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The Lady Hellion
by Joanna Shupe


Overview - "A marquess's daughter, Lady Sophia Barnes doesn't take" no "for an answer. Especially when she's roaming London's seedy underground...dressed as a man."
A rabble rouser for justice, Sophie's latest mission is to fight for the rights of the poor, the wretched--and the employees at Madame Hartley's brothel.
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Overview
"A marquess's daughter, Lady Sophia Barnes doesn't take" no "for an answer. Especially when she's roaming London's seedy underground...dressed as a man."
A rabble rouser for justice, Sophie's latest mission is to fight for the rights of the poor, the wretched--and the employees at Madame Hartley's brothel. She's not concerned about the criminals who will cross her path, for Sophie has mastered the art of deception--including the art of wearing trousers. Now her fate is in her own hands, along with a loaded gun. All she needs is instruction on how to shoot it. But only one person can help her: Lord Quint, the man who broke her heart years ago. The man she won't let destroy her again...
The last thing Damien Beecham, Viscount Quint, needs is an intrusion on his privacy, especially from the beautiful, exasperating woman he's never stopped wanting. A woman with a perilously absurd request, no less For Damien is fighting a battle of his own, one he wishes to keep hidden--along with his feelings for Lady Sophia. Yet that fight is as hopeless as stopping her outlandish plan. Soon all Quint knows for certain is that he will die trying to protect her...

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781420135565
  • ISBN-10: 1420135562
  • Publisher: Zebra
  • Publish Date: May 2015
  • Page Count: 352
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7 x 4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds

Series: Wicked Deceptions #1

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Books > Fiction > Romance - Historical - General
Books > Fiction > Romance - Historical - Regency
Books > Fiction > Historical - General

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-04-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

In Shupe’s admirable third Regency (after The Harlot Countess), a free-spirited lady meets her match in a reclusive lord. Lady Sophie Barnes needs the assistance of Damien Beecham, Viscount Quint—specifically, she needs him to serve as her second in a duel. Though he initially refuses, Sophie is persistent. She also continues her quest for a killer who has targeted prostitutes and is dumping their bodies in the Thames; Sophie disguises herself as Sir Stephen Radcliff so that she can search the city’s brothels. During her late-night visits to Damien’s home, she discovers that he has developed a fear of going outside; as she helps him work through his fear, she begins to fall in love with him, a dangerous proposition since both of them have their own reasons for swearing off marriage. Sophie’s independent nature makes her a delightful protagonist, as she defies social convention to visit London’s seediest locations and track a murderer. The romance is delectable as sensual love scenes balance the well-woven mystery subplot. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency. (June)

 
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