An Exotic Heir by Meredith Bond

Book 1 in the Merry Men Quartet series

London society is shallow and cruel, sending Cassandra Renwick running to Calcutta, the exotic seat of the British Raj. It’s a fascinating place filled with interesting sights – including the dark and mysterious Julian Ritchie. But she never thought that an even greater heartbreak could be here in this alien and enchanting land.
Julian has always been discriminated against for being only half English. Embittered, he plots an intricate plan for vengeance with the innocent and lovely Cassandra as his pawn. But he soon finds that payback can be painful for the avenger as well when the threads of revenge unwittingly turn into the silken bonds of love.

Ms. Bond has provided us with a smooth read with her well-written book. Cassandra and Julian's story has plenty of twists and turns, drama, humor and spice. I enjoyed reading An Exotic Heir and look forward to reading more. — Deb D.