A Scoundrel Drives a Hard Bargain... But a Lady Always Gets the Upper Hand
Spirited and determined to protect her young brother at any cost, Lisette Lavigne is desperate to flee New Orleans. There's only one ship sailing to England, though, and the rakish Captain Daniel Hillary will only allow Lisette's family aboard for a very steep price...Read more...
A Scoundrel Drives a Hard Bargain...But a Lady Always Gets the Upper Hand
Spirited and determined to protect her young brother at any cost, Lisette Lavigne is desperate to flee New Orleans. There's only one ship sailing to England, though, and the rakish Captain Daniel Hillary will only allow Lisette's family aboard for a very steep price...
Daniel prides himself on running a tight ship, and he knows a lady will be nothing but trouble on a long voyage. Yet he can't help but break his own ironclad rules when Lisette persuades him that being gentlemanly just this once is his wisest course of action...
Beau Monde series:
Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel
Lady Amelia's Mess and a Half
Miss Lavigne's Little White Lie
Lady Vivian Defies a Duke
Praise for Samantha Grace:
"Evocative...There's a charm in Grace's prose that will delight readers."-RT Book Reviews
"Grace's fabulously fun debut will dazzle readers with its endearingly outspoken heroine and devilishly rakish hero."-Booklist
"Clever, spicy, and fresh from beginning to end."-Amelia Grey, Award-winning author of A Gentleman Never Tells
"A delightfully witty romp seasoned with an irresistible dash of intrigue and passion. Samantha Grace is an author to watch "-Shana Galen, Award-winning author of Lord and Lady Spy
- ISBN-13: 9781402258374
- ISBN-10: 1402258372
- Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
- Publish Date: October 2012
- Page Count: 416
- Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds
Series: Beau Monde #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-08-06
- Reviewer: Staff
Passion and intrigue are deftly woven together in Grace’s splendid third romantic adventure (after Lady Amelia’s Mess and a Half) featuring the Hillary family. Lisette Lavigne will do anything to escape 1818 New Orleans and the clutches of her loathsome fiancé. Fearing for herself and her brother, Rafe, she tries to secure passage on a ship captained by handsome Daniel Hillary. Daniel mistakenly believes Lisette to be a widow, and she encourages this belief when he agrees to take her and Rafe to England and suggests her sexual favors might sweeten the trip. The love/hate relationship between Daniel and Lisette is just as enticing as their simmering desire. Grace’s talent for crafting multidimensional characters is particularly evident in her portrayal of Rafe, whom modern readers will recognize as autistic. The suspense and intrigue are well tuned and the humor is subtle and charming, much like the novel as a whole. Agent: Nephele Tempest, the Knight Agency. (Oct.)