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Hoping to escape scandal, Anna Black becomes the companion to Will Halifax, Viscount Grandville.Read more...
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"Greenwood's mix of sweet romance and sensuality, blended with an engaging plot and charming characters, is certain to enchant readers."--RT Book Reviews
Hoping to escape scandal, Anna Black becomes the companion to Will Halifax, Viscount Grandville. Now the secluded Viscount has two impossible females in his once-quiet manor, making it difficult to ignore Anna's charms.
The ton is buzzing about The Beautiful One, a striking figure in a scandalous book of nude sketches. Only two men know the true identity of The Beautiful One, and they are scouring the countryside, determined to find her.
The unlikely center of the scandal, Anna Black is forced to flee home as disaster looms. Her tomboy's heart and impertinent tongue serve her well when she meets the most brooding viscount ever to darken a drawing room. Will Halifax, Viscount Grandville, has his reasons for pushing people away, and when his tempestuous teenaged ward arrives on his doorstep, he presses Anna to take on her care. As Anna begins to melt the Viscount's frozen heart, she knows the more she loves, the more she has to lose. For although Will cares nothing for what makes Society titter, he has yet to see The Beautiful One.
"A SIZZLING ROMANCE THAT TOUCHES THE HEART." --Sally MacKenzie, USA Today bestselling author
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-03-30
- Reviewer: Staff
Aside from some sweet moments and the occasional quip, there’s not much to salvage from this plodding Regency romance. Poised on the brink of scandal over a book of salacious drawings, Anna Bristol heads to Stillwell Hall under the name Anna Black, acting as Elizabeth Tarryton’s companion and chaperone. She has to convince Will Halifax, Viscount Grandville, to let Elizabeth, his ward, stay with him. Much is made of Anna’s independence and resourcefulness, but they manifest as a stubborn insistence that she knows what’s best for everyone else. Will is a ball of clichés: a grieving widower, a hermit afraid to care, and a son angry at his father for remarrying. Unfortunately he comes off as petulant and bitter, not complex. Anna forces Will to care about life again, but when it comes to her feelings for Will and their humdrum affair, she is passive. Will grows up and stops pouting, but Anna never changes, making this love story tedious from beginning to end. Agent: Jenny Bent, Bent Agency. (June)