This is an Official Review by an Eye On Romance Official Reviewer
for Kiss To Remember, A
Date of Review: 06/02/12
A young girl is about to find out what life is like among the ton when you have the money but not the status and you dare to move above that status and that someone is trying to ruin you.
Daphne Devernay is the daughter of a baron and excited that it is her eighteenth birthday. She has spent time a school for young ladies and made two really good friends, Annalise and Chrysanthe. Her father is murdered on her birthday and Daphne is determined to find who killed him. Her father has designated James, Duke of Cheney, as her guardian as Daphne is an extremely wealthy young woman. She loves James in a girl way but that love turns to a woman’s love. Daphne really doesn’t make too many inroads into finding her father’s killer as there are attempts upon her life and that of her cousin. Daphne is also ostracized from society due to a dinner party she has organized and James does what he can to protect her from the criticism.
James has admired Daphne for years and rescued her from a drowning when she was younger which turns out to be something more sinister. When he realises that she has grown into a young woman he tries to keep her at a distance but then allows her to do things that others would not dare such as decorate his home. It is when Daphne is kidnapped and taken to Gretna Green by the Earl of Brentwood that he tells her they have to marry as she could be ruined if stories about her kidnapping. Oh, and he did take her to bed while they were on the road.
James is happy with this arrangement and initially Daphne is as well. They spend an idyllic time together until James must return to London and he is seen in the company of another woman. Daphne is distraught and puts a plan in place to win him back.
This was an enjoyable story which had some twists regarding Daphne’s father’s murder. The father's murder is a secondary story so that the reader is taken through the relationship of Daphne and James and as things develop the reader finds the information about the murder and who is responsible.
Anna and Chrys are interesting characters and certainly do not fit the normal stereotypes for young girls of the time and this is a good thing as it is the reason the three are together. It was enjoyable to read about Anna and Chrys questioning Daphne about martial relations especially as Anna found the whole thing distasteful as James is her brother and Chrys was her upfront self and making Daphne say things that young unmarried women would not say.
An enjoyable story and I look forward to reading what happens to Anna and Chrys.