'T QUITE SURE WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN WHEN TWO PEOPLE ARE MAKING LOVE AND YOU GET TO WAIT UNTIL MORE THAN 300 PAGES HAVE GONE BY TO READ IT.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My Own Hero was an absolute delight to read. I was sad when the story ended!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1884, following the path of her older sisters Clara and Sophia, Adele Wilson crosses the Atlantic to marry an English aristocrat in her case Lord Osulton. Adele feels she and her fiancé Harold are well suited as both enjoy quiet rather than adventures and prefer rustication as opposed to the big city. At a short stop on coastal West England, someone abducts Adele from her cabin........................... The kidnapper demands a ransom and Harold¿s cousin Damien Renshaw arrives. He rescues Adele, who wonders why Harold sent Damien, but she is wounded in the process. As she heals, Damien and Adele begin to fall in love. However, she thinks she is more suited to wed the quiet Harold than the extroverted hero even as she rationalizes why she covertly covets Damien as gratitude for rescuing her. Still late at night she admits secretly to herself that Damien makes her heart beat faster than Harold though she would prefer not to hurt her kind fiancé.................................. The third Wilson sisters¿ tale is a fine Victorian romance that closes the loop on a charming mini series (see AN AFFAIR MOST WICKED and TO MARRY THE DUKE). The cast, as with the previous two tales, make the story line hum. Adele¿s brain knows that Harold is more suited to her temperament, but her heart insists Damien is her soulmate. Julian Maclean closes with a high note, but leaves room for perhaps another sequel starring Harold........................ Harriet Klausner