Never Too Late

Never Too Late

by Amara Royce

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Expect the unexpected, especially in a room filled with books. . .

Honoria Duchamp is well aware that men often consider widows easy prey for the role of mistress. What else could explain the attentions of handsome Lord Devin, and his visits to her bookshop? The much younger Viscount has even shown interest in the printing press with which she creates pamphlets on London's basest injustices. Yet his chief interest appears to be in her. . .

Coerced to investigate Nora's controversial pamphlets, Devin expected to find a bookish matron. Instead, he is taken with Nora's womanly beauty, sharp intellect, and quick wit. Soon, what begins as an unwelcome task becomes a pleasure, and Devin's job becomes more dangerous—for them both. For Nora has no idea of the vicious element she's crossed. Now Devin will risk his reputation to protect her—and much more to win her love. . .

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601831170
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 05/02/2013
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 226
Sales rank: 147,745
File size: 829 KB

About the Author

Amara Royce writes historical romances that combine her passion for 19th-century literature and history with her addiction to Happily Ever Afters. She earned a PhD in English, specializing in 19th-century British literature, from Lehigh University and a Master’s degree in English from Villanova University, and she now teaches English literature and composition at a community college in Pennsylvania. When she isn't writing, she's either grading papers or reveling in her own happily ever after with her remarkably patient family.

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Never Too Late 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 127 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
entirely too descriptive sex scenes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is what great writers are about. I am sure Cathy Maxwell Elizabeth Hoty Eloise James will agree.... lookinf foward to reading the many othets I am sure to come. Women no matter the age needs to know that Love can always happen and its never to late. A must read. Ms. D from Bronx, NY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful love story! Very romantic and with some adventure and mystery thrown in. Absolutely loved it!!
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Mrs. Honoria Duchamp is a widowed owner of a book shop in London. So why would Lord Devin have any interest in her.  Lord Devin has been assigned the task of ruining the widow Duchamp, he is being blackmailed with a scandal that will threaten his family. He has to stop Mrs. Duchamp from printing pamphlets about social disgraces she has uncovered. Apparently, one of Mrs. Duchamp’s pamphlets has hit close to home for some very powerful people making her a target with some very dangerous enemies. As soon as Lord Devin meets Mrs. Duchamp, he is immediately drawn to her, like no other woman before her. He quickly realizes that he must find a way to clear Mrs. Duchamp of this scandal and still save his family’s reputation. This book grew on me quickly. I found myself emotionally vested in Honoria’s quest as well as her heartache. Surprising revelations, unseen betrayals and character growth made this a fascinating and intriguing read. Amara Royce did a brilliant job, pulling us into this wonderful historical romance. This ARC copy of Never Too Late was given to me by Kensington Books in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publications on May 2, 2013.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and engaging. I would read another of the author's book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent romance! There was mystery, adventure and plenty of attraction. The literature lover in me adored the appearance of several literary figures of the day. Elizabeth Barrett Browning's visit to the book shop was especially delightful. I liked that this story had the heroine older than the hero instead of the other way around, too. Not exactly your standard historical romance set-up. Highly recommend!
evague83 More than 1 year ago
Thank goodness for Free Friday's, I'm so glad I gave this a chance. I loved the idea of not only the women being older, but that he knew he loved her before she did. It was nice to see him fight for her, and the life they could have together. I really enjoyed how the author had them encounter obstacles but were able to work them out and become closer. I highly recommend this book, and author, for those who like a little bit of everything. There was just enough information without going overboard to become boring, and there was also just enough spice to enhance the story and not overtake it. Like I said, don't miss out, you deeply regret it. Can't wait to read what else this author has to offer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was better then I could ever have imagined. What a great romance. I can hardly wait for another book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Skipped parts where it became boring and too wordy. Overall good book.
shellei2012 More than 1 year ago
Loved the romance and the twists and turns of the plot. Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this one, actually gave a woman a real brain. GJRA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written with carefully crafted characters and an interesting plot, this isn't your typical run of the mill historical romance. Instead of an ingenue, we have a mature woman as the centerpiece of the story, and a younger man who has the depth of character to appreciate her ... in all ways. Ms. Royce has the skill to not just sell this story, but to make it sing. Romantic, intelligent and satisfying. I recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
--but thought this rather enjoyable. It had some substance; especially with a female character with some sense and independence; a social conscience and grit to do something abput it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our heroine is a 40-year-old woman who was born into the aristocracy but forced to support herself as a bookseller for the past twenty years. Socially, this makes her a pariah in high society, so she just focuses on maintaining a low profile and quietly supporting her social causes. Our hero is a young (mid-20s) lord who finds himself doing various "jobs" for a blackmailing solicitor. The latest task is to thoroughly discredit and/or eliminate our heroine, who is printing pamphlets that are irritating the blackmailer's client. The plot is typical for the genre. There are deep dark secrets from the past, loyal and disloyal friends, and truly bad villains. Somehow the bad guys have to be eliminated without exposing anyone's family secrets. And the heroine needs to overcome her (quite sensible) qualms about the hero's intentions. Because of their age difference, she can't believe this incredibly handsome young man could be interested in her for anything other than a brief fling, and she refuses his invitations until his mother weighs in on his side. This is the one area where I feel the plot is weak. I can't figure out why the heroine, who is still beautiful at her "advanced" age, is still on the shelf. Has no eligible man walked into her bookstore for the past twenty years? And why is the lord's mother pushing them together, instead of looking for a daughter-in-law who is young enough to produce a flock of heirs? That said, it's refreshing to have a young man looking for a woman with depth and strength, rather than an immature girl whose main assets are her face and figure.
chbrown21 More than 1 year ago
While this is not my preferred genre I did enjoy this historical romance. Some times you just want to read a smooth ride that you know will get to your happy destination.
Jan_Smith More than 1 year ago
Great read! Quite unique and very interesting story line, excellently written characters. All in all a very enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect book for a rainy afternoon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed story. Unlike previous reviewer, i did not think the sex scenes were over the top graphic. A very solid story, characters well developed. Would read from this author again
cinderellaRM More than 1 year ago
Love to read these old romances so much better than the romance of today. Love the history, love it when something seems so impossible.. but then anything is that the book is free cause if I could I would read all. looking forward to more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. Lord Devin knew what he wanted and he wanted Nora, he was 26, Nora was 38, but age didn't matter. I too married a younger man, 15 yrs younger!
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Wqs a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn’t put this book down! Each character felt real and relatable. The interactions made sense and didn’t feel forced. It was so refreshing to read about a relationship between an older woman and younger man - two people who genuinely respected and liked each other. I also thoroughly enjoyed the subplot. I will definitely look for more books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was lacking in my opinion. I didn't like that Nora kept constantly bringing up how OLD she was, how she was old enough to be Alex's mother etc. There was no real connection with this story. It was awkward and all the sudden he loves her. It was odd. I only made it half way through the book and quit reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book enjoined it from start to finish.