How to School Your Scoundrel [NOOK Book]

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Three intrepid princesses find themselves targets in a deadly plot against the crown—until their uncle devises a brilliant plan to keep them safe...


Princess Luisa has devoted her life to duty, quietly preparing to succeed her father as ruler. Nothing, however, primed her to live on the run, disguised as a personal secretary to a notorious English scoundrel. The earl is just the man to help her reclaim her throne, but Luisa is drawn to her ...

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Overview

Three intrepid princesses find themselves targets in a deadly plot against the crown—until their uncle devises a brilliant plan to keep them safe...


Princess Luisa has devoted her life to duty, quietly preparing to succeed her father as ruler. Nothing, however, primed her to live on the run, disguised as a personal secretary to a notorious English scoundrel. The earl is just the man to help her reclaim her throne, but Luisa is drawn to her powerful employer in ways she never imagined…


Philip, Earl of Somerton, has spent six years married to a woman in love with another man—he refuses to become a fool due to imprudent emotions ever again. Only, as his carefully laid plans for vengeance falter, fate hands him hope for redemption in the form of a beautiful and determined young princess who draws him into a risky game of secrets, seduction, and betrayal. And while his cunning may be enough to save her life, nothing can save him from losing his heart…

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
06/15/2014
Posing as a male secretary to the Earl of Somerton in a clever plan to keep her safely hidden from the assassins who killed her father and husband, Luisa, crown princess of a tiny European principality, has her hands full with her difficult aristocratic boss, who tests her patience and loyalty at every turn. But her secret is discovered when she falls ill with typhoid, and while employer and employee agree to maintain the façade, ignoring their growing attraction is far more difficult. A ruthless, vengeance-driven hero and a brave, duty-bound heroine face betrayal, violence, and danger as they race from England to Italy and finally to Germany to battle the villains and reclaim Luisa's throne. VERDICT Witty banter, sharp humor, and delectable sexual chemistry spice up this exquisitely written, nonstop adventure that takes the cross-dressing theme to the max, adds a dollop of farce, and beautifully wraps up this offbeat late Victorian trilogy. Gray (How To Master Your Marquis) lives in the Northeast.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-05-07
A betrayed princess hides in plain sight, disguised as the male secretary to the most ruthless earl in England, biding her time until it's safe to return to her country while falling under the spell of her complex, compelling employer.Crown Princess Luisa has spent her life doing her duty to her father, her country and her people. But when a group of anarchists kills her father and her husband and overruns her tiny alpine principality, she and her sisters are sent into hiding in England. Luisa winds up as the acting secretary to the Earl of Somerton, whom she dubs "an overbearing, demanding, bleak-faced despot," though she soon becomes nearly indispensable to his business and remains practically the only person in his orbit who will stand up to him. Feeling oddly satisfied and liberated by the work she is doing, and increasingly drawn to the mercurial earl, she is still in a constant state of low-level worry for her sisters and her vanquished country. When she realizes that Somerton seeks vengeance against his unfaithful wife and her lover, Luisa attempts to turn him against a path that will harm him as much as it does them, though he considers her motives questionable when he discovers that she's connected to the lover. And she is a princess. And her uncle, the enigmatic Duke of Olympia, wants her back on the throne, with Somerton by her side. As they navigate forgiveness, redemption and their fledgling love, they must also dodge death threats and enemies far closer to home than anyone thinks. Prolific author Gray wraps up her second trilogy with the same lyrical writing, lush romance, complex plotting and emotional depth she's become known for, and we are charmed by and invested in the determined princess, her tiny monarchy and the ruthless man she tames.Another delightful, enchanting romantic adventure from the talented Gray.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101613023
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/3/2014
  • Series: A Princess in Hiding Romance , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 18,491
  • File size: 967 KB

Meet the Author


Juliana Gray began writing as a child to relieve the tedium of being sentenced to her room, and later turned to romance to relieve the tedium of unsatisfactory suitors. Sadly, despite five years’ residence in the most exclusive areas of London, she never met a single duke, though she once shared a taxi with a future baron.



Juliana’s debut romance trilogy, A Lady Never Lies, A Gentleman Never Tells, and A Duke Never Yields, won widespread acclaim, including the RT Book Review’s Seal of Excellence for August 2012. She followed up that trilogy with her Princess in Hiding series, including How to Train Your Duke, How to Master Your Marquis, and How to School Your Scoundrel. As Beatriz Williams, she is also the author of Overseas and A Hundred Summers. She enjoys dark chocolate, champagne, and dinner parties, and adores hearing from readers.
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  • Posted July 5, 2014

    Great read

    If you love regency England, you will love this book. Ms. Gray is one of my favorites!

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  • Posted June 26, 2014

    This is definitely my favorite of the series, mostly because the

    This is definitely my favorite of the series, mostly because there is a lot more action and the story moves to Italy and then back to Holstein-Schweinwald-Huhnhof as Luisa attempts to regain her throne and defeat the anarchists. I also appreciated that Luisa and Somerton didn't just jump into bed together. There was a logical progression in their relationship, and they did the honorable thing (which is saying a lot for a scoundrel such as Somerton). It was a challenge to redeem Somerton, since he was pretty much the bad guy in at least two other lines of this story, but by the end, there was no question he had found the right woman and deserved his HEA. I loved the epilogue, because I just bet the family reunions are a doozy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    Not perfect but enjoyable

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  • Posted June 12, 2014

    How to School Your Scoundrel by Juliana Gray is the 3rd book in

    How to School Your Scoundrel by Juliana Gray is the 3rd book in her historical romance, A Princess in Hiding series. I very much enjoyed the first two books in this series, as Juliana Gray does a wonderful job in creating a fun storyline with a little bit of everything; romance, historical, mystery, danger, but above all the story had a lot of humor, and was joy to read.

    A quick but spoiler free background on this series: Three princesses (Louisa, Stefanie and Emilie) find themselves targets in a deadly plot against the crown, that has already killed their father. Their uncle, the Duke of Olympia, puts together a plan to separate them in disguise, until it is safe.

    This is Louisa’s story, as she is sent to the mansion of the Earl of Somerton, to be his assistant. What I love about these stories is the fun watching each of these young ladies in disguise, and how the hero of the book finds himself becoming somewhat attracted to them. Gray does this so well.

    Somerton is our anti-hero, who comes across early on as ruthless, and arrogant. We met him in a previous series of Gray’s, and at that time he was an unlikely hero. Early on, when Louisa arrives to work for Somerton as Mr. Markham, we found ourselves not liking him. Somerton is in an unhappy marriage, as his wife of 6 years, pines for another man, and all he wants is revenge against the man in question. Louisa sympathizes with the wife and her young son, since Somerton is cruel, angry and mean to his wife, totally ignoring her. I personally thought he had every reason to feel this way.

    Somerton tests Mr. Markham, sending him on wild goose chases to ensure his loyalty. It is Markham to finds the proof for Somerton about his wife’s love of the other man. At this point, Somerton finds himself losing control, but it is Louisa who will help him see the light. . Eventually, in time, things will change and he will see the woman under the disguise.

    Louisa visits often her “aunt” (Duke Olympia) to check up on her sisters, as it is Louisa who will become the ruler of the crown, and she is the one the traitors are trying to find and kill. She knows she needs someone powerful, like Somerton to help her reclaim her throne, not to mention she finds herself falling for him.

    What follows is a wonderful romance, which you knew was coming, but totally took us by surprise as how great they were together. The fact that Gray can redeem someone like Somerton, who was a villain in a previous story, not to mention his unlikeability early on tells you how terrific a writer she is.

    How to School Your Scoundrel not only is a wonderful, sexy and fun romance, but it also an exciting mystery, with danger throughout that heads to a wild frenzied climax, with a few twists along the way. It was fun to see everyone from all three books come together to fight the enemy. I love Juliana Gray’s writing, as she creates wonderful couples, great secondary characters, and adds such fun humor to her stories. If you enjoy historical romances, with a little bit of mystery, sexy romance, and just simply a delightful read, then this book is for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2014

    Does not disappoint.

    This effort finishes out the princesses in fine style. If you haven't read the other two, set to at once! I PAID FOR THE BOOK MYSELF.

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