In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady

In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady

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by Gayle Callen
     
 

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Entranced by a portrait, haunted by scandal, he would stop at nothing to learn the truth . . . even if it led to their utter ruin.

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Entranced by a portrait, haunted by scandal, he would stop at nothing to learn the truth . . . even if it led to their utter ruin.

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Publishers Weekly
Veteran historical romance writer Callen (Never Marry a Stranger) begins this 1840s romance with a painting depicting two items of interest to Julian Delane, earl of Parkhurst: a gorgeous naked woman, rumored to be one of the ton, and her diamond necklace, stolen from Julian's father a decade earlier. Demure debutante Rebecca Leland was recently seen sporting the diamond, but when Julian catches her and her sister and cousin trying to steal the painting, all three young ladies claim to be the model. Threats from another gem seeker send Rebecca off on a wild journey across the countryside; lustful, curious Julian soon catches up, and they're quick to take advantage of their unchaperoned solitude. Though the tale sports only the thinnest veneer of historical verisimilitude, the hero and heroine are engaging, making this a pleasantly spicy early beach read. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061783418
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/27/2010
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
758,358
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

After a detour through fitness instructing and computer programming, Gayle Callen found the life she'd always dreamed of as a romance writer. This USA Today bestselling author has written more than twenty historical romances for Avon Books, and her novels have won the Holt Medallion, the Laurel Wreath Award, the Booksellers' Best Award, and been translated into eleven different languages. The mother of three grown children, an avid crafter, singer, and outdoor enthusiast, Gayle lives in Central New York with her dog, Uma, and her husband, Jim the Romance Hero. She also writes contemporary romances as Emma Cane.

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In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
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The story is pleasant enough, but almost mildly uncomfortable at times. Overall it is worth a read, though not fully worth the cost. While the reasoning for such actions makes sense, having a debuntante posing nude for a painting seems too much of a stretch. I find the sexual encounters well written, and good frequency. What I considered too much was the use of the phrase "at last" which is repeated so much it started to ruin the story for me. The author could have substituted other terms occasionally, such as "finally," or left the phrase out of numerous sentences which didn't really need the added words. I might consider recommending this book, but I won't be reading it again myself.
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The best book of the series. Really liked the characters and their chemistry.
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The Scandalous Lady trilogy is my fave Callen series.
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