When the time comes, Sebastian Reyne's two young sisters
will be presented at court, will make their entry into
society and will stand equal to every young lady out there.
He's certain of these three things, for they are his
mission. He owes it to them and will do everything in his
power to make it happen. This is exactly why Sebastian is
willing to settle into a marriage with Lady Elinore
Whitelaw, a woman six years his senior, who dresses in
yards of nothing but gray and is a complete eccentric. But
Lady Elinore is mature and has a passion for good works and
charitable causes. She's just what Sebastian needs to help
him raise his sisters.
Then fate steps in at the Frampton ball when, in the midst
of dozens of young beauties, a girl, not merely pretty but
dazzling, stands out like a fallen star. Sebastian has
never seen hair this gold, eyes this blue or a smile this
warm. He's smitten and bedazzled by Hope Merridew. She's
the belle of the beau monde, pampered and indulged and
sheltered from all the evils of the world. She was created
for joy and expects to dance her way through life.
Sebastian needs a wife of fortitude, a woman whose strong
sense of duty will carry her over the rough patches of
life. Hope is not for the likes of him. But Sebastian has a
lot to learn about this strong and determined beauty. Hope
has had more than her share of the character-building
experiences life has to offer. She bubbles with life and
joie de vivre, and her exuberance spills over when she
meets Sebastian. There's something special about this tall,
brawny, intense man that makes her shiver. Sebastian, a man
of quiet certainty, intrigues her.
The "last waltz" is Hope's special dance, which began with
a dream many years earlier; a dream of love and destiny.
Hope always keeps the last waltz of the evening free,
refusing to fill her dance card in case the dashing figure
of her imagination should appear. One day he will come, and
it will be her perfect waltz! Could Sebastian be that man?
THE PERFECT WALTZ is the perfect romance. I can't remember
the last time I enjoyed a book so much. The characters are
so rich and the story so refreshing, they reach deep into
your heart. The dialogue is delightful and, at times, a
hoot. I was simply enchanted by this wonderful book. I will
be searching the shelves for more books by Anne
Gracie and I look forward to her future stories.
Embrace this story whole-heartedly. You'll be as captivated
as I was.
Society rogue Sebastian Reyne's search for a practical wife
comes to a crashing halt when he dances with the
effervescent Hope Merridew - and is seduced into a
delicious intrigue of sensuality and desire.