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Surrender to a Scoundrel

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No woman can resist him. . .

Lord Martin Langdon takes pride in his scandalous reputation as a scoundrel, and he considers the art of seduction a most rewarding pastime. So when this dashing rakehell learns of a particularly beautiful woman who is "impossible to flirt with," Martin is determined to prove that not even the prim and proper Evelyn Wheaton can resist his charms.

Except one.

Evelyn knows all about ...

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Overview

No woman can resist him. . .

Lord Martin Langdon takes pride in his scandalous reputation as a scoundrel, and he considers the art of seduction a most rewarding pastime. So when this dashing rakehell learns of a particularly beautiful woman who is "impossible to flirt with," Martin is determined to prove that not even the prim and proper Evelyn Wheaton can resist his charms.

Except one.

Evelyn knows all about the reckless rogue's shocking reputation and she wants nothing to do with him. She may be looking for a husband, but Martin is certainly not a candidate. The smoldering looks he sends her way, however, are a different matter entirely. She suspects there is great passion to be had if she'd throw caution to the wind and surrender to this scoundrel . . . but dare she risk her heart?

And will Martin, who hides a most tormented past, find true love at last?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060819361
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/26/2006
  • Series: An Avon Romantic Treasure Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 680,145
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Julianne MacLean fell in love with some of the classic romances—Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Pride and Prejudice—while completing her degree in English literature. Then she decided that she needed a "real job," but after a brief stint as a government auditor, she realized she just didn't care enough about numbers matching up. So a month before her wedding, she sat down and wrote the first paragraph of a romance. Now fifteen years, a husband, and a daughter later, Julianne is a happy, fulfilled, stay-at-home mom and a devoted romance writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2007

    Smooth Sexy Victorian!

    Fans of historical romance will watch and wait for the next Julianne MacLean release, as each of her books are a delight to read. Surrender to a Scoundrel is no different. The usual research, story and character development is there like her other novels. This story takes place during the time of the famous Cowes Week and yacht races so popular during this period of history. It opens with young Evelyn Foster and her friend Penelope dressing up as young boys and sneaking into a boys dormitory in order to not only see what it looks like, but to sneak a peak of the handsome Lord Martin Langdon, who Penelope has a crush on. They catch the rogue in his usual pursuit, in bed with a young maiden. The straight-laced Evelyn Foster is completely turned off by this scoundrel, even though as a younger man he was a hero and saved her from drowning. The story then moves ahead years later to Crowes Week. Evelyn is attending the event as the sought after young, rich widow Evelyn Wheaton. Lord Martin Langdon arrives with his fast yacht, expecting to win the race and the heart of the most sought after lady of the event, only to find out that there is stiff competition for the race and that this year's sought after lady is a straight-laced, hard-to-get widow and just happens to be the Evelyn Foster from his youth. He is immediately enchanted by the older Evelyn, no longer plain, but beautiful and intelligent, as well as extremely wealthy. Evelyn is not so enchanted, as she remembers the rogue she knew years ago, and the scoundrel appears to not have changed by the stories of his exploits throughout the years since they last met. Martin's seduction eventually wears Evelyn down and they become passionate lovers. What is enchanting about this story is what Julianne MacLean has a talent to do - write the deep depth of feelings and struggles characters are dealing with to overcome their fears about life in order to realize that all that matters is love and that love overcomes all. She did this so beautifully in Love According to Lily and we see it once again in this story. I am looking forwarding to yet another Julianne MacLean romance.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    charming Victorian romance

    In 1891 England everyone recognizes Lord Martin Langdon as a throwback to the great rakes of the Regency era. His reputation as a scoundrel is well earned and he cherishes every word that he hears. When he hears rumors that widow Evelyn Wheaton is the frostiest prim and proper lady of them all, Martin sees a challenge because he knows how icy she can be since she rescued him from a lake when she was a child and from a dorm when she was sixteen. Still he decides the games afoot as he plans to have fun corrupting her. Though she hides her regard for Martin from him, Evelyn has him on a pedestal as her hero. She rejects the common belief that he loves his notorious reputation and would like to help him regain all he lost though she knows he would not make a good second husband for her. As he teaches her to sail, he finds he enjoys her élan for life. Soon he wants much more as he has fallen in love, but will she tell him that she surrendered her heart to this scoundrel when she was still a Foster. --- Though the typical plot of Guys and Dolls in a Victorian setting readers will enjoy the game between the immovable scoundrel vs. the unbreakable moralist, as love changes the rules of their contest. The story line is fun to follow as Martin believes he is the one to break the ice unaware that his target worships him as she has for over a decade. Julianne MacLean provides a delightful charmer as the scoundrel surrenders to the siren. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2007

    Maclean weaves magic with her newest book

    I'll admit it: I've never been a romance fan... until I read Julianne Maclean's latest novel, Surrender to a Scoundrel. It's a wonderful escape to another time and place, one that I looked forward to every day as I devoured this book. Maclean's characters are so perfectly crafted and she conveys place, time, and customs so convincingly, that it plops you in the 1800's and lets you enjoy the ride. I rooted for the main character, Evelyn and loved her 'scoundrel', Martin. (I rooted for him too.) This is a really fun read.

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