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Habo-Thon: Maybe She was In a Tower

Miss Y emailed me about this book, which she can’t get out of her head.

I’ve been thinking almost incessantly about a book I read about two years
ago. It was about this guy, whose name might be Alec? Alex? Something. And
also he was a Duke. Of Something.

Anyway, he goes to visit a friend, who is a bit older than him, hereafter
known as Older Friend. And there he meets some girl. The Heroine. Whose name
I can’t remember. Well she is supposed to be Older Friend’s mistress or
something but it turns out they’re only doing it as a pretense and she’s
not really his mistress at all but more a friendly companion who helps the
Older Friend maintain an appearance of sexual competency. And the whole time
Mr Duke is lusting after the girl and she’s secretly pining after him and
so on and so forth.

And then it turns out she’s a virgin, because of course she is.

Also, she might have been living in a tower.

Anyway. I borrowed it from a friend and neither of us can remember what this
book was called so I’m calling on the Powers of the Bitches to see if it
rings any bells.

OMG! Virgin in a tower! Someone must remember this one—anyone recall the name of this book?



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  1. 1
    Ros says:

    Is it a historical or a contemporary?

  2. 2
    Fresco says:

    Sounds like Forever My Love by Lisa Kleypas, but I’m not sure if there was a tower and the hero’s name was Alec; otherwise very similar.

  3. 3

    sounds vaguely like Liz Carlyle’s A Deal with the Devil, except that the so-called older friend dies in that one and that’s what causes the hero to show up on the scene…

  4. 4
    sasha says:

    Yup, that is Lisa Kleypas “Forever My Love” with Miriel, the french girl with the healing touch.  She is a secondary character from Lisa’s novel “Where Passion Leads”. 

    If I recall correctly, Miriel was actually the daughter of a French whote who was killed by the French army for servicing British soldiers during wartime.  She is wise to the healing arts and is constantly searching for mandrake root in order to help the baron she is living with try to overcome his impotence.

    Alec is the Duke who is mourning the death of his cousin, and Miriel brings him back to life.  Complications ensue (of course!) There is also an appearance of the h/h from the original novel “Where Passion Leads”.

    Pretty good book. :)

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