No Proper Lady
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the YearLibrary Journal Best Book of the YearRT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence and Finalist for Best Book of the YearWhen a half-naked woman suddenly appears on his country estate, Simon Grenville doesn't have time to be shocked. Demonic beasts are hot on his... show more
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the YearLibrary Journal Best Book of the YearRT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence and Finalist for Best Book of the YearWhen a half-naked woman suddenly appears on his country estate, Simon Grenville doesn't have time to be shocked. Demonic beasts are hot on his heels until the beautiful stranger unsheathes several knives strapped to her skin-tight trousers and kills them. As he stares at her fierce, heart-stopping face, Simon knows he's in a hell of a lot of trouble...Joan is from a time where demons run rampant and humanity is fighting for its existence. To prevent this terrible future, she is sent back to Victorian England to kill the magician responsible for unleashing the dark forces. But Joan is a soldier more used to sparring than dancing. To get close to her target, she'll need Simon to teach her how to fit into polite society. Joan doesn't mind practicing proper flirtation on Simon, but she can't allow herself to be distracted by his gentle hands or devilish smile—the very future depends on it.
Publish date: September 6th 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages no: 329
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Paranormal Romance
, Historical Romance
, Time Travel
Series: Englefield (#1)
This is a little like The Terminator, but with roll reversal. Joan is the assassin. Overall, I liked this, but it was slow in places. I liked how accepting Simon was, but the whole "I can't compromise you" got old. And now that I think about it, Joan told Simon how she felt, but I don't remember Sim...
No Proper Lady is the hands down, weirdest historical romance I have read. If you take all perceived notions of historical romance and mix in a weird helping of Victorian occult, tentacle-wielding rulers of the universe, a manuscript that houses the mysteries of the “Dark Ones” bent on destroying li...
This was an odd book, time travel back to the 1800's through in some demons, badass heroine, stalling the apocalypse, it flowed well, but there was a long wait to the climax and then it just dropped a bit, still enjoyed it, may read the following ones as well
I almost gave up on this book. The pacing is painfully slow even though the actual story is very interesting. Joan travels back to the past during Victorian times to try and save the world. In her time, the world is overrun by demons and humanity is losing. Her mission is to kill the man who wrote t...
I wanted to like this book more than I did. The plot, the premise, everything about the set up works better in theory than in practice, unfortunately.No Proper Lady tells the story of Joan, daughter of Arthur and Leia, a warrior from the future travelling two hundred years back in time to save the w...