by Mary Blaney

January 2002
ISBN: 0-8217-7180-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Zebra Books
Mass Market Paperback

Morgan Braedon is the second son of the Marquis of Straeford. It shouldn’t be his duty to produce an heir for the family. But his father has doubts in the birth of his elder son, James, whose mother has eloped with another man. In order to secure the family’s bloodlines, he wants a grandson from Morgan and orders him to find a wife before the end of the season or he will disinherit him. Morgan is reluctant to accommodate his father’s wish but he needs money to support his property in Wales. Christiana Lambert is a country girl who plans to marry her childhood neighbor, Richard Wilton, upon his return from his service at war in Portugal. But her father wants her to enjoy a season along with her elder sister, Joanna, before announcing her engagement with Richard and Christy sees no harm in complying with his wish. One innocent dance with the dashing Lord Morgan makes them both the subjects on the gossip column and changes everything.

“Lord M--- B ---, danced but once last night and that was with the lovely Miss L ---. Could it be he has already found the match his esteemed parent hopes for?”

Christy and Morgan don’t care a fig about the gossip. But it gives Morgan an idea of a pretend courtship to deceive his family and help Christy from attracting eligible suitors. And once the game starts, there is no turning back. They fell in love with each other!

His Heart’s Delight is the first book of the Braedons family, featuring Christy and Morgan’s story. Christy is a little country girl without much experience in life. She always seeks advice from her elder sister, Joanna. Morgan is a charming bachelor with a sense of humor. He finds Christy’ s laugh most attractive, so he always makes her laughs. He is also a perfect gentleman, although he wants to seduce Christy badly, he still controls himself. Ms. Blaney’s first regency in the series has a good plot but it doesn’t have many sparkles. If you want a decent regency romance, then this is the book for you.

Reviewed in March 2002 by Rose.

Read more reviews of Mary Blaney books.Click Here