A Lady of Persuasion
Tessa Dare spins a witty, wanton tale of passion and conquest, as a reformer and a rake find unexpected love.Only one thing could convince Sir Tobias Aldridge, an incorrigible libertine, to profess undying fidelity to a woman he’s just met. Revenge. What better way to get back at an enemy than by... show more
Tessa Dare spins a witty, wanton tale of passion and conquest, as a reformer and a rake find unexpected love.Only one thing could convince Sir Tobias Aldridge, an incorrigible libertine, to profess undying fidelity to a woman he’s just met. Revenge. What better way to get back at an enemy than by stealing the scoundrel’s sister? Not that Toby finds it a chore, seducing a beguiling, sultry beauty freshly arrived from the West Indies. When the prize is Isabel Grayson, vengeance is doubly rewarding. Isabel is determined to marry a wealthy, powerful lord and become a lady of influence, using her rank and fortune to fight social injustice. Sir Toby, with his paltry title and infamous reputation, is unsuitable husband material–but he makes her blood race, her heart pound, and her long-buried passions come to the surface. If she can reform the charming devil, she’ll get exactly what she craves: society’s respect. But it’s a dangerous gamble. For if Toby wins this battle of persuasion, Isabel could lose her heart.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 29th 2009
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 345
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Regency Romance
Series: The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy (#3)
Don't like self-righteous people, men or women. There is standing up for a belief and then there is self-righteousness.
Skimmed thoroughly. Bel was difficult to read, and Toby was disappointing.
Warning: GIFS and light spoilers ahead!Blergh di blah crap. There are no words to describe what a tedious experience reading this book was. I have no one but myself to blame. Well, I suppose a portion of the blame can fall on my GR buddy Karla for this buddy read. We went into it for the LULZ and su...
3.5 stars, really. Had a hard time connecting to the main characters (I found Isabel so unlikeable I nearly gave up on the book entirely). I warmed up to them close to the end, I just wish that I'd been drawn in earlier.
Gave up on this one because I just didn't care about the 2 main characters. I got as far as the wedding chapter near the middle of the book and I still didn't have much insight into Isabel's character or motivation and decided this was a good place to stop. There didn't seem to be much going on with...