Alexander Edgware, Lord Xavier, has quite a reputation--for daring, wagering, and wickedness in all its delightful forms. But the wager before him is hardly his preferred sport: Xavier must persuade a proper young lady to attend his famously naughty Christmas house party--and stay the full, ruinous two weeks. Read more...
Alexander Edgware, Lord Xavier, has quite a reputation--for daring, wagering, and wickedness in all its delightful forms. But the wager before him is hardly his preferred sport: Xavier must persuade a proper young lady to attend his famously naughty Christmas house party--and stay the full, ruinous two weeks. Worse, the lady is Louisa Oliver, a doe-eyed bookworm Xavier finds quite charming. Yet to refuse the challenge is impossible--he will simply have to appoint himself Miss Oliver's protector. . .
Mischief Among Misses
Louisa knows her chance for a husband has passed. But she has no desire to retire into spinsterhood without enjoying a few grand adventures first. When Lord Xavier's invitation arrives, Louisa is more intrigued than insulted. And once inside the rogues' gallery, she just may have a thing or two to teach her gentlemen friends about daring. . .
-Delightfully romantic. . .will set your heart on fire.- -USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean
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Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-09-17
- Reviewer: Staff
Romain dishes up a charming Christmas Regency confection complete with a sassy dowager aunt, a virginal bluestocking, and a pair of rakish cousins vying for the opportunity to despoil said virgin or at the very least compromise her pristine reputation. Alexander Edgware, earl of Xavier, is renowned for his annual days-long Christmas party, featuring over-the-top holiday dining, imbibing, and games at a sumptuous Surrey estate. After Xavier's cousin, the marquess of Lockwood, challenges him to invite a debutante and see whether she can withstand the debauchery, Louisa Oliver and her aunt join the fun. When Louisa stumbles upon the truth behind Xavier's invitation, Xavier and Lockwood begin to openly vie for her attentions. Eventually, following several bouts of playful persiflage, Louisa learns which bachelor is heartless and which has a heart of true gold. A sweet treat for Regency fans. Agent: Paige Wheeler, Folio Literary Management. (Oct.)