Lord Perfect

Lord Perfect

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by Loretta Chase
     
 

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IDEAL
The heir to the Earl of Hargate, Benedict Carsington, Viscount Rathbourne, is the perfect aristocrat. Tall, dark, and handsome, he is known for his impeccable manners and good breeding. Benedict knows all the rules and has no trouble following them—until she enters his life.

INFAMOUS
Bathsheba Wingate belongs to the rotten branch of the DeLucey

Overview

IDEAL
The heir to the Earl of Hargate, Benedict Carsington, Viscount Rathbourne, is the perfect aristocrat. Tall, dark, and handsome, he is known for his impeccable manners and good breeding. Benedict knows all the rules and has no trouble following them—until she enters his life.

INFAMOUS
Bathsheba Wingate belongs to the rotten branch of the DeLucey family: a notorious lot of liars, frauds, and swindlers. Small wonder her husband’s high-born family disowned him. Now widowed, she’s determined to give her daughter a stable life and a proper upbringing. Nothing and no one will disrupt Bathsheba’s plans—until he enters her life…

SCANDALOUS
Then Bathsheba’s hoyden daughter lures Benedict’s precocious nephew into a quest for a legendary treasure. To recover the would-be knights errant, Benedict and Bathsheba must embark on a rescue mission that puts them in dangerous, intimate proximity. It’s a situation virtually guaranteed to end in mayhem—even scandal!—if anyone else were involved. But Benedict is in perfect control of events. Perfect control, despite his mad desire to break all the rules. Perfect control. Really.

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Publishers Weekly
In the crowded field of Regency romances, Chase's work (The Lion's Daughter) is distinguished by its ironic tone, witty writing and narrative drive; her latest is no exception. Benedict Carsington, the Viscount Rathbourne, has the reputation of a perfect gentleman, which in 1821 London society means controlled, haughty and above reproach. By contrast, Bathsheba Wingate is about as disreputable as a Wingate gets, having been born to the notorious DeLucey branch of the family, a "completely untrustworthy" bunch who have "made themselves famous for their scandals." Widowed by a disinherited man, Bathsheba struggles to make ends meet and to provide every opportunity for her strong-willed daughter, Olivia-who, much to her mother's dismay, absconds in search of buried treasure, accompanied by Benedict's nephew and informal ward. Drawn to each other from the moment they meet, Bathsheba and Benedict strive to suppress their desires as they chase the little rascals right into the pristine stronghold of the disapproving Wingates. Readers will relish the loosening of Benedict's perfect control and the endearing, dry humor with which he and Bathsheba confront their inevitable downfall-as well as their satisfying redemption. (Mar.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101205426
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/07/2006
Series:
Carsington Family Series , #3
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
39,881
File size:
346 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Loretta Chase holds a B.A. from Clark University, where she majored in English and minored unofficially in visual art. Her past lives include part-time teaching at Clark and a Dickensian six-month experience as a meter maid. In the course of moonlighting as a corporate video scriptwriter, she fell under the spell of a producer who lured her into writing novels . . . and marrying him. The union has resulted in more than a dozen books and a number of awards, including the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award.  You can talk to Loretta via her email address Author@LorettaChase.com, or visit her website at www.LorettaChase.com.

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Lord Perfect 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Widower Viscount Benedict ¿Lord Perfect¿ Carsington escorts his thirteen year old nephew Peregrine to Lord Belzoni¿s tomb of antiquity where the young lord is drawing the displays. Twelve year old Olivia Wingate tells Peregrine his work stinks and that she will be a knight one day soon he tells her girls cannot be knights so she dislodges him from his seat. Her mom, widow Bathsheba Wingate and Benedict calm things down.------ Peregrine¿s grandfather Lord Hargate informs the lad he needs a drawing master. Peregrine mentions that Mrs. Wingate is one Hargate says she is a scandalous woman who destroyed her late husband, but her work is brilliant he hires her.----- Olivia sends secret notes to Peregrine informing him that she will look for her ancestor¿s hidden treasure so that her mom can be treated like the lady she is. Peregrine secretly meets Olivia at the British Museum where she informs him she is going on her treasure hunt. He fears for her safety so he leaves with her. Benedict realizes he is missing, finds their letters, and concludes that Peregrine has run off with Olivia. He informs Bathsheba and they agree to catch the two youngsters before they get into trouble or cause a scandal. As the adults follow, they fall in love. However, the Ton thinks she is a slut so a relationship is impossible between LORD PERFECT and MISS WONDERFUL.---- LORD PERFECT stars a fine lead couple whose relationship beyond attraction slowly grows once the chase begins. The solid support cast especially her sly daughter and his intelligent caring nephew add depth to the delightful on the road story line. Loretta Chase provides a fabulous character rich Regency romance that sub-genre fans will appreciate.----- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Benedict and Bathsheba's romance. The characters are brilliant, the story funny, heartwarming, sensual, captivating and the children were great. Enjoyed the Carsington series and everyone of the brothers and their mates including the Earl and his spouse. Thank you Ms. Chase.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The tension b/t the characters is great, nice writing Ms. Chase.
RomanceReaderLG More than 1 year ago
I find this book way more than "just tolerable" - it's fantastic. The relationships between Benedict and Bathsheba and the one between the kids is absolutely pitch perfect. There is wit and humor galore, great sex scenes - it's got it all. I have loved this book for 4 or 5 years and reread it periodically - especially when all the more recent books I've read leave me cold and regretting spending the money. Why, oh why, can't we clone Loretta Chase and get lots more of her great books?!!
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She has done it again. This book had me laughing outloud the whole way through. So gratifying when perfection meets its match! Loretta Chase is truly gifted.
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