The Wicked Ways of a True Hero

The Wicked Ways of a True Hero

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by Barbara Metzger
     
 

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The lies are undeniable�but the truth is harder to see...

Daniel Stamfield has become invaluable to the British Army for his ability to detect the truth from the enemy�s lies. After years of service, Daniel finally takes a respite for some wine, wenches, and wagering. Unfortunately, he didn�t bet on the lovely Miss Corisande Abbott and her unsavory reputation

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The lies are undeniable�but the truth is harder to see...

Daniel Stamfield has become invaluable to the British Army for his ability to detect the truth from the enemy�s lies. After years of service, Daniel finally takes a respite for some wine, wenches, and wagering. Unfortunately, he didn�t bet on the lovely Miss Corisande Abbott and her unsavory reputation to swagger back into his life.

But as time passes, Daniel realizes he wants to make an honest woman of Corey�and an honest man of himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149195183
Publisher:
Untreed Reads
Publication date:
03/26/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
463,882
File size:
658 KB

Meet the Author

The author of more than three dozen Regency romances, Barbara Metzger is the proud recipient of a RITA and two Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards for Regencies. When not writing Regencies or reading them, she paints, gardens, volunteers at the local library, and goes beachcombing on the beautiful Long Island shore. She loves to hear from her readers through her Web site, www.BarbaraMetzger.com, or Facebook.

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Wicked Ways of a True Hero 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Three years ago, believing he was doing the right thing, Daniel Stamfield interceded on behalf of her father to stop Corisande Abbott's elopement. She begged him not to return her to her nasty father, but he believed her dad that his daughter was just an inane disobedient daughter. He brought her home to her family.

Chaperoned by her mother and accompanied by her sister, Corisande is in London for the season. Daniel is attracted to her, but still believes her father¿s assessment of his daughter. However, as he gets to know her, Daniel concludes Corisande was and is telling the truth. They begin sleuthing together seeking to learn who is counterfeiting money. As they fall in love, Daniel no longer regrets what he did three plus years ago as he wants Corisande as his wife while love has enabled her to forgive him. However, as they investigate together neither is confident with taking that critical first step of informing the other of how they feel.

Returning to the Regency world of THE SCANDALOUS LIFE OF A TRUE LADY, Barbara Metzger provides her readers with a wonderful romance starring two delightful intelligent protagonists. The story line is fast-paced from the intervention to the courting as Daniel, an asset to his country for his uncanny ability to know when someone is lying, finds his greatest skill failed him three years ago and apparently fails him now; as it don¿t work as well as kisses to reveal the truth. Regency romance readers will appreciate Ms. Metzger amusing historical due to the unique courtship of the lead couple.

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srbSH More than 1 year ago
Impulsive, heroic, untidy, large and handsome, Daniel is floundering as a civilian. Enter his mother, widowed Lady Cora (she gets facial tics), who comes to London for the season with Daniel's marriageable sister Susanna (her nose runs) and a scandalous eloper (at 17) now gorgeous (at 20) Coraline Abbott. Despite immediate strong negative feelings between Coraline and Daniel (he had played a big role in returning her to her father), he's compelled to squire the ladies to all ton events and to find all three suitable swains. In the course of events, he discovers: 1) an ability to feel fakes (there's a counterfeiting ring) and now his "curse" has value for England; 2) he can solve a counterfeiting scheme that can ruin the Bank of England; and 3) his attraction to Corie and the truth (no rash) about her. He defends her against the rumors of the old scandal and her brutish father by impulsively announcing their betrothal. More to come for you to read for yourself and hope you'll agree that Wicked Ways is an enjoyable romp with lovable characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love her stuff...she writes with a sly sense of humor..Her characters are people I would like to know....
21stCenturyBluestocking More than 1 year ago
I love Barbara Metzger. I especially love her books with humor. This is the third book in a series with characters from a family that each have a unique way of sensing whether or not the truth is being told. The hero of this book is in the two previous books, and I really did not think I would particularly like him as a hero--maybe it was because his way of sensing the truth is to break out in a rash and then he has to scratch himself (it got him thrown out of Almacks's). However, what makes this book so enjoyable is that it is filled with humor. As the story is told, the hero becomes more and more likable--even admirable. If you haven't read the first two books, read them first and read them in order. Then read this one. If you like Barbara Metzger, you will like this trilogy.
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