Her only hope for survival…Handsome, wealthy and respected, Sir Mark Turner is the most sought-after bachelor in all of London—and he's known far and wide for his irreproachable character. But behind his virtuous reputation lies a passionate nature he keeps carefully in check...until he meets the... show more
Her only hope for survival…Handsome, wealthy and respected, Sir Mark Turner is the most sought-after bachelor in all of London—and he's known far and wide for his irreproachable character. But behind his virtuous reputation lies a passionate nature he keeps carefully in check...until he meets the beautiful Jessica Farleigh, the woman he's waited for all his life.Is to ruin the man she loves…But Jessica is a courtesan, not the genteel lady Sir Mark believes. Desperate to be free of a life she despises, she seizes her chance when Mark's enemies make her an offer she can't refuse: seduce Mark and tarnish his good name, and a princely sum will be hers. Yet as she comes to know the man she's sworn to destroy, Jessica will be forced to choose between the future she needs…and the love she knows is impossible.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 20th 2011
Publisher: HQN Books
Pages no: 422
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Category Romance
, Regency Romance
Series: Turner (#2)
Jessica made a bad decision when she was 14. Mark's upbringing gave him a unique view on sex. I loved having the roles reversed. Jessica starts out with the goal of seducing Mark to win a bet that will get her out of her current life. Instead she falls in love. At first I didn't like Jessica. But on...
This book was the best rollercoaster ever. I want to go back through my other reviewed/rated books by Ms. Milan and downgrade them by 1/2 star because even those books couldn't meet the standards for excellent storytelling that this book easily exceeds. Victorian morals are an illusion that gets its...
The third in the Turner Brothers series, and my favourite so far. I especially liked the way Jessica slammed Mark at the end for denying her agency in her running off with a man at 14 and becoming a "fallen woman". Here's the write-up from Milan's website.
I'm a little conflicted on if I actually liked this book. It was engaging, it was interesting, I enjoyed the conflict over the validity of choices stuff-- but even as justified as it was, her lack of self confidence made me want to **scream**. The to-ing and fro-ing over the marriage/blackmail was r...
Didn't like either character at first. Grew to love them both. EXTREMELY HEA alert! Kinda overly sweet but, hey, it's a historical romance!