Blurb from the book:
After Lord Dersingham spurned her last season, Iris Colburn promises to never allow him back into her heart, despite his excuses, his long-standing connection to her family, or the fact that she once loved him.
But upon her return from Paris, Iris finds it is more difficult than she expected to keep Lord Dersingham at arm's length. His presence at nearly every social function Iris attends reminds her more of their blissful past than the sting of his rejection. Worse, she fears she is falling for him again.
If it wasn't for his outrageous behavior, that is. He asks Iris' father for permission to court her -- again -- but then showers attention on the disreputable Miss Halliday.
Iris doesn't know what kind of game Lord Dersingham is playing, but with her heart and her pride on the line, she will do anything to win.
I want to preface my review by saying that I have never read a book by Ranee S. Clark. When I started A Contemptible Affection I was immediately transported from my world to Iris's world. It was easy to read this regency story and the writing flowed effortlessly. Although a short story, the characters were well developed, so much that I felt like hitting Iree over the head a few times and telling her to wake up! But alas, women are fickle and have memories that never forget! Iree's journey to find out the true feelings of her heart was a fantastic read that I literally enjoyed every minute of! I can't say that about many books at all! If all of Ranee Clark's books are like this one, then I will be a fan for life! Five stars and I can't wait to get my hands on another of her books!
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