The Edge of Impropriety

The Edge of Impropriety

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by Pam Rosenthal
     
 

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Popular novelist and Countess of Gorham Marina Wyatt knows her public scandals help sell her romances. Her latest novel coincides with the arrival of her lover's uncle, Jasper James Hedges-an antiquarian who sees a priceless work of art in Marina. For all of her passionate works, none compare to the erotic adventure that Jasper promises...

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Popular novelist and Countess of Gorham Marina Wyatt knows her public scandals help sell her romances. Her latest novel coincides with the arrival of her lover's uncle, Jasper James Hedges-an antiquarian who sees a priceless work of art in Marina. For all of her passionate works, none compare to the erotic adventure that Jasper promises...

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Beautiful, smart, and a wildly successful romance writer, Marina Wyatt, the widowed Countess of Gorham, enjoys a delightfully scandalous reputation and makes good use of it to promote her books. However, when the scholarly uncle of her supposed latest flirt approaches her with his concerns, the attraction between them flares into page-singeing passion and launches a clandestine affair that could prove unexpectedly deadly for them both. A cast of remarkably memorable secondary characters, including an obsessed blackmailer and a precocious preadolescent, join a beautifully matched, eminently appealing hero and heroine in a well-researched, secret-laden story that delves beneath the "proper" surface of early 19th-century English high society. This novel is supremely sensual, wickedly witty, and one of the author's best to date. Noted for exquisitely written, intelligent romances that often hover near the erotic edges of the genre, Rosenthal (The Slightest Provocation) lives in San Francisco.


—Kristin Ramsdell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451233509
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The Edge of Impropriety 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In 1829, popular novelist Marina Wyatt relishes being top fodder of gossip as she believes that sells books. Thus when her newest tale is to be released, Marina times that by dumping her current lover Sir Anthony Hedges so that the gossip columns can have a field day with her scandalous behavior and she benefits with higher profits reputation means nothing except if it infamously increases sales.------------- Soon after kicking Anthony out of her bed, she meets his scholarly renowned antiquarian Uncle Jasper James Hedges. He is atypical of the all brawn no brain hunks she uses. Instead he is intelligent and believes she is too. He makes it clear he wants her, but takes her on an adventure like none she has ever been on before way beyond THE EDGE OF IMPROPRIETY and she knows there is no going back.-------------- This is a fabulous erotic late Regency romance starring an interesting unique lead female who uses men as her tool and fool until Jasper turns her concept of the male having all thoughts in the lower head upside down. The story line is well written and fast-paced especially when Jasper arrives in London. Pam Rosenthal writes an engaging historical due to the lead couple especially the refreshing Marina, who is a 'man-izer' until the scholar shows her a more complete world.----------- Harriet Klausner
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Not highly erotic, but full of interesting, very human characters and an interesting set of story lines.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think too many things were told rather than shown...so it made the writing awkward for me. Too dense. Needed more dialogue
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