The Romantic

The Romantic

by Madeline Hunter
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The Romantic by Madeline Hunter

A passionate new historical romance in Madeline Hunter's nationally bestselling Seducer series. This one features a fifth member of the London Dueling Society, the reserved, enigmatic lawyer to the Laclere family: Julian Hampton. All his life, it seemed, Julian had been in love with Penelope, now Countess of Glasbury. And when he learned the horrors she had endured at the hands of her vicious husband, Julian was instrumental in arranging for her escape to Italy. But he has never forgotten the love of his childhood, the woman he had rescued first as a "damsel in distress" when she was a girl, and then for real once she had blossomed into woman. When Penelope returns secretly to London, Julian is the one she turns to, even though her trust in him puts both their reputations, and ultimately their lives, in peril.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307490285
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/04/2009
Series: Seducer , #5
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 102,373
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Madeline Hunter is a nationally bestselling author of twenty-four historical romances and one novella. Hunter is a seven-time RITA finalist, and two-time RITA winner. Twenty-three of her books have been on the USA Today bestseller list, and she has also had titles on the New York Times printed list, Publishers Weekly list, and the Waldenbooks paperback fiction list.  She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons. In a parallel existence to the one she enjoys as a novelist, she has a PhD in art history and teaches at an East Coast university.

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The Romantic 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
LadyHester More than 1 year ago
This book is good but I am now tired of this author. Her characters are all too similar.
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KBT More than 1 year ago
A beautifully crafted love story and a fitting ending to a series with great characters. Jullian and Pen's story was unique and facinating.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Julian Hampton is solicitor and close friend to Viscount, Vergil Duclairc. Since his childhood Julian has been in love with Vergil's younger sister Penelope. Julian's love for Penelope is endearing and truly romantic without turning him into a softy. Madeline Hunter expertly maintains his masculinity while playing his romantic nature. When Penelope turns up on Julian's doorstep in the middle of the night seeking legal advice on how to escape her abusive and cruel husband Julian gallantly rises to the challenge. Years earlier Julian had orchestrated Penelope's separation from her husband that resulted in her exile to Naples. But now her husband, a powerful earl, is demanding that Penelope return to him and bear him a child. She steadfastly refuses to do so and thus turns to Julian who has acted as her savior once before and has always been a trusted friend and confidante. Although I really liked Julian, I could not get myself to enjoy Penelope's character. I can't be sure why I didn't like her. She just didn't appeal to me on a personal level. I would have liked to see her be a bit....i guess, sharper. She was pretty dull and boring for all her trials. Her character had no where near the depth of Julian and I did not see them matched well at all. I was so completely sad to find myself disappointed with this book. I have been looking forward to it since I first started reading Madeline Hunter's books. Please don't discount Madeline Hunter's work based on this book. She is an incredibly talented writer and I have greatly enjoyed all of her previous novels, esp. Lady of Sin, The Rules of Seduction, and The Sinner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great addition to her Seducer Series. The secret love that Julian Hampton has held for Penelope was beautifully told. I could not put the book down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wasted my time and energy reading this book! The author did not have a firm grasp on the topic of slavery. Furthermore, she portrayed Penelope as a innocent when she obviusly is not. Absolutely Tedious!