The Particulars: Traditional Regency, Signet, 1990, Out of Print
PRIDE BEFORE PASSIONSIs It In Wendy's TBR?: No. I came to the genre after the big trad hey-day, and I just never gravitated towards them.
Lovely Miss Judith Ware was proud. Too proud to feel sorry for herself when her family's loss of fortune forced her to earn a living. And too proud to accept the marriage proposal of the handsome, wealthy Simon Ballance, Duke of Sutton, who offered her everything but love.
The duke was just as proud. Too proud to expose his grievous war wound to society's scorn. And too proud to open his heart to any woman's painful pity.
With pride so powerful, could passion and love ever prove stronger...?
Any Reviews?: 1990, so not really. That said, this is actually one instance where there are some informative customer reviews over at Amazon. I encourage you to check those out.
Anything Else?: Once again, I was surfing around looking for an RRS book and this one jumped up to bite me. Why? Dang, just read that back cover blurb again! Two counts of "pride" and six "proud"s. Not to mention a plethora of other "p" words. "Powerful," "painful," "prove," "pity," and "passion." It was like going back in time to my school days and having my English teacher drone on about alliteration. Then I started thinking of tongue-twisters, and then it just all went downhill from there.
It was the back cover blurb that caught my eye (for all the wrong reasons), but the Amazon reviews really have me curious about this book now! A blind hero and a heroine who is hired to be a "reader" for him? Seriously, I'm not sure I can resist that, and really....do I want to?