Wicked Nights With a Lover

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What should a proper lady do when she believes her days are numbered?

Step One: Take a Lover . . .

After being told she will not survive beyond the year's end, prim and lovely Marguerite Laurent intends to live what remains of her life to the very fullest. Though she may never know love, she will know passion—and she agrees to a whirlwind romance with a former admirer. But hours before embarking upon her grand adventure, Marguerite is ...

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Wicked Nights With a Lover (Penwich School for Virtuous Girls Series #3)

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Overview

What should a proper lady do when she believes her days are numbered?

Step One: Take a Lover . . .

After being told she will not survive beyond the year's end, prim and lovely Marguerite Laurent intends to live what remains of her life to the very fullest. Though she may never know love, she will know passion—and she agrees to a whirlwind romance with a former admirer. But hours before embarking upon her grand adventure, Marguerite is abducted—by an unscrupulous rogue who boldly announces his intentions to bed and wed her before the week is out!

Step Two: Live With No Regrets . . .

Ash Courtland pulled himself up from the gutter to become a successful man of business, and now he wants revenge on his one-time partner for betraying him. Still, his enemy's bewitching daughter is most certainly not about to surrender her innocence to the infuriating—if shockingly attractive—cad who took her captive. Yet with no more than a touch, Ash makes her tremble with desire . . . and resisting the heat of his passion could cost Marguerite her last, best chance for ecstasy.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Jordan (In Scandal They Wed) craftily combines sensuous romance with 19th-century holiday cheer as fate unites an unlikely couple. Nurse Marguerite Laurent never believed in fortune tellers until Madame Foster's dire predictions for Marguerite's latest employer came true. Now Marguerite fears Foster's assertion that Marguerite will die before the year's end. Never one to avoid a challenge, Marguerite answers her estranged father's missive and travels to London to meet her half-sisters. Her father's business partner, Ash Courtland, decides to abduct Marguerite for his own personal gain, but is surprised by and attracted to her unyielding nature. Both Ash and Marguerite would rather avoid the pain of heartbreak than admit their mutual attraction, and the ever-present romantic angst is punctuated by Marguerite's desperate quest to avoid her dire fate. Engaging characters and a swift-moving plot make this perfect holiday escapist fare. (Dec.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061579233
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/30/2010
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 643,044
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Sophie Jordan

Sophie Jordan grew up on a pecan farm in the Texas hill country, where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times bestselling author of Avon historical romances and the Firelight series. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows..

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  • Posted December 23, 2010

    *sad face*

    Sophie has always been one of my go-to authors. However, this was by far my least favorite of her books. The premise was interesting. The heroine transformed from a seemingly deep character to a simpering idiot after the third chapter and the hero was completely forgettable and only slightly less obnoxious than the heroine. Even now, a few weeks after having read it... I'm still annoyed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2013

    Good book- this was the first  had read of this author. The stor

    Good book- this was the first  had read of this author. The story moves well and there is great character chemistry between them

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Are these book just about?

    Are the books just about sex

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Okay

    This story and the characters are likeable enough, but that is about it. Writing is competent, but not particularly evocative.

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  • Posted February 9, 2012

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    A Continuation of a Great Series

    When I read a review here about this book I was prepared to be disappointed. Instead I was greatly pleased.

    This book was a continuation of the three friends at Penwich School for Girls. The last of the friends finds her mate and two half sisters which may lead to other books.

    Marguerite is a practical and logical nurse but, when something almost supernatural occurs it shakes her out of her comfort zone and into the arms of her father's business partner. But, according to her father a gutter rat isn't good enough for his daughter.

    I thought this character was well developed and consistent with how she was portrayed in the other books. I think the author walked a fine line between the romance and the supernatural in this book. It almost put me off but, I kept thinking this is when the scientific revolution really began to develop. After all bleeding with leeches was an acceptable and common medical practice for many ailments. A series of coincidences can shake anyone's common sense.

    In the end the author I believe resolved those issues in an satisfying measure. I recommend this series to anyone. I recommend the author as well.

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  • Posted December 21, 2010

    A wonderful romance to warm up a winter's night!

    What would a sensible lady do if she believed she had less than a year to live? Marguerite Laurent decides to throw caution to the wind, take a lover and spend her remaining days in Spain. But before she can execute her plan, Ash Courtland acts on a plan of his own-to abduct and marry a daughter of his treacherous business partner. Too bad Ash kidnaps the only daughter who refuses to consider marriage, no matter how rich, handsome and dangerously sexy her suitor is. En route to Scotland, Ash is bewildered by Marguerite's refusal of his offer of marriage, especially since the attraction between them sizzles. Little does he know, she's convinced her only chance of survival depends on resisting him. WICKED NIGHTS WITH A LOVER is a wonderful departure from the familiar world of the ton. Ash is a self-made man who's wealth originated with his partial ownership of a gaming hell. Astute investments have elevated him above his humble beginnings, but he'll never be accepted in society. The illegitimate daughter of his partner, Marguerite has never even met the father who abandoned her to the hardships of the Penwich School for Virtuous girls after her mother died. These two independent people have a lot of baggage to unload before they find the happiness and love they both deserve. Sophie Jordan has once again given us a story that draws us in from the first page and never lets us go until the very satisfying Happily Ever After. I always relate to her feisty heroines and fall in love with her sexy heroes, and Marguerite and Ash were no exceptions. WICKED NIGHTS WITH A LOVER is the perfect romance to warm up a cold winter's day.or night.

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  • Posted November 1, 2010

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    This is an entertaining lighthearted nineteenth century romance

    Nurse Marguerite Laurent always felt those who spent their money on fortune tellers were foolish. That is until Madame Foster informs Marguerite's latest employer that the nurse will die before the year is out. The victim of this prophecy decides the omen means live life to the fullest including a tryst before she dies.

    When her estranged father asks her to come to London to meet her half-sisters, she agrees because she fears if she does not do it now she will never have another chance in this life. Her father's business partner Ash Courtland kidnaps Marguerite as a means of revenge against her dad for what he did to him. His plan is to take her for personal pleasure and use her to gain respectability having been a slum dweller as a youth, but he is attracted to her strong personality. As they fall in love, neither wants these feelings as both fear heartbreak and she also believes time is running out.

    This is an entertaining lighthearted nineteenth century romance as the roles change when she wants him to take her virginity while he suddenly feels that would be wrong. Fast-paced from the moment that Marguerite learns she will die soon, fans will enjoy this engaging historical as Ash wants a lifetime but though she does too Marguerite believes it will be a very short lifetime.

    Harriet Klausner

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