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Cinderella with a new a plot & sensual twist!
on August 2, 2001
When Sophie Beckett is offered the opportunity to sneak into the very same masquerade ball her stepmother and two stepsisters are attending, she arrives decked out in a beautiful, glittering gown that belonged to her fathers mother with matching demi-mask. She not only has to keep her identity hidden from the stepmother that hates her but, also from the handsome Benedict Bridgerton who immediately succumes to her charms even though he doesn't know who she is or what she looks like. Even though she feels a strange magical pull of her heart with her handsome dance partner, she knows she has to leave by midnight. She flees, leaving Benedict to spend months searching for the spectacular beauty that has woven a spell around him as no other woman has.
Circumstances eventually bring Sophie and Benedict together once again. She has the benefit of knowing who he is and wonders at the effect he still has on her. He doesn't know that the servant he ends up rescuing from a dire situation is the woman he has spent the last several years dreaming about. Ones pulse would seem to throb and the heart clip at a rather fast rate when these two are together on the same page of the book; their chemistry is that hot!
Sophie and Benedict are a delightful couple and I hope that Ms. Quinn finds a place for them in a future book. I haven't read the other books in this series but, I'm hoping they're as spell-binding as AN OFFER FROM A GENTLEMAN has been.