Not Proper Enough

Not Proper Enough

by Carolyn Jewel

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Could the wrong man be the right one after all?

Lady Eugenia Byrant doesn't forget insults easily. Even years after the Marquess of Fenris publicly insulted her, she has no desire to let bygones be bygones. As a widow, she knows the gift of a magical medallion will never find her a second chance at love. When happiness appears to work its way back into her life, it's Fenris who threatens her newfound peace.

The Marquess of Fenris loved Eugenia, even when she married his best friend. His feelings never changed, but now he has to convince the lady that he has. The handsome and wealthy heir to a dukedom puts on the charm, but will it be enough for her to forget his previous transgressions?

Not Proper Enough is a Regency historical romance novel for adults and about adults who actually act like adults. If you like enthralling characters, heated chemistry, and smoldering romance, then you'll love Carolyn Jewel's thoughtful and witty tale.

Buy Not Proper Enough to read the character-driven romance today!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158582394
Publisher: cJewel Books
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Series: Seducing the Scoundrels , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 272,917
File size: 556 KB

About the Author

Carolyn Jewel was born on a moonless night. That darkness was seared into her soul and she became an award winning and USA Today bestselling author of historical and paranormal romance. She has a very dusty car and a Master's degree in English that proves useful at the oddest times. An avid fan of fine chocolate, finer heroines, Bollywood films, and heroism in all forms, she has two cats and a dog. Also a son. One of the cats is his.

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Not Proper Enough (A Reforming the Scoundrels Romance) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it from start to finish
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second book. It has more steamy scenes and more action. It is a good read for regency romance. The first is also ood and interesting. This is better in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting characters with depth and sensitivity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I opened this book after trying to read more than a few current historic romances being raved about online, each of them failing to hook me into the story or caring for the protagonists. So many so I was thinking my more than three decade affaire d'coeur with historic romance was waning. Within pages Fenris and Eugenia put that notion to rest while steaming up my sunglasses. Jewel excels at combining taunt, passionate emotions with stunning sensuality, all wrapped in biting wit and grounded in the publicly constrained Regency manners. Behind closed doors? Fenris and Eugenia weave together and unravel each other emotionally and physically. Their conflict and path through it is believable. Not a moment seems contrived. Even in a genre when HEA is a given. The passionate encounters are frequent, enthralling and never voyeuristic. Tasteful comes to mind but is too tame...Erotic? Absolutely. Fenris and Eugenia's story couldn't be told otherwise, it takes passion to rattle them enough to be vulnerable to each other, to see past their own defenses. Their individual inner emotional conflicts ratchet the tension between them past sizzling to scorching. All the book's characters are well-rounded individuals, not caricatures, from Lane right down to Eugenia's maid Martine and Camber's valet. Notably both servants are briefly "on scene' yet as defined as any of the main roles. Yes, I'm using stage/movie terms. The writing is that engrossing. By the second chapter finding out how these two get their HEA becomes necessary and vital. The almost 180* shift from snarling dislike to clothes-flying lovers is perfect. I abhor bickering couples...these two fence and spar. An more mature and worldly Darcy and Jane. The explanations of how, why and what caused the enmity work very well. Nuances of past hurts, fear, immaturity, expected behavior and friendship detail their battle from discord to lovers. Fenris honestly admits so many reasons why Eugenia should take him, deviously using them to reach his goal. Eugenia's turmoil as a widow not sure how to move past the sudden loss of her beloved husband, even four years after her shattering loss, is pitch perfect. Now I'm dearly hoping Camber's story is revealed in greater detail, even if it is a short story for Christmas. Firmly on my keeper shelf, next to books like 'Slightly Dangerous' and 'Mine til Midnight' I recommend buying your own copy as soon as possible. In fact, I may do the unheard of and pre-order Jewel's next book instead of reading a library copy first...after I reread 'Not Wicker Enough' tonight and then probably reread this story again tomorrow...
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