Eleanor de Lacy is a gently bred lady living a lie. Her cousin, Madeline, the future Duchess of Magnus, has been gambled away by her father to a rake, a scoundrel -- an American. While Madeline searches for a way out of this mess, she sends Eleanor in her stead to face Remington Knight and barter for time. Eleanor is shocked when she arrives to learn that not only does Remington expect them to marry posthaste, but he is very attractive. So attractive, in fact, that Eleanor almost forgets that she isnít the woman he was expecting. Desperately wanting to tell him the truth and ask him to love her anyway, she determinedly keeps her secret and her word that she wonít run away from him. Eleanor is fantastically written, and readers will at once empathize with and admire her as they watch her blossom from a shy wallflower into a stunning, witty woman.
Remington is a man with vengeance on his mind, and marrying the Duchess of Magnus is the final step of his revenge. His family dead, his past clouded in secrecy, Remington plans to use the Duchess -- or rather, Eleanor pretending to be the Duchess -- against her father to avenge his own family. He doesnít count on being so attracted to Madeline, to be doubting the wisdom of his plans for revenge. But that wonít stop him from marrying her, or from loving her. When events take a turn he wasnít expecting, Remington is forced to reconsider the important things in life. Remington possesses all the important characteristics of a hero: tall, handsome, powerful, and completely unwilling to fall in love. Unwilling, that is, until he meets Eleanor.
Christina Dodd is famous for writing strong, beautiful heroines, dangerous, sexy heroes, and love scenes hot enough to burn the pages of the book. Couple that with an interesting plot and intelligent dialogue and youíve got a great read in One Kiss from You. The mystery and suspense are cleverly done, and the attention to period detail make this a worthy Dodd romance that wonít disappoint her fans, old or new.