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Laela



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:17 pm    Post subject: ISO: hero wants the chaperone/companion/sister Reply with quote

I'm looking for books where the hero is engaged or about to offer marriage to one woman but then ends up wanting her chaperone or companion instead, or even her sister. Some books that I've liked of this nature are:

Companion/Chaperone:

The Devil's Waltz by Anne Stuart
Midnight's Wild Passion by Anna Campbell
Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas

Sister:
Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
Compromised by Kate Noble
Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas


Any others out there?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karen Ranney - Heaven Forbids (companion)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Duke of Her Own by Lorraine Heath
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For an oldie but goldie try The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer.
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Ash



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could try "How The Marquess Was Won" by Julie Anne Long
the hero falls for the companion.
other then that the heroes in Eloisa James's "The Duke Is Mine" and Theresa Romain's "Season For Temptation" fall for the sister.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Caroline Linden's historical, What a Woman Needs, the hero falls for the aunt. From the back blurb: "How hard can it be to marry an heiress? Not terribly, Stuart Drake thinks, if you're good-looking, charming, and in line for a viscount title, which, fortunately, he is. To end his penniless existence, he simply has to convince his intended bride's shrewish, wizened old guardian that he isn't a fortune hunter...which, unfortunately, he is in the extreme. Still, once he meets the old witch, how difficult could it be to charm her? Quite, actually. Especially when the lady in question is temptation made flesh, a gorgeous widow with a reputation for knowing a rake when she sees one. She'd rather die than let Stuart win."
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Dreaming of You



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slightly Wicked by Mary Balogh (heroine is serving as her Aunts companion and hero is supposed to marry her cousin)

Who Will Take This Man by Jacquie D'Alessandro This doesn't quite fit but has a similar feel, the heroine is supposed to be working as the hero's matchmaker.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Diabolical Baron - Mary Jo Putney

In this one the hero is engaged to a young woman, but really wants her aunt.

Old regency romance from Signet, but available in e-book form.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another Ranney, The Scottish Companion. Not a great book, though.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

julia Quinns story in the antology "where's my hero."
It is Ned Blydons story, and he falls for the sister shortly before his wedding to the wrong sister.
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JaneO



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

willaful wrote:
Another Ranney, The Scottish Companion. Not a great book, though.


LOL It's one of my favorites.

Married by Morning, Lisa Kleypas, the heroine is his sister's governess. Does that count?
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Laela



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I think Married by Morning counts, it's a favorite of mine!

To my surprise, I had both How the Marquess Was One and the Lorraine Heath Duke book on my Kindle ... excellent reads, thank you for the reminders!

Off to look for the other suggestions ... if anyone thinks of any others, please do reply!
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