lauantai 6. elokuuta 2016

Suzanne Enoch: A matter of scandal jne.

Suzanne Enoch tuntuu kirjoittaneen historiallisia viihderomaaneja hengästyttävään tahtiin, ja juuri mikään tämän tyylilajin juonenkäänne ei tunnu olevan hänelle mahdoton sisällyttää polveileviin tarinoihin, joissa on monenlaista harmia rakastavaisten onnea varjostamassa. Omaperäisyyttä ei suuressa määrin näistä kirjoista löydy, eivätkä lukijat varmaan sitä suuresti odotakaan.

A matter of scandal (HarperCollins, 2009; ISBN 978-0-06-174746-5)

Miss Emma Grenville has had her fill of pig-headed noblemen who believe women exist solely to satisfy men. And her arrogant new landlord, the Duke of Wycliffe, is the worst of the lot! The too-attractive cad wants to triple the rent on Emma's finishing school for young ladies to help get his newly inherited estate out of debt. Well, he clearly needs educating--about women. And Emma is just the one to enlighten him.

The sinfully handsome duke has never met a woman he couldn't seduce and outwit. And now that he's tricked Emma into a wager, he has the stubborn headmistress right where he wants her. But the confirmed bachelor underestimates the quick-witted and surprisingly sensual Miss Grenville. For she may be leading him to a place neither dreams they'll ever go--to the altar.

Reforming a rake (HarperCollins, 2006; ISBN 978-0-06-175207-0)

A governess must never be alone with a man (her reputation mustn't have even a hint of scandal). She never questions her employer's commands (even when he's tempting her to forsake respectability for desire?). She must never, ever fall in love with someone above her station (especially a rake--no matter how devastating his kisses may be).

If it weren't for that unfortunate incident at her last position, Alexandra Gallant wouldn't now be forced into the employ of Lucien Balfour. The sinfully attractive earl hired her to teach his young cousin, but his seductive whispers and toe-curling kisses suggest he has something far less respectable in mind ... And that will never happen. For although Lucien seems determined to teach her about pleasure, she has a few lessons to teach him about love!

Rogue with a brogue (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2014; ISBN 978-1-250-04161-6)

Arran MacLawry does not play games. Wild, wicked, and extremely self-confident, he has little patience for this years season in London, and no desire to meet any innocent, young wallflowers. That is, until he meets a masked, enchanting woman at a ball. Enthralled by her, Arran will stop at nothing until he has this woman, no matter who she is.

A beginner's guide to rakes (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2011; ISBN 978-0-312-53451-6)

All of London is abuzz with the return of the utterly alluring, recently widowed Diane Benchley. Will she remarry? And what will she do with her late husbands fortune? Society is shocked by her announcement - at the Grand Ball, of all places! - that she plans to open an exclusive gentlemans gaming club in the family mansion.

Rules to catch a devilish duke (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2012; ISBN 978-0-312-53453-0)

She breaks all the rules... Sophia White knows she will never marry into polite society. The illegitimate daughter of a nobleman, she works at the Tantalus Club, a discreet establishment for gentlemen-and her only suitor is a pastor who wants to save her soul.

Mad, bad and dangerous in plaid (St Martin's Paperbacks, 2015; ISBN 978-1-250-04162)

Brawny, rugged Lachlan is nothing like the aristocratic English gentlemen who pursued Winnie - with a passion - in London. Three months away was more than enough to show her a world infinitely more glamorous than untamed Scottish Highlands. - But now that she's decided to find a prospective husband, could Lachlan finally appreciate her charms?

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