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Sweet Disorder
     

Sweet Disorder

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by Rose Lerner
 

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Campaigning has never been sweeter...

Prickly newspaperman's widow Phoebe Sparks has vowed never to marry again. Unfortunately, the election in Lively St. Lemeston is hotly contested, and the little town's charter gives Phoebe the right to make her husband a voter--if she had one.

The Honorable Nicholas Dymond has vowed never to get involved in his

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Campaigning has never been sweeter...

Prickly newspaperman's widow Phoebe Sparks has vowed never to marry again. Unfortunately, the election in Lively St. Lemeston is hotly contested, and the little town's charter gives Phoebe the right to make her husband a voter--if she had one.

The Honorable Nicholas Dymond has vowed never to get involved in his family's aristocratic politicking. But now his army career is over for good, his leg and his self-confidence both shattered in the war. Helping his little brother win an election could be just what the doctor ordered.

So Nick decamps to the country, under strict orders to marry Phoebe off to somebody before the polls open. He's intrigued by the lovely widow from the moment she shuts the door in his face.

Phoebe is determined not to be persuaded by the handsome earl's son, no matter how charming he is. But when disaster strikes her young sister, she is forced to consider selling her vote--and her hand--to the highest bidder.

As election intrigue grows, Phoebe and Nick are brought face to face with their own deepest desires and forced to decide which vows are worth keeping, and which must be broken...

Contains elections, confections, and a number of erections.

Editorial Reviews

Dear Author
I thought of some of my favorite historical romance authors as I read this book--authors like Courtney Milan, Judith Ivory, and Cecilia Grant--because of the good writing, the realness of the characters, and their psychological depth as well.
Library Journal
Graced with sharp, realistic detail, lively wit, wry humor, and a sexy, erotic edge, this well-written story will leave fans anxious for their next visit to Lively St. Lemeston. (starred review)
Cecilia Grant
I loved everything about Sweet Disorder: the freshness of the politically oriented plot, the clear-eyed affection with which Lerner sketches a vibrant small-town Regency community, and most of all, the steamy, deeply-felt romance between two wary people who have everything to lose by falling in love.
Publishers Weekly
This rich and memorable Regency romance brings its setting and characters perfectly to life. (starred review)
Alexis Hall
I completely ate this book. It made me so happy in all the ways. I think everyone in the world should read it and be happy too.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157431402
Publisher:
Rose Lerner
Publication date:
06/18/2017
Series:
Lively St. Lemeston , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
224,094
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Rose Lerner discovered Georgette Heyer when she was thirteen, and wrote her first historical romance a few years later. Her writing has improved since then, but her fascination with all things Regency hasn't changed. When not reading, writing, or researching, she enjoys cooking and marathoning TV shows. She lives in Seattle with her best friend.

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Sweet Disorder 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MADreaderMD More than 1 year ago
Lively St. Lemeston is certainly an appropriate name for the town in Sweet Disorder. There's always something going on in this seemingly sleepy English village! It's election time, and the vote is going to be close. Both sides seem to think that the only way to win is to convince young widow, Phoebe Sparks, to marry one of their supporters and make him a freeman eligible to vote. Will it be the owner of the sweet shop or the miller? The trouble is Phoebe would rather remain single and pursue her career as a children's author. However, circumstances soon make it necessary that she marry one of the men put forth by the Whigs or the Tories in order to gain help for her pregnant sister. Too bad the only man she's really attracted to is Nicholas Dymond, a former soldier back from Spain after being seriously injured and the brother of the Whig candidate. Phoebe and Nick have both been through tragedy and family betrayal. They bond over poetry and the need to confide their fears and secrets in someone. Nick is from the ruling class, while Phoebe is the daughter of a lawyer and now the poor widow of a printer. Everything seems against them, but it is very satisfying to see them falling in love despite it all. I am enjoying this series, which delves into the details of local politics, printing, the poets of the day, the Napoleonic Wars, and confectionery delights.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a fun, charming historical romance with a great lady lead. I really enjoyed it!
van65 More than 1 year ago
The book moved slow, I skipped whole pages. I feel bad, but just didn't hold my interest. Author assumed reader would know back ground. Wouldn't recommend.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to more in this series from Rose Lerner.