The Secret Lover (Rogues of Regent Street Series)

The Secret Lover (Rogues of Regent Street Series)

by Julia London
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The Secret Lover (Rogues of Regent Street Series) by Julia London

Julia London captivated readers and critics alike with her acclaimed Rogues of Regent Street trilogy. Now the nationally bestselling author Romantic Times calls “a rising star” returns with the passionate story of a man and a woman pursued by secrets, shadowed by scandal, and surprised by love…
 
Eight years after fleeing England in the wake of a terrible scandal, Sophie Dane is no longer the trusting debutante betrayed by love. Now as companion to a worldly French widow, she returns to London where her arrival instantly sets tongues wagging…and attracts the roving eye of aristocratic Trevor Hamilton. But it is his mysterious brother, Caleb, in whom Sophie senses a kindred soul—and who captivates her as no other man has before. Reared on the continent, Caleb has come home to his ailing father—only to be shunned by society as a fortune-hunting imposter. Sophie, alone, seems to believe in him. But an unexpected series of events sets them both in flight once more. As scandal pursues them to a remote ancestral estate, a man and a woman haunted by the past will defy every convention on earth for a future in each other’s arms…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440236948
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/2002
Series: Rogues of Regent Street Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 484,628
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 6.87(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Julia London was raised on a ranch in West Texas, where she spent her formative years in the middle of vast wheat fields driving a tractor at the reckless speed of five mph. In spite of her humble beginnings, Julia went on to earn a degree in government and eventually landed in Washington, D.C. There for nine years, Julia had her brush with greatness when one day she actually shared an elevator with a senator from Iowa. She eventually returned to Texas and now lives in Austin with two enormous Labrador retrievers. Wicked Angel is Julia's second book and a sequel to her first, The Devil's Love. Julia is currently working on her next book for Dell.

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Secret Lover (Rogues of Regent Street Series) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not finish this book. It took her 50 pages to introduce the man male character, and the writing was poor with too many descriptions of nothing without describing anything to move the story along. After 100 pages, the story was still stagnant with the same blithering "I don't want to be here" and very few appearances by the lead male character. I had wasted enough time on this one and threw it away. I didn't think it was worth giving to the library. I wouldn't want anyone to waste their time on it. It is not worth the money or time.
brighteyes125 More than 1 year ago
I literally cried my eyes out at the end of this book. It is a beautiful romance. Great writing! I couldn't put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started reading this with very low expectations, and i was very pleasantly surprised to admit this is one of my most favorite books ever...almost all because of the ending....i really wasnt expecting it to be so good...maybe thats why i liked it? but the story actually made me cry...it was sooo wonderful...magnificent...you need to read it!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1836 England, Sophie Dane chases ¿freedom¿ when she finally decides to leave her cruel husband to become a companion to Honorine, as the woman travels abroad. Sophie knows the price she will pay is a divorce from her spouse and non-existence except in terms of gossipy scandal from her peers. Legally not being married is simply great to Sophie, but the Ton reaction is a high price. Still, to the beleaguered Sophie, fleeing this marriage is worth everything.

In 1844, Honorine decides to return to England taking Sophie with her. Honorine cares for Lord Trevor Hamilton, recovering from a stroke. Trevor¿s son Caleb has also come from the continent to help his father. Caleb and Sophie are immediately attracted to one another, but they first must confront, almost accost the past, if they are to pursue a future together.

THE SECRET LOVER is first and foremost an early Victorian romance. However, the tale contains several other elements involving inter-family relationships, not all positive, that make for a stronger blend than usually found within the sub-genre. The prime characters are fully developed so that the audience understands what drives them to risk scandal. Romance readers will enjoy reading Julia London¿s mid nineteenth century novel that has a sort of Dickens undercoat to an already engaging tale.

Harriet Klausner

ExArkie More than 1 year ago
I've been a widow for more than 10 years - married to one of the "good" guys! Last month would have been our 60th anniversary The last 30-40 pages of this book had me in constant tears. This book provides a picture of a loving, happy love affair and marriage - despite troubles and tribulations. Just keep the tissues handy and enjoy - yes, the book has flaws; but, so what - I LOVED it! ExArkie
Susam00 More than 1 year ago
I love to read, and I don't like to leave a book unfinished. I also, don't like to write bad reviews. However, this book was the slowest book I have ever read. The characters were indecisive, the story went no where for a good five chapters and I felt like I read the same thing over and over again. I did not finish this book and I think I never will.
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