The Genuine Article

The Genuine Article

by Patricia Rice

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The Genuine Article by Patricia Rice

Feeling like a cliché, Lady Marian Lawrence sets out to snare a rich husband to save her family from ruin. Except with her biting wit and lack of beauty, the task is practically Sisyphean. Hiding her true self, she sets her cap for wealthy, amiable Lord Darley--until Darley's best friend blocks their path to the altar.

A man who has vowed never to marry, Reginald Montague is as determined to prevent a fortune hunter from snaring Darley as Marian is to have a wealthy husband. Far from rich but possessed of an aristocratic lineage, Montague is prepared to do anything to stop Marian, including seduce her. With dazzling skill and subtle stratagem, he sets out to change Marian's dislike for him into desire--as Marian struggles to keep the lie she's living from being revealed by a truly disastrous love...

"A deliciously light-hearted traditional Regency."
--Mary Jo Putney, author of No Longer A Gentleman

Regency Nobles series:

Book #1: Genuine Article

Book #2: The Marquess

Book #3: English Heiress

Book #4: Irish Duchess

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014816519
Publisher: Book View Cafe
Publication date: 08/08/2012
Series: Regency Nobles , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 52,661
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today's bestseller lists under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice is one of romance's hottest authors. Her emotionally-charged contemporary and historical romances have won numerous awards, including the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards. Her books have been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA® finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories.

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The Genuine Article 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
momof3boysj More than 1 year ago
The witty repartee between Marian and Darley was expertly written, and just plain fun to read! I absolutely loved the story, a favorite trope of enemies to lovers and set in Regency England! What's not to love? Lady Marian is titled, has no dowry, but is set to sacrifice to have her sister marry well. Finding a catch in a wealthy man she doesn't love, she finds herself battling wits against his best friend, a rogue with questionable means. Both carry secrets, and as all is uncovered, they discover they love each other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story packed a punch for only around 200 pages! It was very well wriiten and didn't make you want to skim over any parts. Loved it.
Anonymous 5 months ago
My firstbook by this author, really enjoyed it and am on to the second book in this series, the Marquess.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Saweeeet! Loved the characters and this story. Well written but I wanted more. Fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the characters. A fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed great story line good clean writing I've come to enjoy. I didn't need to page thru wasted stuff.
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MBowen More than 1 year ago
As Patricia Rice is one of my favorite authors, I was eager to get started on another series from her. She has a way of making you anticipate the next story in each story and entwining the characters throughout so that you feel like you are reading about old friends. I am hoping this series will be the same. With that said, this prequel was charming. Always love the "I am never going to marry" man, and the "I have to marry money" woman who find themselves and decide that love is more important than creature comforts. Especially in a Regency setting when daughters were sold off by their families to keep from having to support them forever, and younger sons are left to fend for themselves so as not to drain estate coffers. Reginald and Marion are fun to watch and throw in their families and this book had me laughing out loud on occasion. Then throw in a mysterious (American) Marquis and a thieving valet and you can't help but be charmed by the whole situation. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book alot. Reading strong, witty characters battle is always amusing. Never can stand a simpering miss. This book was too tame heat wise than im use to, but other than that a worthy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoy it hope to read the other players in the story soon. Michael is brother. Of couse jen and her mothers a well. Ths book iis for all ages. So enjoy this treat. Ms. D from Bronx,NY
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed all the characters and am looking forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Patricia Rice, characters are funny and intriguing . Her book wraps you in the story and intices you. A wonderful writer everyone should enjoy her books. L.M.A.