Proper Scoundrel - Formerly

Proper Scoundrel - Formerly "Scoundrel in Disguise" (Knave of Hearts: Book Two)

by Annette Blair

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Proper Scoundrel - Formerly "Scoundrel in Disguise" (Knave of Hearts: Book Two) by Annette Blair

PROPER SCOUNDREL (Formerly: Scoundrel in Disguise) Knave of Hearts, Two of Four

Lust muddies a high-stakes battle only one can win. Marcus adores Jade the minute he sees her; she despises him as fast. Jade Smithfield's late grandmother unwittingly sold a land option to the railroad before she died. Nevertheless, to keep a family secret and save the downtrodden women in her care, Jade is determined to stop the South Downs Railroad from laying track on her property. To save his disabled brother's railroad, and the families who will lose their living without it, Marcus Fitzalan applies for a job with Jade to conceal his investigation into the railroad accidents halting construction. While Jade wreaks havoc on the railroad, and leads Marcus a merry chase, her new man of affairs teaches her a lesson contrary to everything she has learned since birth: Not all men are created equal--some of them are good.

SEA SCOUNDREL, (Lady Patience, the Uncut Version), Knave of Hearts, One
CATIVE SCOUNDREL (Lady Faith, the Uncut Version), Knave of Hearts, Two
HOLY SCOUNDREL, Knave of Hearts, Four

Review Quotes for PROPER SCOUNDREL:

"What begins as a typical bodice ripper turns out to be an enjoyable romp as Blair's characters grow beyond first impressions." Booklist Maria Hatton Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

"Author Annette Blair combines action and romance with strong characters and a bit of comedy to give her readers a story they will never forget! I could not help but fall in love with little Emmy and her puppy's antics. Nor could I stop myself from feeling as though I knew all the main and secondary characters for real. The story is written so smoothly that I felt as if I was a part of their circle. Such writing talent is rare and I am grateful to have come across this novel. It is heading straight for my Keeper Shelf, never to be loaned out, and hoarded for my future reading pleasure alone. Annette Blair is a master (or is it mistress?) of the Historical Romance genre. I cannot recommend this tale highly enough and I plan to tell everyone I know about it." Detra Fitch, Vine Voice Reviewer

"A complex romance with a social message starring an eccentric female obsessed with protecting women and children... Marcus originally arrived to stop Jade from sabotaging his sibling's railroad, but soon finds he loves his employer and needs to help her with her charges. Fans will appreciate this Dickensian spin as "progress" vs. the downtrodden competes with the hero knowing that he will probably lose his love once she learns of his deception." Harriet Klausnet, #1 Hall of Fame Amazon Reviewer

PROPER SCOUNDREL AWARDS (As Scoundrel in Disguise)

2007 A Readers & Booksellers Best Laurie Winner, Smokey Mountain RWA
2006 A Five Star Editor's Choice: "The Best of the Best"
2001 A PASIC Book of Your Heart Award Winner as A PERFECT SCANDAL
2000 A Great Beginnings Winner as SEDUCED BY A ROGUE, Utah RWA

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016002873
Publisher: ABA LLC
Publication date: 04/16/2012
Series: Knave of Hearts , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 189,886
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

A New York Times best selling author for Penguin Books, Annette Blair left her job as a Development Director and Journalism Advisor at a private New England prep school to become a full time writer. At forty books and counting, she added cozy mysteries and bewitching romantic comedies to her award-winning Historical Romances. She also stepped into the amazing world of self-publishing, and so far, she’s enjoying the ride.

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Proper Scoundrel - Formerly "Scoundrel in Disguise" (Knave of Hearts: Book Three) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the first two books in this series (the second was the best, in my opinion), I was very disappointed. The characters weren't developed enough, and the "secret" that Jade insisted on keeping was tedious and ridiculous. There were too many sex scenes with immature innuendoes. I got through most of the book before finally just skipping to the end. Very disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exceptional! Absolutely. One of my favorites of all the Scoundrels along with Holy Scoundrel.
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Lady Jade Smithfield runs a home for battered and abused women which she inherited from her grandmother. She hires Marcus Fitzalan to be her man of affairs to discover what is going on with her finances. Jade does her best not to be attracted to Marcus but finds herself falling for him anyway. Marcus is head over heels in love with Jade but can't figure out what she's hiding. Marcus knows he must investigate the accidents for the railroad. Marcus asks his brother Garrett to come to Peacehaven. What is Jade hiding? How will Garrett help Marcus? Your answers await you in Proper Scoundrel.
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cecirubo6723 More than 1 year ago
I can't stop readding it.
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Jenafyre21 More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the Scoundrel Series by Annette Blair, and like the first two, this one does not disappoint. This is the story of Marcus and Jade. Marcus Fitzalan arrives at Jade Smithfield's estate with the purpose of pretending to be her new accountant, while trying to discover who is trying to destroy his brother railroad investment. A railroad that is being built through a protion of Jade's land. But Jade hides a secret that she is afraid will be discovered and will destroy her family and the abused women and children that she protects and shelters in her home. The chemistry between Marcus and Jade is instant and powerful. It is only a matter of time before they give into the passion that is building between them. But as Marcus investigate the problems that threaten to stop the railroad, will he find Jade in the middle of the mess, or is she a target too? I loved this story! Marcus is so YUMMY and the way is around the little orphan Emma, Emmy-bug to him (he is Mucks) just melted my heart. His brother Garr and the dogs add so much fun and laughter that I cried I laughed so hard. I would recommend this series to all my friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So contrived and juvenile couldnt even finish it
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Walks in with cooking ingredents. Starts baking cookie cupcakes and her moms stew.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok we wont as we work on some invitations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flutters in through the window ps i know where bronzeclan is
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I think it should be ivory colored with the scool coat of arms on it. The writing should be done in silver ink." Prince Skyler said, walking in. ((Princes are allowed, right?))
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