Clarissa Astley is absolutely desperate to find her little brother Francis. Her low-down, sneaky uncle has hidden him away, and she knows something is not right about his disappearance. She has escaped from the country and entered into the big city of London on her hunt for Francis. Clarissa has taken up residence in one of the whorehouses as a paying renter. In her search for her brother, she bumps into the Earl of Blackwater.
Jasper Sullivan, Earl of Blackwater, needs a whore, bad. In order to fulfill the requirements of his uncle’s will, he has to reform a prostitute from her wicked ways, and make her his wife. Clarissa seems ripe for the job. The problem is she is the most amazing and confusing woman he has ever met. She can curtsy like a lady, she is able to read, and any kind of sexual connotation makes her blush. Is this girl really a whore or is she gaming on him?
Jasper and Clarissa’s romantic journey includes baby farmers, vile uncles, and a house of cards built upon lies that descends upon their heads as the story unfolds. The main theme here is trust. Can Clarissa ever trust Jasper with her secrets, or can Jasper trust Clarissa not to play him?
Rushed to the Altar tells the story of a woman’s desperate search to find her brother and finds instead the love of her life. Clarissa is torn between revealing her secrets to Jasper or doing all that she can to protect Francis. What I love about this book is the heroine chooses the love of her brother over her own selfish needs. This really is a story of love conquering all.