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The Edge of Impropriety

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Break the sensual boundaries of Regency England with the bestselling author of The Slightest Provocation.

The ribald private life of novelist Countess Marina Wyatt is the stuff of public scandal-and it doesn't hurt the sale of her romances either. But she's totally unprepared for her consuming new affair with Jasper James Hedges, noted art appraiser and her former lover's uncle. In Marina, Jasper sees a work of art of another kind. And for all of Marina's passionate inventions, ...

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Overview

Break the sensual boundaries of Regency England with the bestselling author of The Slightest Provocation.

The ribald private life of novelist Countess Marina Wyatt is the stuff of public scandal-and it doesn't hurt the sale of her romances either. But she's totally unprepared for her consuming new affair with Jasper James Hedges, noted art appraiser and her former lover's uncle. In Marina, Jasper sees a work of art of another kind. And for all of Marina's passionate inventions, nothing can compare to what Jasper delivers-an erotic and dangerous voyage to the edge of impropriety and beyond.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451233509
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2008

    This is a fabulous erotic late Regency romance

    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

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Not highly erotic, but full of interesting, very human character

    Not highly erotic, but full of interesting, very human characters and an interesting set of story lines.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    I just did not like the writing style.

    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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