A Lady's Lesson in Scandal
IN GRITTY, WORKING-CLASS LONDON, SHE DOES WHAT SHE MUST TO SURVIVE . . . When Nell Whitby breaks into an earl’s house on a midnight quest for revenge, she finds her pistol pointed at the wrong man—one handsome as sin and naked as the day he was born. Pity he’s a lunatic. He thinks her a missing... show more
IN GRITTY, WORKING-CLASS LONDON, SHE DOES WHAT SHE MUST TO SURVIVE . . . When Nell Whitby breaks into an earl’s house on a midnight quest for revenge, she finds her pistol pointed at the wrong man—one handsome as sin and naked as the day he was born. Pity he’s a lunatic. He thinks her a missing heiress, but more to the point, he’ll help her escape the slums and right a grave injustice. Not a bad bargain. All she has to do is marry him. A NOTORIOUS LADIES’ MAN COULD TAKE HER FROM POVERTY TO OPULENCE . . . BUT AT WHAT PRICE? A rake of the first order, Simon St. Maur spent his restless youth burning every bridge he crossed. When he inherits an earldom without a single penny attached to it, he sees a chance to start over—provided he can find an heiress to fund his efforts. But his wicked reputation means courtship will be difficult—until fate sends him the most notorious missing heiress in history. All he needs now is to make her into a lady and keep himself from making the only mistake that could ruin everything: falling in love. . . .
Publish date: June 28th 2011
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 404
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Regency Romance
, Victorian Romance
When I first began reading romances my co-worker BJ gave me a list of her of her favorite authors-both historical and contemporary and Meredith Duran was on that list. I was reading my first Duran at that time That Scandalous Summer, having been seduced by the pretty cover (I know, I know, I'm a co...
This story is so drawn out. I'm putting it on pause for the time being, who knows maybe I'll finish it .
Nell is a sharp one, and she is so indelible in her 'guttersnipe' role that it is really hard to picture her as A Lady - since much of that transformation is dealt with lightly and offscreen. Also it was so confusing that they originally talked about BABY Cornelia being stolen, when later in the s...
Why I DNF-ed it:-it was boring-didn't like either character-the heroine was annoying in her feeling superior to everybody-I couldn't feel the plot: long stolen daughter of a count by the crazy(might have been raped) wife's maid, found in her dead-father's bedroom trying to kill him. Too Disney mixed...
Originally posted at Romance Around the Corner4.5 StarsI’m on a Historical Romance kick for the first time in years, and I plan to take advantage of it for as long as it lasts. So I will be reviewing all the Historicals I read. I feel like I’m catching up on some highly praised stories and authors t...