A Tale of Two Lovers (Writing Girl Series #2)

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He is notorious.

Lord Simon Roxbury is a godsend to gossip columnists everywhere. This notorious rake has recently been caught in an extremely compromising position by none other than The London Weekly's Lady of Distinction. Rumor also has it that Lord R received an ultimatum: be wed or be penniless.

She is scandalous.

As A Lady of Distinction, Lady Julianna Somerset typically reports on other people's ...

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Overview

He is notorious.

Lord Simon Roxbury is a godsend to gossip columnists everywhere. This notorious rake has recently been caught in an extremely compromising position by none other than The London Weekly's Lady of Distinction. Rumor also has it that Lord R received an ultimatum: be wed or be penniless.

She is scandalous.

As A Lady of Distinction, Lady Julianna Somerset typically reports on other people's scandals, but soon she finds herself embroiled in a very public battle with an irate Lord Roxbury—one that leaves her reputation in tatters and her position at The Weekly on the line.

Together they're... respectable?

With no other choice available, these two enemies unite in a marriage of convenience to rescue both their reputations and secure his fortune. With their rivals intent on revealing the charade, Lady Julianna and Lord Simon inevitably surrender to temptation. It may just be a love match after all . . .

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This sexy historical romp opens with a bang, as 19th-century gossip columnist Julianna, the prematurely widowed Lady Somerset, stumbles upon what she thinks is a taboo-breaking affair involving Lord Roxbury, an enigmatic rake who has bedded half of London (the female half). The scandalous report that Julianna pens in her London Weekly column quickly lands her in hot water with Roxbury. As the only son of a wealthy earl, he's just been given an ultimatum: marry in a month or lose the family fortune. Just when he needs his reputation the most, Julianna has crushed it to bits with tabloids accusations. With the clock ticking, Roxbury's roving, increasingly desperate eye turns in the lady of letter's direction, giving her—and society—quite a shock. "Nothing could impel me to marry him," Julianna protests. "I will not bind myself to another degenerate rake..." Rodale (A Groom of One's Own) has an intimate understanding of aristocratic England and a particular flair for rendering sumptuous period details, lingering sensually on hot-house gardens of imported blooming flowers, for instance. With one delicious plot twist upon another, Rodale's latest will keep readers guessing until the last bud is plucked. (Apr. 26)
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"With one delicious plot twist upon another, Rodale's latest will keep readers guessing until the last bud is plucked." —-Publishers Weekly Starred Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061922992
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/26/2011
  • Series: Writing Girl Series, #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 524,096
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother's insistence, and it wasn't long before she was writing her own. Maya is now the author of multiple Regency historical romances. She lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.

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  • Posted June 12, 2011

    Recommended fun

    The widow Lady Somerset is the "Lady of Distinction," the woman behind a prominent gossip column. And when she reports that Lord Roxbury was seen in an inappropriate embrace with a man at the same time his father decides to cut him off unless he marries with in the next month, the sexual tension between between the two begins. Neither character is perfect but they are both genuine. Lord Roxbury is a rake but kind. Lady Somerset is a gossip but her column is a way she discovered to survive financially after her husband's death. It was a fun quick read and though a second book in a series, this reviewer hadn't read the first and did not feel lost, but I think I might now track down a copy of the first and I look forward to the next book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2011

    RATING:4.5! A GREAT HISTORICAL ROMANCE WITH A TWIST! A TALE OF TWO LOVERS BY MAYA RODALE....

    A TALE OF TWO LOVERS by Maya Rodale is an exciting historical romance set in 1823 London,England.It is the second in the "Writing Girl" series,but can be read as a stand alone.Book One," A Groom of One's Own". This is a fast paced,page turning story of misunderstandings, scandalous information,love,forgiveness,healing,romance,and love.
    When gossip columnist,Julianna,Lady Somerset, stumbles upon a taboo breaking affair,or so it appears,involving the rakish, handsome, sexy,rakish Lord Roxbury,who by the way has bedded nearly all the woman in London,or so it is reported.She causes quiet the scandalous uproar and lands in extremely hot water with the dashing Lord Roxbury.Not only has she ruin Roxbury's stellar reputation but also his chances of marriage withing the month or lose his inheritance. Roxbury is furious with the lovely, alluring, Julianna,Lady Somerset,as well he should be.So Lord Roxbury decides to return the favor and ruin her reputation also.What follows is together they must try to savage their reputations.Julianna,once married to another rakish bounder,who dies in an scandalous way,vows never to marry again,so as not to be hurt again.But the devilish,handsome Lord Roxbury vows to make her pay for his misfortunes even if that involves marriage. And in the meantime Julianna is trying to find the location of her nemesis,The Man About Town.While both Julianna and Roxbury protests marriage they realize they must both survive.While tongues continue to wag,they learn to trust,heal,for forgiveness, passion and love.But a misunderstanding could tear them apart again...This is a wonderful historical romance with wit,and romance that will keep you turning the pages from the beginning to the end.A great read.This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Avon,an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers and My Book Addiction Reviews.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2011

    A good romance with a 'who did it' plot

    The story flows nicely and I liked the plot. It is more of a PG romance as it doesn't have much in the way of steamy sex scenes but a good read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2013

    Great romance!

    Bought 3 of this authors books, they were soo good. Cannot wait for the 4th one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    quick easy read :)

    not smutty at all. good clean romance :)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2011

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    a zany historical

    In 1823 in London, the weekly A Lady of Distinction reports of the latest scandalous affair of Lord R, who has slept with much of the aristocratic female population; this time he is allegedly caught with the taboo of the "stronger sex". His outraged father warns Roxbury that he marry within one month or accept poverty.

    Roxbury, Simon Sinclair had planned on dying as a wealthy bachelor. He blames his latest mess on gossip columnist Lady Julianna Somerset. As the rival A Man About Town places Lady Julianna in the hot sit due to her coverage of Lord R, raging Roxbury knows his time is running out on him so he decides to go after the widow who placed him in fiscal jeopardy. Though attracted to the rake, Julianna vows never again with another philander, but he insists a marriage of convenience is the only shelter for both of them.

    The latest The Writing Girl's Regency romance (see A Groom of One's Own) is a zany historical that will remind the audience of the madcap 1930s movies like His Girl Friday and Bringing Up Baby. The story line is fast-paced as Julianna has a penchant for gossip and trouble while Simon finds she rocks his world. Fans will enjoy this humorous tale with a touch of identity mystery,

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2015

    A Tale of Two Lovers is Maya Rodale's second book in her smart a

    A Tale of Two Lovers is Maya Rodale's second book in her smart and funny Writing Girls series, about four young women in Regency era London making a modest and independent living writing for the tabloid newspaper The London Weekly.
    Carolyn Morris is a wonderful narrator and the story is charming and very well-written. But the story is disappointing and unbelievable to me. I just can’t quite wrap my head around the fact that a smart woman would fall for a selfish and immature rake just like the first husband who broke her heart.
    Lady Juianna Somerset married once for love, and he disappointed her terribly with his gambling and incessant womanizing. When he died suddenly in a carriage accident, she vowed she would never give her heart again.
    She took a job as writer of the column, “A Lady of Distinction,” and one of her best targets is the notorious Lord Simon Roxbury. In the first book of the series, A Groom of One’s Own, he was rumored to be sleeping with two women at the same time without their ever knowing of their rivals. Scandalous!
    When Julianna comes upon Roxbury in a very compromising position, however, his reputation hangs precariously upon her poisoned pen.
    To complicate matters, Roxbury’s father has demanded that he marry immediately or he will be cut off financially. The problem now is that the scandal surrounding his latest escapade has scared off all potential brides in Polite Society.
    So when Roxbury recklessly creates a scandal involving Lady Julianna, now her reputation may be ruined…and she may lose her job and livelihood.
    Unless they marry.
    This is a sweet marriage of convenience story and it is charmingly told with witty banter, humorous situations, and heartfelt emotion. Julianna and Roxbury get to know each other after marriage and the initial attraction grows into love.
    But personally, I don’t see someone like Roxbury truly reforming, or someone as smart as Julianna thinking he ever will. But that’s why it’s fiction, right?
    Carolyn Morris reads very well but her voice for Roxbury is rather annoying. He sounds much older than I picture him and a bit on the pompous and conceited side. In other words, he’s not a sexy sounding hero. But I do like the voice for Julianna very much. Her vulnerability as well as her independence are clear and pleasant to listen to. Morris narrates all the books in the Writing Girls series and I look forward to listening to the final book, Seducing Mr. Knightly, when Annabelle finally gets the editor of The London Weekly to  notice her.
    I love Maya Rodale’s writing style and stories. They always make me laugh and smile. And this is an entertaining and lighthearted story, even if I don’t quite believe in this particular happily ever after. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2014

    Warriors Fantic part seven

    Lionpaw hid in the nursery, Snowpaw plastered beside him. They watched Smallpaw run off to train with her mentor Shadowfoot. <p>As soon as they were gone, Lionpaw shoved his entire leg in Snowpaw's pu**y. "Another, sis?" <p> Snowpaw moaned. "Yeah! I want plenty of practice!" Lion paw slid his other leg it, he spred her walls with great force, making her gasp. Snowpaw then relaxed, purring. Lionpaw smiled and quickly replaced his legs with his di**, ready to test his c**ing skills. <p>Snowpaw squeaked. "Wait! I don't wanna be controlled!" Lionpaw wasn't listening, he was busy c**ing in her! Snowpaw slowly relaxed and Lionpaw watched her eyes grow glassy. "My name's Master, and you always want me to take you over any time." <p>***<p> Moonpaw sighed and cleaned herself, thinking about Master. 'Would my kits grow up like that?' At that thought, something clicked in her mind. "Master? Who are you really?" Master froze and mou<_>nted on her. Moonpaw narrowed her eyes and pushed him off. "No, answer me...answer me Beesting!"<p> Beesting stared for a while before growling and pinning her down. "I am Master." He shoved his di** in her pu**y and cu*ed. <p> Moonpaw squirmed under the large tom's grip. She felt unwanted pleasure fill her. Soon she couldn't move, couldn't speak. She forgot who the tom was, how she felt. <p> The tom smiled and licked her cheek. "You are Moonpaw, and i am Master. You obey me without question and never think of anything exept more kits and my di**." <p> Moonpaw's tail instently wrapped around his di**. Master smiled and slid it back inside her. "Give in and obey me. Beg me to o<_>wn you." Moonpaw found herself relaxing and laying her head back. "Please, please Master! I'm begging you...i give in to you! Please ow<_>n me! Please Master." She said this almost hesitantly.<p> Master cu*ed even more. "Alright...you're VERY hor<_>ny right now." Moonpaw blinked and instently wanted all of him. "Please...Master, fu** me hard!"<p> to be continued next result.

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