Seduction by Amanda Quick (1990)
Description: Meet Julian, Earl of Ravenwood, an untamable man with a legendary temper, and country lass Sophy Dorring, the strong young lady determined to conquer him.
People in town thought Julian was the devil - his first wife's untimely death aroused suspicion of foul play and it was rumored that Julian had drowned her in Ravenwood Pond. Now indomitable Sophy is to wed Julian in a marriage of convenience. While Julian is marrying so that he can produce an heir, Sophy has more passionate goals in mind: vengeance and love. Sophy hopes she can use him to find the man responsible for her sister's murder while she teaches the dreaded devil Julian to love again.
Review: A story about the truth and how different versions of it can cause so much pain. From the beginning, it was assumed that Julian was some kind of monster, but it turns out he really isn't too bad. The mystery surrounding Sophy's sister's death was most interesting. A captivating read from the beginning. This is one of those stories you will want to read more than once.
Score: 4 out of 5