sunnuntai 23. lokakuuta 2016

Eva Leigh: Forever your Earl, Scandal takes the stage ja Temptations of a wallflower

Eva Leighin kirjasarjan romaaneissa on samanlainen juonikuvio, jossa nainen kirjoittaa ja mies lankeaa paulaan. Rakkauskertomuksessa puhutaan yhteiskuntaluokkien välisistä suhteista, skandaaleista ja monenmoisesta kähminnästä, jossa riittää käänteitä jotta romaanien sivumäärä saadaan täyttymään.

Jonkinlaista huumoriakin romaaneissa on, esimerkiksi tarinassa jossa pappi saa tehtäväkseen paljastaa kuka korruptoi lukijoita kirjoittamalla eroottisia romaaneja - ja tarinan lopussa pappi on mennyt naimisiin kyseisen kirjailijan kanssa.

Forever your Earl (Avon Books, 2015; ISBN 978-0-06-235862-2)

Eleanor Hawke loves a good scandal. And readers of her successful gossip rag live for the exploits of her favorite subject: Daniel Balfour, the notorious Earl of Ashford. So when the earl himself marches into her office and invites her to experience his illicit pursuits firsthand, Eleanor is stunned. Gambling hells, phaeton races, masquerades. What more could a scandal writer want than a secret look into the life of this devilishly handsome rake? Daniel has secrets, and if 'The Hawk's Eye' gets wind of them, a man's life could be at stake. And what better way to distract a gossip than by feeding her the scandal she desperately craves? But Daniel never expected the sharp mind and biting wit of the beautiful writer, and their desire for each other threatens even his best-laid plans.

Scandal takes the stage (Avon Books, 2015; ISBN 978-0-06-235864-6)

Playwright Maggie Delamere shuts down aristocratic males with a mere flick of her razor-sharp quill. If only they were so easy to dispatch offstage--especially Cameron, Viscount Marwood. The impossibly charismatic man seems made to test her resistance. But when writer's block and an enemy from Maggie's past simultaneously strike, Cam makes an all-too-tempting proposal . . .Cam has never offered a lady his bed without being in it . . . but Maggie needs a writer's retreat, and his manor is just the place. It's the least Cam can do for the brilliant woman who pens his favorite plays. Still, there's something more than social justice behind the relish which she skewers her gentleman characters. And as Maggie's pen and inhibitions loosen, Cam intends to unlock her secrets - one delicious revelation at a time.

Temptations of a wallflower (Avon Books, 2016; ISBN 978-0-06-235866-0)

In society circles she's known as the Watching Wallflower - shy, quiet, and certainly never scandalous. Yet beneath Lady Sarah Frampton's demure facade hides the mind of The Lady of Dubious Quality, author of the most titillating erotic fiction the ton has ever seen. Sarah knows discovery would lead to her ruin, but marriage - to a vicar, no less - could help protect her from slander. An especially tempting option when the clergyman in question is the handsome, intriguing Jeremy Cleland. Tasked with unmasking London's most scandalous author by his powerful family, Jeremy has no idea that his beautiful, innocent bride is the very woman he seeks to destroy.

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