Lady Be Bad: The Merry Widows Series

Lady Be Bad: The Merry Widows Series

by Candice Hern

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ISBN-13: 9780451221919
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/07/2007
Series: Merry Widows Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.34(w) x 7.02(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Candice Hern lives in San Francisco in a house cluttered with African violets, orchids, Regency period antiques, and mountains of reference books. She visits England annually for inspiration. When not escaping into the world of Regency romance, she works in marketing for a software company. This is her sixth Regency romance novel. Readers may contact her at candice1@earthlink.net or visit her web site at www.candicehern.com.

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Lady Be Bad: The Merry Widows Series 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
ERaye More than 1 year ago
Iloved readin it. I didn't want to put it down!
TinaLTX More than 1 year ago
This book was a very different style that Ms. Hern's other Regency romances, but still highly enjoyable and well-written. I probably should have started with the first book, but it was fine as a stand alone. I will definitely check out the others.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1813 an intoxicated Viscount John Grayston bets his friend Lord Sheane that he can seduce any aristocratic woman in London. He assumes every female wants either the ¿Great Lover¿ or the ¿Notorious Libertine¿ he can play either role. He has three months to make it with the Bishop¿s widow, Grace Marlowe.------------- Grace is a member of the Merry Widows, but could never do what her friends do instead she is a listener to their tales of boudoir conquests (see IN THE THRILL OF THE NIGHT and JUST ONE OF THOSE FLINGS). However, when John maneuvers Grace to be alone with him, she understands biblical Eve much more intimately as she knows temptation is this handsome rake, John assumes the Great Lover is what he needs to be in order to lure her into his bed so he slowly and gently seduces her. To his shock, she seems innocuous to his caresses, but is aroused by his caring of people and his horses, and that he seems genuinely interested in her charity efforts to help the less fortunate. They begin to respect one another, they fall in love, but the wager stands between them especially when Grace raises the ante.----------- The latest Merry Widows Regency romance is a fine tale starring a disreputable libertine and a reputable widow. The support cast, mostly the other widows and other gamblers, add depth although with so much side betting going on, Gambler Anonymous is needed in early nineteenth century London. The change in the lead couple¿s relationship makes for a fun lighthearted historical.----------- Harriet Klausner
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What is it about the saint and the sinner that always draws me in?  The Merry Widows made a pact to take lovers but retain their independence and never remarry. Grace has always listened to their frank discussions but has never participated in their discussions. As the widow of a prominent bishop, Grace was taught that she needed to control her baser urges and deny her sexuality. Enter Viscount Rochdale. Notorious libertine who created scandal by refusing to marry a young ingenue. One night, Lord Rochdale bets his horse, a beloved horse, that he could seduce any woman in London. Predictability ensues.  I did enjoy Grace and John's interactions, the courtship, the interplay. The novel was not without problems though. Grace does all the bending while John does very little. And the ending is too abrupt. Without giving too much away, John accuses Grace of something horrific, quickly realizes his mistake, and then just like that, she forgives him. The end. For that reason, I gave this book 4 stars. 
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