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ISBN: 0263116018
ISBN13: 978-0263116014
Category: Romance
Language: English
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company; Large type edition edition
ePUB size: 1249 kb
FB2 size: 1663 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 501
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Thundershaper
From the back cover: Piers Dubray was the man who was going to deprive Amanda Herbert of her family home. So he supposed he owed her something by the way of compensation. But marriage was altogether too high a price to pay. After all, he was an answer to every woman's prayer - rich, intelligent, good-looking, with all a Frenchman's charm. Too good a catch for the ugly little girl he remembered. But time can bring surprising changes. And perhaps Piers' views weren't the only ones that mattered.

MY THOUGHTS: The storyline was certainly entertaining and the verbal fencing and deception between the hero and heroine was definitely amusing - also when Piers tried to one-up Amanda. And of course, I love me some love triangles! So it was cool that Lucien, Pier's friend was there to give Piers a run for his money. As for the character themselves, I thought Piers was an arrogant son of a gun. I didn't like him at first - actually I sorta still dont like compared to all my other favorite Harlequin hero. I guess I can't forgive him for being SO brutal on Amanda when he thought she was ugly (or that she might still be ugly) I mean his words were SO mean, I thought! In a way, I kinda thought Piers was a little childish. In some of my favorite Harlequin hero's they were more manly and controlling/take charge kinda guy. Anyhoo, I didn't like Piers but my dislike didn't detract from my enjoyment of the book. I liked Amanda, she was pretty spunky and wily. She was certainly smart in keeping up that charade for sometime and getting Pier's friend to fall for her, haha! Although, I certainly could not see why she fell for Piers so fast - I think Piers was truly dreadful to her during the time Amanda discovers she was in love. But, I guess with limited pages, she had to fall in love with him soon, I guess. But anyway, this book was pretty funny and entertaining and Piers did apologize for his ungentlemanly behaviour/comments. Anyway, enjoyable book!
Windforge
And Roberta Leigh is in her element with storylines like that! I've read two other books where she's had the heroine/hero masquerade as someone else. And its always a nice big tidy reveal in the end.

I wont reiterate the summary since other reviewers have already done it, but I do remember liking this book more when I first read it in HS. I recently acquired a copy a few months back, and find that the dialogue and fluidity of Leigh's writing in Maid to Measure wasn't the most inspired I've read from her work. It's definitely entertaining - with surprising Hitchcock-esque new developments popping up now and then.

And as in a few of her other books, there is always the good-looking man-candy hovering about to always make the heroine feel fabulous even while her heart is breaking. Nice!
Kajishakar
I read this book a very long time ago but I still remember the story outline and that I laughed a lot. The parents of the lead characters want their children to be married to each other but the hero remembers the heroine from her teenage as being squint eyed with braces. Like a typical eavesdropper the heroine overhears some unkind remarks made by the hero about her teenage appearance and decides to teach him a lesson. So she appears as a pretty but uneducated servant and brings him to heel. The antics of the heroine as an uncouth servant were truly hilarious. This book is definitely one of its kind! 4 stars only because the hero is the typical harlequin stereotype.