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Romancing Lady Stone
     

Romancing Lady Stone

3.9 36
by Delilah Marvelle
 

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He believes in destiny. She just wants to survive it...

At forty, Lady Cecilia Evangeline Stone thinks she has everything a woman could ever want. A title, a fortune, and four children who make her proud. After a marriage of convenience that was anything but convenient, she has no desire to complicate her life by including a man in it again. When her eldest

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He believes in destiny. She just wants to survive it...

At forty, Lady Cecilia Evangeline Stone thinks she has everything a woman could ever want. A title, a fortune, and four children who make her proud. After a marriage of convenience that was anything but convenient, she has no desire to complicate her life by including a man in it again. When her eldest son announces his engagement to a Russian actress in Saint Petersburg, Cecilia sets out to do what any good mother would do: stop the wedding. Unfortunately, destiny has other plans.

Konstantin Alexie Levin never considered himself to be a villain. In fact, he considers himself to be a Russian gentleman. Having grown up in a refined and well-educated family that embraced criminal life to avoid debtor's prison, the only thing preventing him from knowing happiness is the rest of the world. Everything changes, however, when Konstantin is given a chance to start life anew and travel to London to collect an unexpected reward for saving a man's life. To his surprise, he is about to become a hero at midnight to a beautiful aristocrat who desperately needs his help. The problem is...he wants to do more than save Lady Stone. He wants to make the woman his, all his.

WARNING: This book is Rated Double S (Sweaty & Sinful) and contains strong language and sexual content which may cause respectable people to swoon.

This quirky, sexy and scandalous Regency/Victorian Historical Romance is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone.
SCHOOL OF GALLANTRY SERIES:

Book 1, Mistress of Pleasure
Book 2, Lord of Pleasure
Book 3, Lady of Pleasure
Book 4, Night of Pleasure
Book 5, Master of Pleasure
Book 6, Romancing Lady Stone
Book 7, The Duke of Andelot

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148585695
Publisher:
Delilah Marvelle Productions, LLC
Publication date:
08/16/2013
Series:
School of Gallantry , #6
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
194
Sales rank:
129,771
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Delilah Marvelle is the winner of the Reviewer's Choice for Best Sensual Historical Romance of the Year and had Booklist name her historical romance 'Forever and a Day' one of the TOP 10 Romances of the year.

When she isn't writing, she's digging through inappropriate research books that include anything in history having to do with courtesans, brothels, sexual contraptions that were never properly used and other fascinating forms of dirty history that didn't make it into college textbooks. She includes all of her research in her books to ensure countless hours of entertainment.

****Be sure to sign up for Delilah's New Release Alert! Every new release will be offered to her loyal readers for an exclusive .99 cents for the first few days of digital release. Always. To sign up, visit her website at www.DelilahMarvelle.com and click on Delilah's New Release Alert sign up box.******

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Romancing Lady Stone (A School of Gallantry Novella) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delilah has done it again!!  I absolutely loved this book!! I could not put it down! I have been a huge fan of Delilah's books from the beginning and she hasn't disappointed even once!   The love and longing in this book, have you going from tears in your eyes to laughing right out loud. Cecilia and Konstantin are clearly meant for each other from the very beginning and  it was 100% pure joy witnessing it all unfold. I have to admit this book turned into a movie in my mind, I could clearly picture everything that was happening. And my favorite "scene" was the bathhouse "scene" I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romance with just a smidge of mystery!!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Engaging characters & good story. Will be looking for other stories by this author. This one is definitely a keeper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good for such a short story. Enjoyed this writing style
krazymama_98 More than 1 year ago
Oh my, what a romantic lovely story. The most romantic proposal I ever remember reading in a story. Just pure wonderful romance. Its not a full length book. But it is a really long novella. And such a beautiful story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will be so happy to have read this book. The characters reached my heart. I'm so used to free books being substandard, but this one is a gem I would have paid for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this novella for free! I've paid for short stories by other authors that weren't a tenth this detailed and interesting. Not many regencies include our mordern-day "cougar." But the author did a good job with the idea.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I won't go into a sysnopsis on this book, fot that has already been. I will say that I enjoyed this story so much that I found myself putting it down so I would not finish it before I was ready to let Lady Stone and Konstantin go!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad book if this is what you like to read....its just not for me
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Guest Reviewer/Kimberly & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Every time I read a book by Delilah Marvelle, I come away in awe. Last night I couldn’t sleep, I had just come off writing four reviews in the evening and my eyes were practically crossed. It was around 1am when I opened my Iphone’s Kindle app and started reading Delilah Marvelle’s ROMANCING LADY STONE and didn’t put the phone down until the ending around 3:30am. Handsome Russian, Konstantin Alexie Levin, had been a career criminal until he saves the life of a Duc for the sole reason that it was the right thing to do, but life on the straight and narrow although the right path can be a destitute one. One night at the stroke of midnight, two questionable men meet with Konstantin to tell him that the Duc would like to compensate him for saving his life, and his fortune would be found in London. Well Konstantin always wanted to go to London and meet English women, he didn’t know however that he would meet one sooner than expected. She woke up in a daze with her head in his lap on a moving coach that was not the one she hired. Lady Cecilia was far from home and all alone. Where was her companion? Where was her money? Why was she groggy? Konstantin tries to tell Lady Stone what he believed happened to her. She had been drugged and placed in the carriage by thieves. Lady Stone, although quite composed was frantic inside, for her very reason for being in Russia was to stop her 21 year old son from marrying a aging actress and ruining his life and how would she do that in her current circumstances? Konstantin reluctantly decides to be Lady Stone’s savior and help her find her son before his departing to London to better his life. In the meantime, the stark attraction between the Russian former criminal and the English Lady sizzles within the carriage walls and by the time they reach lodgings the sexual tension is scorching. Lady Stone has been widowed for years now and even when she was married she was unfulfilled and unhappy. The chance at having even one night of complete passion stirs Cecilia into action and the next two days with Konstantin must fill her lifetime of loneliness. When Lady Stone explains to her lover that in London their relationship would undergo extreme scrutiny and it would be the downfall for Cecilia’s children to ever make good marriages, Konstantin is devastated by her cutting remarks. Without a farewell Konstantin leaves a sleeping Lady Stone safely in the hands of her son and continues on his chosen path. Lady Stone awakens in the company of her son but when she finds her lover gone, she is shaken. She didn’t want their relationship to end like it did. What can I say? I am in awe. Although it was a novella, I did not feel cheated in any way. It was a wonderful story from the first word to the last, perfection in Delilah Marvelle fashion. ROMANCING LADY STONE is witty, exciting and very sexy. I find myself in love with the fact that Cecilia is a decade older than Konstantin and he makes nothing of it, in fact pursuing her all the more! Another winner for the phenomenal Delilah Marvelle. *Review copy provided by author
Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
Marvelous! Do you believe in destiny! then you will adore ROMANCING LADY STONE written by Delilah Marvelle. You will enjoy every minutes of this charming novella part of her School of Gallantry series. At forty, Lady Cecilia Evangeline Stone thinks she has everything to make her happy, until she meets the dashing young Konstantin Alexie Levin. He had lived a criminal life until he saved the Duc de Andelot, who to reward him for his gesture, gave him a large sum of money, so he could start a new life. Konstantin believed in destiny and that life was giving him a second chance. The story begins, as Cecilia is rescued by Konstantin and he decides to protect her during her trip. She begins to strongly being attracted to him and flares spark between the two. The love scenes are very well written; I loved the sexual chemistry between Cecilia and Konstantin; she certainly knew what she wanted, and went for it! After seeing him naked at the bath house, Cecilia was mesmerized by him. Ms. Marvelle wrote a beautiful story filled with tenderness and passion! She is a high-quality writer that kept my interest throughout the book, I could not put it down. It's a sweet novella, set in the Victorian era, perfect for an afternoon read! Ms. Marvelle wrote a charming romance of an older woman falling for a younger man. Now, she has me hooked to her series! I highly recommend this book, without hesitation! You won't regret it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Delilah Marvelle. All of her books are well written,funny,and saucy. Entertaing to read and good for my marriage.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Your people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on it also. I enjoyed reading this short novel. ShelleyMA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very romantic read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having a Russian leading man was new and different to me. I enjoyed the dialogue and really liked the characters. The story was fast paced and the intimate moments were natural, not contrived. I'll be reading more of this author!
LadyJ0514 More than 1 year ago
This book was a quick read. I enjoyed the romantic play between Lady Stone and Konstantine. It is a story that blurs the lines of class for a lady born and a peasant rising. It also renews your faith that love can conquer all.
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poohb3arNP More than 1 year ago
I love historical romances, but was taken aback by how detailed this one was. I have deleted it from my library. I wish there was some way to know before getting ebooks if the the language or content is going to be offensive. I do miss that part of old fashioned books, that you could flip through them before buying them. The story line was good, characters well fleshed out. In all it could have been a 5 star and might be for others, but not me.
jeannie-cow More than 1 year ago
I liked the story. a little too much intimate scenes for me, otherwise I thought it was a good light reading book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story and easy read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good storyline, well written,does not drag on with the usual lovers angst.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall good novella. Good plot ended too quickly seemed like end was rushed but not bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But rushed at the end, which is perfect for someone looking for a quick read.