sunnuntai 13. marraskuuta 2016

Miranda Neville: The importance of being wicked ja Lady Windermere's lover

Miranda Nevillen historiallisissa viihderomaaneissa kierrätetään kymmeniä kertoja jo kierrätettyjä juonenkäänteitä. Muutamassa kohden tarinoissa on lievää omaperäisyyttä, mutta kovin vähän romaaneissa on sellaista joka nostaisi ne massatuotannon volyymistä esille.

The importance of being wicked (Avon, 2012; ISBN 978-0-06-219903-4)

Thomas, Duke of Castleton, has every intention of wedding a prim and proper heiress. That is, until he sets eyes on the heiress's cousin, easily the least proper woman he's ever met. His devotion to family duty is no defense against the red-headed vixen whose greatest asset seems to be a talent for trouble...

Caroline Townsend has no patience for the oh-so-suitable (and boring) men of the ton. So when the handsome but stuffy duke arrives at her doorstep, she decides to put him to the test. But her scandalous exploits awaken a desire in Thomas he never knew he had. Suddenly Caro finds herself falling for this most proper duke...while Thomas discovers there's a great deal of fun in a little bit of wickedness.

Lady Windermere's lover (Avon, 2014; ISBN 978-0-06-224332-4)

Hell hath no fury . . .Damian, Earl of Windermere, rues the day he drunkenly gambled away his family's estate and was forced into marriage to reclaim it. Now, after hiding out from his new bride for a year, Damian is finally called home, only to discover that his modest bride has become an alluring beauty--and rumor has it that she's taken a lover. Damian vows to keep his wife from straying again, but to do so he must seduce her--and protect his heart from falling for the wife he never knew he wanted.

Lady Cynthia never aspired to be the subject of scandal. But with her husband off gallivanting across Persia, what was a lady to do? Flirting shamelessly with his former best friend seemed like the perfect revenge . . . except no matter how little Damian deserves her loyalty, Cynthia can't bring herself to be unfaithful. But now that the scoundrel has returned home, Cynthia isn't about to forgive his absence so easily--even if his presence stirs something in her she'd long thought dead and buried. He might win her heart . . . if he can earn her forgiveness!

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