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Last Night's Scandal

Last Night's Scandal

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by Loretta Chase
     
 

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After surviving the perils of Egypt, Peregrine Dalmay, Earl of Lisle, is back in London, facing the most dire threat of all: his irrational family . . . and Miss Olivia Wingate-Carsington. A descendant of notorious—but very aristocratic—swindlers, the delectable redhead has the ability to completely unhinge him and a long history of dragging him

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After surviving the perils of Egypt, Peregrine Dalmay, Earl of Lisle, is back in London, facing the most dire threat of all: his irrational family . . . and Miss Olivia Wingate-Carsington. A descendant of notorious—but very aristocratic—swindlers, the delectable redhead has the ability to completely unhinge him and a long history of dragging him into her scandalous schemes.

Olivia may be Society's darling, but she's aware a respectable future looms menacingly. And so when Lisle is forced to go on a family mission, she sees this as the perfect chance for one last adventure—even if it is with the one man in the world she can't wrap around her finger. But really, she only wants to help . . .

Which is why Lisle and Olivia find themselves in a gloomy Scottish castle inhabited by spiteful ghosts and craven murderers . . . and a shocking secret: the greatest peril of all may be burning within their own stubborn hearts.

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Library Journal
The last thing overworked Kate Daltry wants to do is go to a ball—or meet a prince, for that matter—especially while pretending to be someone else. But when her selfish stepmother commands her to take her indisposed (and pregnant) half-sister's place so said half-sister and her fiancé can gain the prince's approval to wed, Kate heads for the castle and is swept into the most intriguing and unexpectedly passionate, if not always proper, adventure of her life. A responsible, beleaguered, impoverished prince who'd much rather be digging up Carthage, a smart, outspoken, equally responsible heroine who just wants a home and family of her own, an outrageously perfect godmother, a surfeit of animals, and a romance that is apparently doomed from the start add up to one of James's most original stories to date. VERDICT Nonstop action, quick-witted, intelligent banter, clever plotting, remarkable, well-defined characters, and breathtaking sensuality make James's exquisitely written, hilarious take on Cinderella another magical sparkler. One can only hope that there will be a similarly reinvented Snow White or Sleeping Beauty in the offing. James (A Duke of Her Own) lives in the New York City area.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061632679
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/27/2010
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
740,667
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Loretta Chase has worked in academe, retail, and the visual arts, as well as on the street—as a meter maid—and in video, as a scriptwriter. She might have developed an excitingly checkered career had her spouse not nagged her into writing fiction. Her bestselling historical romances, set in the Regency and Romantic eras of the early nineteenth century, have won a number of awards, including the Romance Writers of America's RITA®.

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Last Night's Scandal 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hopefully more Carsington's will be found in Ms. Chase's imagination so that she can write their stories. Loved this romance and these characters. They were kids in Lord Perfect and will probably remain forever young in heart.. Although this is a stand alone book, the series will bring you joy. Very well written. Good reading!
BellarosaMI More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Loved the characters - wish I knew them. Loretta Chase has such wit and passed that along to her characters. You feel right along with them. Very, very good!
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Kalira18 More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
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Reid20 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book! I would give 4 1/2 stars! Loretta Chase is such a good historical romance author. She is definitely one of my favorites. Her books have humor, adventure and terrific characters. This book is no exception! While reading Last Night's Scandal, I felt like I was catching up with old friends. The main two characters, Lisle and Olivia, were children in 'Lord Perfect' who had set out on an adventure together. From the moment the see each other again, sparks fly between these two old friends. Olivia is outrageous and emotional. Lisle is analytical and conscientious. Together they are terrific. There is one thing I missed in the book. I wanted more verbalization of their feelings between the characters. They had a long history and obviously, cared for each other for years. It was a missed opportunity for the author. Still, I highly recommend the book.