lauantai 18. helmikuuta 2017

Jillian Hunter: A wicked lord at the wedding, The wicked duke takes a wife ja The duchess diaries

Jillian Hunterin viihderomaanit ovat reipasotteisia rakkaustarinoita, joissa viipyilee teollisen tuotannon maku. Boscastle-kirjasarjassa on ilmestynyt toista tusinaa romaania, ja niistä löytyy riittävästi näytteitä Helmetin kautta. Tuntuu kuin romaaneja olisi lukenut aiemminkin, mikä johtunee siitä että niin paljon sisällöstä on kierrätystavaraa.

A wicked lord at the wedding (Ballantine Books, 2009; ISBN 978-0-345-50394-7)

What is a neglected wife to do while her husband disappears on clandestine missions and unknown gambits? Play the spy game herself, if only to fill lonely nights once flush with erotic delight. When Eleanor Prescott married the handsome infantry officer who pursued her between missions, she anticipated anything but a six-year estrangement. Now the enigmatic husband who fired her body with his sensual touch is back-to woo her, win her, and unwrap all her secrets.

Sebastien Boscastle is prepared for battle when it comes to his crumbling marriage, but not to catch his wife prowling about the night in disguise. And yet Eleanor's game of espionage and seduction only heightens his devilish desire to reclaim every inch of her. From the back alleys of London to the silken sheets of the marital bed, Sebastien inflicts the sweetest of sensual assaults, ready to possess everything Eleanor is willing to surrender.

The wicked duke takes a wife (Random house, 2009; ISBN 978-0-345-50395-4)

Lord Griffin Boscastle has no intention of ending his glorious career as a rakehell now that he has inherited a dukedom. Still, there are responsibilities he must discharge before he resumes his pleasures, including finding a bride and depositing his incorrigible niece at a relative's academy outside London. It is at this so-very-proper finishing school that flame-haired instructress Harriet Gardner awakens in Griffin emotions so dangerously intoxicating that he must avoid her at all cost. Yet when Harriet finds work in the townhouse where Griffin resides, her presence tempts him at every turn.

Harriet has survived London's streets far too long to let an arrogant duke woo a bride he doesn't want when she desires him for herself, and she has seen too much of life not to recognize a man ripe for redemption. But just as Harriet finds the perfect cure for His Lordship's devilish ways, a vindictive enemy intervenes, and the duke whom Harriet has plotted to save suddenly becomes her devoted protector.

The duchess diaries (Signet, 2012; ISBN 978-0-451-41312-3)

As headmistress of the Scarfield Academy for Young Ladies, Miss Charlotte Boscastle is tasked with keeping her charges free from scandal - even though her own desires lean toward the wicked. When Charlotte's diary goes missing, she can't imagine anything more scandalous than having her most intimate secrets fall into the wrong hands.

Although the diary he found sparks his interest, the Duke of Wynfield is in the market for a mistress, not a headmistress. Gideon has every intention of returning the journal - until it disappears and he must explain the embarrassing situation to its owner. When his encounter with Charlotte takes on an unexpectedly passionate nature, his indiscretion causes a scandal that only marriage can cure.

While the duke is surprised to find himself enamored of his imaginative wife, there is still the missing diary to be dealt with - before Charlotte's secrets shook all of London.

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