Disgraced by her past employer, young governess Kate Walcott owes her loyalty to the only woman willing to hire her--the sought-after courtesan Mrs. Read more...
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Disgraced by her past employer, young governess Kate Walcott owes her loyalty to the only woman willing to hire her--the sought-after courtesan Mrs. Georgette Lawson. Georgette entrusts Kate with the care of her unruly children--and the writing of her shocking memoirs, which detail her affairs with famous gentlemen, including the rakehell who promised to marry her, then ruined her.
Sir Colin Boscastle intended to keep his promise to Georgette--until his father was murdered. Thirteen years of chasing vengeance pass before he returns to find Georgette sleeping in his enemy's bed. Revenge has destroyed their romance, but the two former lovers agree to set a trap to restore Colin's honor.
Caught in this deadly game, Kate struggles to resist Colin's virile charm. She knows he is a born heartbreaker and unreliable rogue. Should she believe him when he whispers that, for her, he will change his sinful ways?
- ISBN-13: 9780451415325
- ISBN-10: 0451415329
- Publisher: Signet Book
- Publish Date: March 2013
- Page Count: 339
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
- Dimensions: 7.4 x 4.31 x 0.97 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.37 pounds
Series: Boscastle Affairs Novels
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-01-28
- Reviewer: Staff
Hunter returns to the Boscastle family (The Duchess Diaries) by locating a long-lost black sheep, Sir Colin Boscastle. Colin inserts himself into the household of his former lover, Georgette, now a well-known courtesan, to seek revenge on a vile man who poisoned Colin’s father and is currently supporting Georgette’s lavish lifestyle. To Colin’s surprise, he discovers it is not Georgette with whom he sparks, but rather her children’s governess, Kate Walcott. Kate has spent years painstakingly drafting Georgette’s soon-to-be-published memoirs, so she knows all about Colin’s rakish reputation and attempts to maintain a proper distance rather than giving in to her attraction. This engaging Regency enjoys swift action and amusing scenes—particularly Kate’s efforts to direct home theater starring Georgette’s staff—but Colin’s rationale for spending 13 years seeking his enemy is convoluted and improbable, and occasional purple prose (“His phallus looked like polished wood”) distracts rather than enhancing this lightweight romantic mystery. (Mar.)