A Woman Scorned
From its opening scene to its breath-catching climax, Liz Carlyle's newest novel is a vividly etched portrait of passion and intrigue. When a woman consumed by sinister secrets opens the door to a strikingly handsome stranger, a powerful desire rushes in -- and a love she could not have imagined.... show more
From its opening scene to its breath-catching climax, Liz Carlyle's newest novel is a vividly etched portrait of passion and intrigue. When a woman consumed by sinister secrets opens the door to a strikingly handsome stranger, a powerful desire rushes in -- and a love she could not have imagined. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and Jonet Rowland is surely that. But she is also lovely, rich, and -- it is rumored -- an unrepentant adulteress. When her philandering husband, the marquis of Mercer, is murdered in his own bed, it's whispered that Jonet is a femme fatale in more ways than one. Shunned by society, the daring widow steels herself to fight for what truly matters -- her children. When his scheming uncle begs him to investigate the death of his brother, Lord Mercer, Captain Cole Amherst refuses. But it is soon apparent that treachery stalks two innocent boys, and Cole plunges into the viper's pit that is Jonet Rowland's life. Nothing could have prepared Cole for the lust Jonet inspires. But as danger swirls about them, he is tortured by doubt. Can an honorable soldier open his shuttered heart and let a wicked widow teach him how to truly love?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 1st 2006
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
Series: Lorimer Family & Clan Cameron (#2)
This one goes back on the shelf for now. Over the top dramatic and gothic, I'm not in the mood for characters that are always flush with some irrational emotion (or deconstructing those emotions ad naseum in their inner monologue).
This historical romance had a good plot and exciting ending but it got a bit heavy with characters ruminating about the situation and their feelings so I skimmed some. Brother-in-law of newly widowed Jonet sends his nephew Cole in to tutor her boys and spy on her..
Loved, loved, loved it! The hero Cole is totally scrumptious and Jonet the heroine is a sparkling delight, even with her temper and outbursts. Both of the main characters are incredibly well-written and alive. Love how Cole finally resigns himself (with a secret happy grin) to marrying a "shrew". I ...
Originally reviewed January, 2011.I am actually re-reading this book again (which I find myself doing more and more with my bookshelf due to the economy) and am enjoying it. A Woman Scorned is considered a prequel to the Lorimer Family series and it is a very good beginning.Update: I finished thi...
Jonet and Cole were amazing together!! I am sure I will be rereading this in the near future.