A Diamond In The Rough

A Diamond In The Rough

by Andrea Pickens

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A Diamond In The Rough by Andrea Pickens

Viscount Marquand has seen how dangerous wild passions can be. Determined not to follow in the footsteps of his weak-willed wastrel father, Adrian has designed a life for himself based on order and reason . . . and a passion for creating the most beautiful gardens in England. However, as a gentleman isn't allowed to soil his hands with running a business, he must keep his true identity as England's most acclaimed landscape designer a secret. But when his father gambles away Adrian's beloved ancestral estate, he's sure all is lost . . . until he's offered a way to win it back.

But it won't be easy. First, he must travel to Scotland . . .

Adrian isn't the only one keeping secrets. Derrien McClellan, a fiery, unconventional Scottish lass must disguise herself as a boy to play golf on the hallowed course at St. Andrews. She's the best golfer by far . . . which is why a dear family friend asks her help in teaching Adrian how to play so he can beat an unprincipled cad at his own game and win back Woolsey Hall. Derrien has good reason to dislike an English lord, but she grudgingly agrees.

And so the games begin! Secrets tangle with misunderstandings as the mismatched pair struggle to work together. Things turn even more complicated when Adrian's prim and proper fiancée arrives . . . and take another twist when Derrien discovers that Adrian shares her passion for garden design. Suddenly the stakes are higher as they head into the final match . . . with their hearts now in play, will Love conquer all?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158822827
Publisher: Andrea Pickens
Publication date: 09/24/2017
Series: Dangerous Liaisons , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 133,425
File size: 424 KB

About the Author

Andrea Pickens is a pseudonym for an author who has also written as Cara Elliott for Grand Central and Andrea Penrose for Kensington. Her historical mysteries and romantic novels are set in Regency England, an era that has fascinated her ever since she picked up a copy of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. A graduate of Yale, she has won numerous writing awards, including two Daphne Du Maurier Awards for historical mystery, the Golden Leaf, and she’s been a three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA Award. Her books have been translated into nine different languages.

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A Diamond in the Rough 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet, clean read. Entertaining and original regency romance that has you on the links in Scotland instead of at the usual parties on the ton. 209 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read. Adrian has his life figured out, including the right type of woman for a wife. His father puts a damper on his plans when Adrian must win a wager in order to keep his home. A trip to Scotland to learn golf leads him to Derrien. She teaches him to play golf while maintaining a disguise and finds out they have more in common when she plays herself. Their feelings for each other grow before either realize it. I enjoyed Derrien's dual personas. She was able to temper her attitude to match each. Adrian turned out to be a wonderful person when he figured out what he really wanted in life. I recommend this story. I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for my honest review.
HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
Found the first paragraph or so, rather stilted but the language soon improved and sounded more natural. It was interesting to read a story set in this historical period that dealt with garden design and the game of golf, quite unique in fact. I enjoyed the story and would recommend as a sweet, light hearted love story. I received this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beutifully written with captivating characters. A joy to read. This story is for everyone who loves romance. L.M.A.