Jo Ann Ferguson sends sparks aflying between a rakish duke and an innocent country miss in A MODEL MARRIAGE (1). The duke decides to seduce the heroine into posing for his masterwork, a portrait of Venus. But even though he compromises her into a betrothal, the lady is determined to resist his charms in spite of his sweet words. Although verisimilitude is often breached and the incorrigible heros behavior is rather appalling, Ms. Ferguson diverts us with the lively interplay between her would-be lovers.
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Melinda Helfer