Andrea Pickens created her first book at the age of five—a neatly penciled story about cowboys—however she has since moved on from Westerns to writing about Regency England, a time and place that has captured her imagination ever since she opened the covers of Pride and Prejudice.
A Diamond in the Rough (Dangerous Liaisons Series, Book 1)by Andrea Pickens
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Adrian, Viscount Marquand, is not a typical English lord. Spurning the gaming halls and brothels, he secretly designs the most beautiful gardens in England. Then his ne'er-do-well father bets the ancestral manor on the outcome of a golf match, and it's up to Adrian to save his beloved home. But first he must travel to Scotland to learn the game.
Miss Derrien Edwards is not a typical Scottish lass. Her bouncy blond curls tucked under a woolen cap, she satisfies her love of the links by passing as a young male caddie named "Derry".
When Adrian arrives at St. Andrews links, he's paired with "Derry". While learning to play, Adrian struggles to ignore his strange attraction to the impudent caddie, and Derrien finds herself caught in her own trap. Secrets swirl as the day of reckoning arrives--and neither can afford to lose the game.
DANGEROUS LIAISONS SERIES, in order
A Diamond in the Rough
Sweeter Than Sin
Devil May Care
INTREPID HEROINES SERIES, in order
Code of Honor
The Hired Hero
A Stroke of Luck
Pistols at Dawn
SCANDALOUS SECRETS SERIES, in order
The Banished Bride
Lady of Letters
The Major's Mistake
LESSONS IN LOVE, in series order
The Defiant Governess
The Storybook Hero
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This was a fun read. Adrian has his life figured out, including the right type of woman for a wife. His father puts a damper on his plans when Adrian must win a wager in order to keep his home. A trip to Scotland to learn golf leads him to Derrien. She teaches him to play golf while maintaining a disguise and finds out they have more in common when she plays herself. Their feelings for each other grow before either realize it. I enjoyed Derrien's dual personas. She was able to temper her attitude to match each. Adrian turned out to be a wonderful person when he figured out what he really wanted in life. I recommend this story. I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for my honest review.
Found the first paragraph or so, rather stilted but the language soon improved and sounded more natural. It was interesting to read a story set in this historical period that dealt with garden design and the game of golf, quite unique in fact. I enjoyed the story and would recommend as a sweet, light hearted love story. I received this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review.
Beutifully written with captivating characters. A joy to read. This story is for everyone who loves romance. L.M.A.
Sweet, clean read. Entertaining and original regency romance that has you on the links in Scotland instead of at the usual parties on the ton. 209 pages