Never Too Late

Never Too Late

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by Amara Royce
     
 

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Expect the unexpected, especially in a room filled with books. . .

Honoria Duchamp is well aware that men often consider widows easy prey for the role of mistress. What else could explain the attentions of handsome Lord Devin, and his visits to her bookshop? The much younger Viscount has even shown interest in the printing press with which she

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Expect the unexpected, especially in a room filled with books. . .

Honoria Duchamp is well aware that men often consider widows easy prey for the role of mistress. What else could explain the attentions of handsome Lord Devin, and his visits to her bookshop? The much younger Viscount has even shown interest in the printing press with which she creates pamphlets on London's basest injustices. Yet his chief interest appears to be in her. . .

Coerced to investigate Nora's controversial pamphlets, Devin expected to find a bookish matron. Instead, he is taken with Nora's womanly beauty, sharp intellect, and quick wit. Soon, what begins as an unwelcome task becomes a pleasure, and Devin's job becomes more dangerous—for them both. For Nora has no idea of the vicious element she's crossed. Now Devin will risk his reputation to protect her—and much more to win her love. . .

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ISBN-13:
9781601831170
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
05/02/2013
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Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
226
Sales rank:
64,586
File size:
829 KB

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Never Too Late 3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 122 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
entirely too descriptive sex scenes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is what great writers are about. I am sure Cathy Maxwell Elizabeth Hoty Eloise James will agree.... lookinf foward to reading the many othets I am sure to come. Women no matter the age needs to know that Love can always happen and its never to late. A must read. Ms. D from Bronx, NY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful love story! Very romantic and with some adventure and mystery thrown in. Absolutely loved it!!
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Mrs. Honoria Duchamp is a widowed owner of a book shop in London. So why would Lord Devin have any interest in her.  Lord Devin has been assigned the task of ruining the widow Duchamp, he is being blackmailed with a scandal that will threaten his family. He has to stop Mrs. Duchamp from printing pamphlets about social disgraces she has uncovered. Apparently, one of Mrs. Duchamp’s pamphlets has hit close to home for some very powerful people making her a target with some very dangerous enemies. As soon as Lord Devin meets Mrs. Duchamp, he is immediately drawn to her, like no other woman before her. He quickly realizes that he must find a way to clear Mrs. Duchamp of this scandal and still save his family’s reputation. This book grew on me quickly. I found myself emotionally vested in Honoria’s quest as well as her heartache. Surprising revelations, unseen betrayals and character growth made this a fascinating and intriguing read. Amara Royce did a brilliant job, pulling us into this wonderful historical romance. This ARC copy of Never Too Late was given to me by Kensington Books in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publications on May 2, 2013.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and engaging. I would read another of the author's book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent romance! There was mystery, adventure and plenty of attraction. The literature lover in me adored the appearance of several literary figures of the day. Elizabeth Barrett Browning's visit to the book shop was especially delightful. I liked that this story had the heroine older than the hero instead of the other way around, too. Not exactly your standard historical romance set-up. Highly recommend!
evague83 More than 1 year ago
Thank goodness for Free Friday's, I'm so glad I gave this a chance. I loved the idea of not only the women being older, but that he knew he loved her before she did. It was nice to see him fight for her, and the life they could have together. I really enjoyed how the author had them encounter obstacles but were able to work them out and become closer. I highly recommend this book, and author, for those who like a little bit of everything. There was just enough information without going overboard to become boring, and there was also just enough spice to enhance the story and not overtake it. Like I said, don't miss out, you deeply regret it. Can't wait to read what else this author has to offer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was better then I could ever have imagined. What a great romance. I can hardly wait for another book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Skipped parts where it became boring and too wordy. Overall good book.
shellei2012 More than 1 year ago
Loved the romance and the twists and turns of the plot. Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this one, actually gave a woman a real brain. GJRA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written with carefully crafted characters and an interesting plot, this isn't your typical run of the mill historical romance. Instead of an ingenue, we have a mature woman as the centerpiece of the story, and a younger man who has the depth of character to appreciate her ... in all ways. Ms. Royce has the skill to not just sell this story, but to make it sing. Romantic, intelligent and satisfying. I recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
--but thought this rather enjoyable. It had some substance; especially with a female character with some sense and independence; a social conscience and grit to do something abput it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our heroine is a 40-year-old woman who was born into the aristocracy but forced to support herself as a bookseller for the past twenty years. Socially, this makes her a pariah in high society, so she just focuses on maintaining a low profile and quietly supporting her social causes. Our hero is a young (mid-20s) lord who finds himself doing various "jobs" for a blackmailing solicitor. The latest task is to thoroughly discredit and/or eliminate our heroine, who is printing pamphlets that are irritating the blackmailer's client. The plot is typical for the genre. There are deep dark secrets from the past, loyal and disloyal friends, and truly bad villains. Somehow the bad guys have to be eliminated without exposing anyone's family secrets. And the heroine needs to overcome her (quite sensible) qualms about the hero's intentions. Because of their age difference, she can't believe this incredibly handsome young man could be interested in her for anything other than a brief fling, and she refuses his invitations until his mother weighs in on his side. This is the one area where I feel the plot is weak. I can't figure out why the heroine, who is still beautiful at her "advanced" age, is still on the shelf. Has no eligible man walked into her bookstore for the past twenty years? And why is the lord's mother pushing them together, instead of looking for a daughter-in-law who is young enough to produce a flock of heirs? That said, it's refreshing to have a young man looking for a woman with depth and strength, rather than an immature girl whose main assets are her face and figure.
chbrown21 More than 1 year ago
While this is not my preferred genre I did enjoy this historical romance. Some times you just want to read a smooth ride that you know will get to your happy destination.
Jan_Smith More than 1 year ago
Great read! Quite unique and very interesting story line, excellently written characters. All in all a very enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect book for a rainy afternoon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed story. Unlike previous reviewer, i did not think the sex scenes were over the top graphic. A very solid story, characters well developed. Would read from this author again
cinderellaRM More than 1 year ago
Love to read these old romances so much better than the romance of today. Love the history, love it when something seems so impossible.. but then anything is possible.love that the book is free cause if I could I would read all. looking forward to more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. Lord Devin knew what he wanted and he wanted Nora, he was 26, Nora was 38, but age didn't matter. I too married a younger man, 15 yrs younger!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I adored this story-and I'm saying this after just finishing, prior to this one, another historical romance that I felt to be one of the best I've ever read by Jennifer St. Giles called"The Mistress of Trellewyne"(i think thats how it was spelled;). I went into this novel fully expecting to be letdown, but I was very wrong. Instead, I found myself forgetting about the other characters I had grown so attached to from the previous novel as I quickly became enamored with 40ish year old Honoria(a widowed bookstore merchant)and 26 year old Alex(a handsome Earl). All else aside, you have to admit that the role reversal-older woman with younger man,etc.-alone is enough to make this a historical romance worth reading....then add to that the steamy chemistry between the MC's and the inevitable love scenes that are the result, and you have yourself a novel that is anything but boring or"Cleche". So buy it and dont forget to read it asap!:)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was awful! I skimmed parts and didn't miss much. I didn't care for the hero heroine either.
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Lord Alexander Devin is being blackmailed into doing odd jobs for Mr. Withersby to protect his family. His newest assignment is to discredit Mrs. Honoria Duchamp of Evans Books. He's just not sure how to go about the job until she falls right into his arms. Honoria Duchamp is spirited, independent, and free thinker that loves her job selling books. She tries not to let what other people say about her thwart her position. Yet Honoria finds that mesmerizing pair of emerald green eyes sorely tempts her in new ways. Alexander is struck by the fascinating contradiction Honoria proves to be. Who is Lord Devin? Why harm Honoria Duchamp? Will Honoria admit her feelings? Your answers await you in Never Too Late.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA