Charming a Scoundrel (Regency Romance Novella)

Charming a Scoundrel (Regency Romance Novella)

by Samantha Grace

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***Previously published in The Heart of a Duke. Expanded version. Sweet.

Armed with a gypsy necklace guaranteed to win the heart of a duke, Miss Valera Bell sets her cap for the newly eligible Duke of Langley. She might have spent the first half of the Season with the wallflowers, but now she has a chance to make her parents proud and prove to her beautiful older sister that she is not a lost cause. When an orchestrated run-in with the duke ends with Valera flat on her bum with barely a glance from the man destined to become her husband, her confidence in magic is rattled. How is she to win the heart of a man who seems to lack one? When her best friend's dashing brother feels sorry for her and asks her to dance, it seems to pique the duke's interest. Alex Barnaby, Earl of Ravenswood, may be more valuable when it comes to winning the duke than any piece of enchanted jewelry. But will he agree to help her?

Alex is more than happy to come to the rescue of his sister's childhood friend. He's always had a soft spot for the well-read miss and enjoys the eccentricities that make her unique, but little Vallie Bell grew up when he wasn't looking, and Alex is treading on dangerous ground when he agrees to pretend to court the charming young woman. Playing with an innocent could land him in the parson's noose when he isn't free to marry whomever he chooses, and his sister would be none too happy if she knew he was having such debauched dreams about her best friend. Nevertheless, the unfeeling duke could never appreciate a sweet girl like Valera, and staying by her side might be the only way Alex can guide her toward a better marriage match, even if he risks losing his own heart along the way.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150686816
Publisher: Samantha Grace
Publication date: 09/29/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 562,323
File size: 608 KB

About the Author

Historical romance author Samantha Grace discovered the appeal of a great love story when she was just a young girl, thanks to Disney's Robin Hood. She didn't care that Robin Hood and Maid Marian were cartoon animals. It was her first happily-ever-after experience and she didn't want the warm fuzzies to end. Now Samantha enjoys creating her own happy-endings for characters that spring from her imagination. Publisher's Weekly describes her stories as "fresh and romantic" with subtle humor and charm. Samantha describes romance writing as the best job ever. Part-time hospice social worker, moonlighting author, and Pilates nut, she enjoys a happy and hectic life with her real life hero and two kids in the Midwest.

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Charming a Scoundrel (Novella) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A light hearted fun read that has charming characters everyone just as the heroine is busy charming a typical scoundrel into a charming hero. Lots of opportunity for further story telling in spin off books. The core story triggers imagination for the happiness of the main characters as well as possibilities for the Duke spurned for true love.
SW57 More than 1 year ago
I read this novella in one sitting. I love the trope of the "best friend's older brother" and this was a really sweet story. Valera and Alex had known each other for years. Valera had always had a crush on him & he saw her as the most interesting of his younger sister's friends. However, once he realized she was going after someone else, and she asked for his help in securing her popularity, he started seeing her in a different light. Great story with a very satisfying resolution