sunnuntai 23. huhtikuuta 2017

Nicola Cornick: Whisper of scandal jne.

Nicola Cornickin kirjasarjassa Scandalous women of the ton toistetaan saman kaltaista reseptiä kerta toisensa jälkeen. Teksti on helppolukuista, mutta jälkeenpäin on vaikea muistaa mitä kirjoissa tapahtui tai onko jokin kirjasarjan kirja jäänyt lukematta.

Whisper of scandal (Mira, 2011; ISBN 978-0-7783-0464-7)

London, May 1811. Widow Lady Joanna Ware has no desire to wed again but that doesnt stop the flurry of suitors knocking on her door. Desperate to thwart another proposal, Joanna brazenly kisses Arctic explorer Alex, Lord Grant. Unable to deny the blazing attraction that flares, Joanna knows shes just set the gossip mill turning.

One wicked sin (Mira, 2010; ISBN 978-0-7783-0469-2)

Lottie Palliser was once the toast of the Ton but now is notorious for being divorced—and penniless. Shunned by society and disowned by her family, the destitute beauty is forced to become a courtesan in a Covent Garden bawdy house. Refusing to oblige her customers, Lottie is about to be turned out onto the streets when a dangerous rake saves her with a scandalous offer...

Ethan Ryder is the illegitimate son of an Irish Duke and a circus performer. He rose through the ranks as one of Napoleon's most dashing cavalry officers—until his capture landed him in England as prisoner of war. Now on parole, Ethan is planning his most audacious coup yet. But he needs to create a spectacular diversion. And having infamous Lottie as his mistress will lull everyone into thinking he's busily bedding her instead of plotting deadly treason. Both Lottie and Ethan believe that their cool heads and selfish hearts will give them the upper hand in their ruthlessly passionate union. Yet their unexpected bond will scandalize even them.

Mistress by midnight (Mira, 2011; ISBN 978-0-7783-0470-8)

Merryn Fenner is on a mission to ruin the Duke of Farne. A beautiful bluestocking with a penchant for justice, Merryn has waited ten years to satisfy her revenge against sensual, mysterious Garrick Northesk. Her family name had been tarnished at his hands, her life destroyed. And now she intends to return the favour - by finding the true heir to the dukes title and disinheriting Garrick.

Notorious (HQN, 2011; ISBN 978-0-373-77583-5)

Dangerously seductive and sinfully beautiful, Susanna Burney is society's most sought after matchbreaker. Paid by wealthy parents to part unsuitable couples, she's never yet failed to accomplish her mission of diverting a groom-to-be. Until her final assignment brings her face-to-face with the man who'd once taught her an intimate lesson in heartache.

James Devlin has everything he's always wanted: a title, a rich fiancée and a place in society. But the woman who's just met his eyes across a crowded ballroom threatens it all. Not because she'd once claimed his heart, or that every sinuous swirl of her ball gown takes his breath away. But because the secrets she carries could cost him everything. To put the past to rest once and for all, Dev just might have to play Susanna at her own wicked game.

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