The Accidental Courtesan (School for Brides Series #2)

The Accidental Courtesan (School for Brides Series #2)

by Cheryl Ann Smith

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ISBN-13: 9780425243978
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Series: A School For Brides Romance Series , #2
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.16(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Cheryl Ann Smith is the national bestselling author of the School for Brides romances. She became hooked on historical romance at age fourteen when she first discovered the appeal of handsome heroes in waistcoats and breeches. Once she decided to write her own novel, she quickly discovered a new passion and now writes sexy Regency romances full time. Cheryl lives in Michigan with her family and an assortment of pets.

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The Accidental Courtesan 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really have enjoyed this story, and especially the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book my first read by the author. Noelle is trying to return a necklace that a former courtesan had taken. In doing so she is caught by a drunk man she assumes is the Earl. When Gavin wakes the next morning he has a memory of a very lush body that was in his room. He wonders if he was just dreaming until he smells the fragrance she left behind. Noelle is just praying she is not arrested and wants to avoid any outings so she won’t see the Earl. When her cousin talks her into going to a ball she comes face to face with the man and learns it wasn’t the Earl but his Americanized cousin. A great read with lust, passion, danger, kidnappings and so much more! Can’t wait to read more on the Harrington Family!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book
Cathy_H98 More than 1 year ago
I was interested in the premise, and the story had a great opening, but this book is BADLY written and its situations completely unbelievable (as in Chapter  when the hero and heroine are intimately entwined and then he falls alseep from his drunk stupor. REALLY?). The author clearly lacks an understanding of societal manners and rules or how peerage and aristocratic titles work. It was disconcerting and jarring to be "pulled out" of the story repeatedly with her mistakes.  It was hard to like the main character; six chapters in, she seemed like a complete moron, making bad choices and completely incomprehensible decisions given her upbringing and noble background. I didn't bother to finish the story after Chapter 5.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
To keep her former courtesan student Bliss from Newgate, Lady Noelle Seymour sneaks into an aristocrat's home to return a necklace stolen by her pupil. However, while inside the bedroom of the Earl Seabrook Charles, she finds the lord intoxicated. She explains she is a courtesan to the occupant Charles half-American cousin Gavin Blackwell. He kisses her before falling into a drunken sleep while she exits the boudoir. Charles and Gavin discuss who the mysterious mistress is and where did the former's courtesan Bliss go. When Gavin sees Noelle, he knows who she is and demands she live up to the promise she made to him when she entered his bedroom although she insists her "deal" was with the Earl and not the cousin. As they fall in love, Noelle has doubts that she can trust him based on her observations of father's behavior over the years. Having an estranged aristocratic English dad, Gavin is patient with his beloved until she finally stomps on their love. The sequel to A School for Brides is a wonderful historical romance between The Accidental Courtesan and the Bostonian. A mystery subplot adds to the entertaining story line. The solid support cast enhances the courtship between a Bostonian business mogul and a distrusting teacher at what might be better named The School for Scandal (by Richard Sheridan). Harriet Klausner