Title: Mr. Cavendish I Presume (book #2, The Lost Duke of Wyndham)
Author: Julia Quinn
Publisher: Avon, 2008
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
Amelia Willoughby has been engaged to the Duke of Wyndham for as long as she can remember. Literally. A mere six months old when the contracts were signed, she has spent the rest of her life waiting. And waiting. And waiting . . . for Thomas Cavendish, the oh-so-lofty duke, to finally get around to marrying her. But as she watches him from afar, she has a sneaking suspicion that he never thinks about her at all . . .
It’s true. He doesn’t. Thomas rather likes having a fiancée—all the better to keep the husband-hunters at bay—and he does intend to marry her . . . eventually. But just when he begins to realize that his bride might be something more than convenient, Thomas’s world is rocked by the arrival of his long-lost cousin, who may or may not be the true Duke of Wyndham. And if Thomas is not the duke, then he’s not engaged to Amelia. Which is the cruelest joke of all, because this arrogant and illustrious duke has made the mistake of falling in love . . . with his own fiancée!
There was a bit of controversy about this book. Many readers were disappointed saying that it was basically a rehash of the first book, THE LOST DUKE OF WYNDHAM. Lucky for me I totally missed reading the first book and so thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
We really don’t know until the end who will retain the title of Duke and what will happen to the other. This makes for a page turning plot. The characters are well drawn and the action is non-existent but true romance for all is the cornerstone of this novel.
I liked this book and I highly recommend it to all Historical Romance fans. However, perhaps you should read this one and not the other or you too may be disappointed.