Prelude to a Scandal
Lady Justine is willing to trade her good name, her reputation and her place in London’s gossip-hungry ton to secure her father’s release from prison. But when the notorious Duke of Bradford counters her offer with a proposal of marriage, the stakes grow higher still. For while the smouldering... show more
Lady Justine is willing to trade her good name, her reputation and her place in London’s gossip-hungry ton to secure her father’s release from prison. But when the notorious Duke of Bradford counters her offer with a proposal of marriage, the stakes grow higher still. For while the smouldering lord is famous for his conquests, the man is oblivious to both her devotion and her charms. And Justine is soon afraid she has wagered all for naught
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 21st 2010
Publisher: HQN Books
Pages no: 376
Edition language: English
Series: Scandal (#1)
How I feel about the book, the image that says it all:This book started great, but after the 3rd chapter or so it went downhill. We have the heroine who is about 50% likable who's in love with the hero, or, at least, what she imagines him to be. Then we have the hero who allegedly is a nymphomaniac(...
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