Lord Perfect (Carsington Family Series #3)

Lord Perfect (Carsington Family Series #3)

by Loretta Chase

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ISBN-13: 9780425208885
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/07/2006
Series: Carsington Family Series , #3
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 247,548
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Loretta Chase holds a B.A. from Clark University, where she majored in English and minored unofficially in visual art. Her past lives include part-time teaching at Clark and a Dickensian six-month experience as a meter maid. In the course of moonlighting as a corporate video scriptwriter, she fell under the spell of a producer who lured her into writing novels . . . and marrying him. The union has resulted in more than a dozen books and a number of awards, including the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award.  You can talk to Loretta via her email address Author@LorettaChase.com, or visit her website at www.LorettaChase.com.

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Lord Perfect 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Widower Viscount Benedict ¿Lord Perfect¿ Carsington escorts his thirteen year old nephew Peregrine to Lord Belzoni¿s tomb of antiquity where the young lord is drawing the displays. Twelve year old Olivia Wingate tells Peregrine his work stinks and that she will be a knight one day soon he tells her girls cannot be knights so she dislodges him from his seat. Her mom, widow Bathsheba Wingate and Benedict calm things down.------ Peregrine¿s grandfather Lord Hargate informs the lad he needs a drawing master. Peregrine mentions that Mrs. Wingate is one Hargate says she is a scandalous woman who destroyed her late husband, but her work is brilliant he hires her.----- Olivia sends secret notes to Peregrine informing him that she will look for her ancestor¿s hidden treasure so that her mom can be treated like the lady she is. Peregrine secretly meets Olivia at the British Museum where she informs him she is going on her treasure hunt. He fears for her safety so he leaves with her. Benedict realizes he is missing, finds their letters, and concludes that Peregrine has run off with Olivia. He informs Bathsheba and they agree to catch the two youngsters before they get into trouble or cause a scandal. As the adults follow, they fall in love. However, the Ton thinks she is a slut so a relationship is impossible between LORD PERFECT and MISS WONDERFUL.---- LORD PERFECT stars a fine lead couple whose relationship beyond attraction slowly grows once the chase begins. The solid support cast especially her sly daughter and his intelligent caring nephew add depth to the delightful on the road story line. Loretta Chase provides a fabulous character rich Regency romance that sub-genre fans will appreciate.----- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Benedict and Bathsheba's romance. The characters are brilliant, the story funny, heartwarming, sensual, captivating and the children were great. Enjoyed the Carsington series and everyone of the brothers and their mates including the Earl and his spouse. Thank you Ms. Chase.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The tension b/t the characters is great, nice writing Ms. Chase.
RomanceReaderLG More than 1 year ago
I find this book way more than "just tolerable" - it's fantastic. The relationships between Benedict and Bathsheba and the one between the kids is absolutely pitch perfect. There is wit and humor galore, great sex scenes - it's got it all. I have loved this book for 4 or 5 years and reread it periodically - especially when all the more recent books I've read leave me cold and regretting spending the money. Why, oh why, can't we clone Loretta Chase and get lots more of her great books?!!
SusiB on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Benedict Carsington, Viscount Rathbourne, has to look after his nephew Peregrine while his parents are staying in Scotland. When Peregrine joins his teacher's daughter, Olivia, in a mad treasure hunt, Benedict has to chase after the children in order to save them from unknown perils. He is accompanied by the teacher, beautiful Batsheba Wingate, who he's wildly attracted to...This is an absolutely wonderful book, I enjoyed every minute of reading it. The characters are actual characters rather than stereotypes. They have quirks and characteristics like actual people, and the chemistry between the hero and heroine is so intense that you can see that they belong together - even though they both know that they can never marry (until the book's happy end, of course). And really, I could never resist a book with a declaration of love like this:He smiled. "I shall never forgive you for that, Batsheba. For that and a great deal else. I believe I shall nurse a...grudge...to the end of my days.""Ah, well, at least you won't forget me", she said."Forget you? I should as easily forget a bout of whooping cough. [...]"
abrbookbag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Widower Benedict Carsington, the Viscount Rathbourne, and Bathsheba Wingate are brought together when her daughter and his nephew run off in search of treasure. Third in the Carsington series.
MuseofIre on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is my third Loretta Chase book. I have tried loving her work, since it was so strongly recommended to me, but I can't. This one involves the oldest Carsington brother, the widowed Benedict, and the improbably named Bathsheba Wingate, who morphs improbably from having made an imprudent but loving and faithful marriage into suddenly being the most notorious woman in England. They chase around together after her daughter and his nephew, insensibly ignoring every precaution and then being surprised when scandal ensues. Following a deus-ex-machina ending involving the omniscient and omnipotent Lord Hargate, a hasty marriage improbably sweeps all social problems away. In short, the book is improbable.It's a measure of the effectiveness of Chase's dialog and the hotness of her sex scenes that I remain curious about the romances of the other two Carsington brothers.
autumna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love Loretta Chase. Her heroes are interesting and her heroines are actually likable. That being said, Lord Perfect is perhaps not her best effort. Harkening back to her days writing Signet romances this book is thin on plot development, with little veiling of the central boy meets girl idea. I am someone who wants that veiling in my reading but even without it I still liked this book. Her characters are well rounded and realatable: the children are scamps, the Earl of Hargate is overly concerned with appearance and Bathsheba Wingate is gorgeous and sensible. With a little more going on in the story line it would be everything you could want in a Regency romance. As it is its still pretty darn good.
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She has done it again. This book had me laughing outloud the whole way through. So gratifying when perfection meets its match! Loretta Chase is truly gifted.
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