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11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

This is a fabulous historical romance

Orphan Fallon O'Rourke is sent to the Penwich School for Virtuous Girls where forty or so young girls are routinely punished. Master Brocklehurst battered Fallen with a strap for removing her cap. The beating leads her to make friends with Evie and Marguerite who all ...
Orphan Fallon O'Rourke is sent to the Penwich School for Virtuous Girls where forty or so young girls are routinely punished. Master Brocklehurst battered Fallen with a strap for removing her cap. The beating leads her to make friends with Evie and Marguerite who all make a wish on a shooting star.

Upon leaving the abusive school, Fallon finds work as a servant, but her beauty and unwillingness to be a sex toy for the males in the households consistently lead to her firing. Desperate and tall and solid at least for a female, she cuts her hair and dresses up as a male. She obtains a job as a footman working for Dominic "Demon Duke" Hale. However, Fallon never counted on falling in love with her employer who is renowned for his seductions. Meanwhile he wonders why the new footman remains in his head seemingly all the time until he realizes why and plans his next seduction.

This is a fabulous historical romance starring two individuals with deep scars caused by childhood tragedies. The theme of a woman masquerading as a man has been done many times (Shakespeare in Love for instance), but Sophie Jordan keeps it brisk and amusing through her lead couple who know life's prime lesson is you always walk alone; that is until now. Fans will enjoy this fun frolic as the Demon Duke falls in love with his "footman".

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on March 11, 2009

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

not pleased with beginning

I normally do not write negative reviews. This is not completely negative. It is only the first few pages that really bothered me. I didn't like the way the author represented the male character and female character. It was horrible the situation that the female was put...
I normally do not write negative reviews. This is not completely negative. It is only the first few pages that really bothered me. I didn't like the way the author represented the male character and female character. It was horrible the situation that the female was put into. It is one thing to know that the character is a rake/scoundrel, but to have the female character right there forced to watch it was horrid. I pressed through praying it would get better cause it was such a bad beginning. Finally, as it got further into the book I started liking it more. I just wish the scene where they meet could be revised. The rest of the book got better and I enjoyed it. Just change the beginning.

posted by janeeyre01 on April 23, 2009

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

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    My first read from this author..very good!

    I just finished reading this book last night..much to my yawning today. I am a connoisseur of both romance and historical romance and read both for many years. Ms Jordan is a first for me. I have never picked up her books to read and was pleasantly surprised with this author. This book was very good. The male character in the book was delectable, strong, sexy, and OH sooo yummy. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was well written and well executed. What I liked most about this author is that she keeps your interest starting with the first chapter and adds on after that. To where near the end you can't seem to keep ur nose out of the book. I'm off today to buy more books of this author to see if she continues this in her other books as well. Good Job..well done of you. I look forward to reading the other books of yours.:)

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    highly recommend

    this book was great. I was not sure with the posing as a boy,ploy. But considering all her trouble getting work as a woman,it was a logical choice. Even in todays world, women are still not always afforded the same respect a man receives. The romance was hot, hot, hot! It was a real page turner. I liked the way both main charactors worked through their problems. Both having cruel beginnings in life, forged a bound to over come all and find love. My kind of romance! Will add to my permanent library. Definately worth reading again.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

    Loved the characters!

    Fallon was fascinating. I read this book in one sitting, just as I have with Ms. Jordan's other books.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2013

    I have read most of Sophie Jordan's and found this one to be jus

    I have read most of Sophie Jordan's and found this one to be just as good.  

    This story is about Fallon O'Rourke.  She is alone in the world and has to work to support herself.  She realizes that as a man she would not only earn a better wage, but she would be left alone by over aggressive men.  What's a girl to do...pose as a man!  This is an entertaining story.  I realize the hero of the book pushes some readers buttons, but I like him!  I thought he was just the right about of crass and full of sexiness.

    This book is well worth the time it will take to read it.   

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    I liked this book.

    Once i got over the shock from the first few chapters I really got into this book. I really enjoyed the writing and not over used plot. I bought two more of her books to read next.

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