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It used to be one of my favorites but now it s just meh The sex scenes seem to just go on and on I m now bothered by the fact the Leonie is raped or doesn t want to have sex with Morgan the first few times they do have sex Although he seduces her and she enjoys it, she does tell him no but he ignores her. A Case of Mistaken Identity and an Intriguing Love Story from old LouisianaOriginally published in 1984 and updated for the eBook version, this is a classic romance a bodice ripper from a great historical romance author.Set in New Orleans and environs beginning in 1799, this is the story of 16 year old Leonie Saint Andre, whose only living parent is a gambling grandfather who has impoverished their family s plantation Knowing he does not have long to live, her grandfather decides to take care of Leonie s future by finding her a wealthy husband Unfortunately, the man he picks, Morgan Slade, is a bitter man whose first wife married him for his money and then left him for another And what Leonie s grandfather does not know is that Morgan has a look alike cousin who, unbeknownst to Morgan, has assumed his identity in order to wed Leonie to steal her dowry.Busbee has done her research and the history of Louisiana in the late 18th century is vividly portrayed It was a time of plantations and the French creole families and it was a time of dramatic change Originally claimed by Spain, Louisiana was also claimed by France, and in 1803 most of it was acquired by America The plot has many twists and turns and while the reader knows what is going on, the characters don t Lots of sexual tension and angst as Leonie is deceived yet rises as a courageous heroine to triumph in the end I recommend it. The story opens in the summer of 1799 Set in Louisiana on the plantation, Chateau Saint Andre, a deteriorating graceful lady.Her bare foot mistress, 16 year old Leonie Saint Andre, has taken sole responsibility to care for the Chateau and what is left of the land and her people The obstacle in her way, whom she butts heads with is her grandfather, Claude Saint Andre.Claude has gambled and drank away all the money When Leonie brings this subject up early in the story, it s a treat to see the sparks ignite between these 2 arrogant, stubborn, hard headed characters Leonie might be tiny, but she gives her grand pere no quarter His MO is to fly into an arrogant rage while making it clear NOBODY tells Claude Saint Andre what to do and then he proceeds to the nearest gambling and drinking function, signing markers and owing everybody I found myself chuckling every time those 2 had at it The family was killed when Leonie was 2 years old, leaving her grandfather to raise her Since drinking and gambling was his priority, Leonie raised herself Wild, out spoken, hard headed, Leonie s character is wonderful.Well, Claude gets hit with a reality punch, and for the 1st time realizes he has to do something about assuring Leonie s future That something turns into finding her a husband and it doesn t take him long to find a prospectMorgan Slade.Morgan Slade, yum.The story picks up 5 years later after the marriage of Morgan and Leonie They struck an agreement, a marriage of convenience and Morgan was to return Leonie s dowry 5,000 in gold to her She needs that money, the Chateau needs that money, so she tracks Morgan down But Morgan Slade denies he ever set eyes on her, let alone married the lying little whore , and he sure as hell isn t going to give her any money.Oh yes, those sparks light up the pages These 2 are great together.Shirlee Busbee s style of writing grabbed me from the 1st page and not once did I get bored or frustrated with the characters interaction with each other.Her characters are well defined, and so fleshed out they could have been in the room as I read each page I loved them all.There is a rape scene,political intrigue between the Spaniards, the French and the English in Louisiana,reference to slavery,violence,death,marriage of convenience,and good sexI really enjoyed this book. 1 Half naked man and woman locked in steamy embrace on cover check2 Standard formula cheesy book title check3 Bodice ripping scene check4 A man who thinks with his crotch check5 Poor beautiful woman child who for some strange reason feels strange attraction and pleasurable tingling while being raped CheckThis book angered me in many ways Our hero was depicted as a man unable to control his desires and that was perfectly okay and normal and our heroine was portrayed as a woman who enjoyed rape and believed it was her fault What s wrong with this picture There is obviously a huge market for this sort of writing and this may be considered a great romance read, but I don t get it I would have given it one starbut I knew I would hate it and I read it anyway, my bad Why did I read it Because it was free and the story takes place in my home state of Louisiana I think I will pass on the rest of the seriesand Barnes and Noble, please, can you stop sending me emails wanting me to purchase great romances There is a reason I made a rule of never reading trash romances and I don t think I will be making this mistake again any time soon. This book has a plot and a polish to it that is so exceptional, it almost feels like sacriledge to label it a romance novel The description on the back does not do the story justice Morgan and Leonie will blow you away. I GIVE THIS BOOK 100 STARS Or maybe 1000,or maybe million That proves,how much i come to love this historical romance,and to become one of my favourites.GOSH HOW I LOVE THIS BOOK.This is my first book by Shrilee Busbee,and certainly not the last.The story was written beautiful like,like the books Lisa Kleypas or Judith ,McNaught write.And i love every word of it.The Heroine Leoine was a brave and wild beautiful tigress,and i just love her stubborness,and the pride she has,and the exclusive love she gradually will feel for her soulmate,The Hero.The Hero Morgan Sladejust made me cry,cuz he was so beautiful,so manly and the adventure heart he got just moved me,and the powerful love he felt towards the Heroine.There were so many beutiful romantic scenes,it was both beautiful and hot at the same time.I just loved IT This is a AMAZING book for a romanticer as myself smile. Marking to ponder since Morgan was a character in Another oldie but goodie from Shirlee Busbee I read this book years ago Definitely need to do a re read some time soon There is forced seduction in this book which fit the times I love the ending when all is revealed but I wanted a little bit of that scene The reader has to wait until almost the very last page for the big secret to get revealed A little frustrating but overall doesn t take away from the enjoyment in the book. I have to first say I stumbled across Shirlee Busbee and have been devcouring her books as quickly as I can get my hands on them If I can remember correctly I read Gypsy Lady first, Catherine and Jason Savages story my my what a story Deceive Not My Heart starts out with Leonie a young girl trying to hold the estate together with her grandfathers addiction to gambling it seems too much Slowly it all unravels until there is little left so he marries her off to a rich, level headed, honest to God good man or so he thought Morgan has always been restless and roamed the world for adventure until Leonie shows up demanding her dowry back to save her home with a 5 yr old Justin on her well worn heels Morgan who had never seen Leonie before is shocked and angry that he should be cheated by Leonie until he realizes that may just maybe being married to her and having a son like Justin wouldn t be such a bad thing but is it worth it and the scandal it will cause I really like the whole family deception or should I say there is always a rotten apple in the bushel Anyways I enjoyed the story, the banter, the fiesty lil Leonie and the ever brooding suspious Morgan are great for each other I can t wait til I pick up Midnight Masquerade to see where the next story takes me. ^Book ⇔ Deceive Not My Heart ☊ Leonie Saint Andre, The Granddaughter Of An Old Creole Gentleman, Thinks Morgan Slade Is A ScoundrelMorgan, The Son Of A Wealthy Natchez Plantation Family, Thinks Leonie Is A Clever LiarLeonie Claims Morgan Married Her, And Fathered Her Five Year Old Son All She Wants Is Her Dowry Returned To Pay Her Dead Grandfather S Gambling Debts And Save Their HomeMorgan Knows That He Accepted Neither Dowry, Nor Leonie S Hand In Marriage But The Woman Before Him Awakens Emotions He Never Thought He D Feel AgainBut That Doesn T Give Reason For The Imposter Who Signed His Name To The Marriage Papers Leonie Holds Or Why Her Son Bears Such A Striking Resemblance To Morgan HimselfARDS Romantic Times Reviewer S Choice Affaire De Coeur S Silver And Bronze PenREVIEWS One Of The Best Romance Writers Of Our Time Affaire De CoeurTHE LOUISIANA LADIES, In Series OrderDeceive Not My HeartMidnight MasqueradeLove Be MineMEET SHIRLEE BUSBEENew York Times Bestselling Author Shirlee Busbee Is Celebrating Years Of Marriage To Her Husband Howard, And Looking Forward To Another Together, They Live In Mendocino County, California, With Three Miniature Schnauzers Shirlee Wants A Fourth But Howard Thinks Two Is Enough Ah, Drama Ahead And A Herd Of American Shetland Ponies