The Irredeemable Miss Renfield

The Irredeemable Miss Renfield

by Regina Scott

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The Irredeemable Miss Renfield by Regina Scott

From award-winning author Regina Scott comes a story of a young miss determined to live on her own terms, even if that earns her the title of Irredeemable.

After seeing her two older half-sister sisters miserable in their arranged marriages, Cleo Renfield vows to leave London Society and return to the shelter of the country. To fend off her sisters' attempts at matchmaking, she convinces her old friend, Lord Hastings, to pretend to a courtship. Good old Leslie is always up for a lark. And his reputation is questionable enough to make her family reconsider their plans to marry her off.

With his father dead and closest friends married, Leslie finds himself at loose ends, so he agrees to Cleo's audacious plan only to find that girl he once hunted and fished beside has grown into an enchanting young woman. As his friendship with Cleo blossoms into something more, can he convince her to stay in London and make their false courtship a true love?

This sweet traditional Regency romance was originally published by Kensington.

"An enjoyable, feel-good romp." -- The Romance Reader Connection

Excerpt
"I will not introduce you to that woman," Cleo declared. "I am supposed to be attaching your regard for myself."

"And a tremendous job you are doing too," Leslie replied. "Shall I threaten to fall upon my nonexistent sword if you don't marry me right away or will following you about with puppy-like adoration suffice?"

She could not help but giggle. "Oh, falling on your sword would be far more entertaining."

"Bloodthirsty wretch," he quipped. "So, what exactly do you plan? And how can I help?"

She purposely looked out at the dancers. He was as game as he'd always been, but she could not shake the feeling that the playmate of her youth was gone. She could not remember admiring the feel of muscle under his coat as she did with this man. She could not recall being so acutely aware of how tall he was, and how tiny she felt beside him with her head near his chest. Nor imagine how it might feel to rest her head against his chest and feel his arms around her. She shook her head again.

"Cleo?" He pulled on her arm so that she must face him. "You do have a plan, don't you?"

His dark eyes were narrowed with obvious confusion. His head was cocked as he watched her, and she could see that the sophistication he put on was little more than a mask. Deep down, he was still the same old Leslie from her childhood. He knew her better than most people, surely better than her sisters. He'd ridden, and hunted, and fished with her. They had shared scrapes and scraps together. Surely he would understand.

"Yes, Leslie," she admitted. "I have a plan. And it is not so far from what you jokingly suggested. I think we should pretend to fall madly in love with each other and behave so reprehensibly that they have no choice but to leave us alone, once and for all."

Uncommon Courtships. Forever Loves.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156787210
Publisher: Edwards and Williams
Publication date: 10/17/2016
Series: Uncommon Courtships , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 76,316
File size: 293 KB

About the Author

Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first novel until she had learned a bit more about writing. Since her first Regency romance was published in 1998, her stories have traveled the globe, with translations in many languages including Dutch, German, Italian, and Portuguese. She and her husband of more than 25 years reside in Washington State with their overactive Irish terrier. Regina Scott is a decent fencer; owns a historical costume collection that takes up over a third of her large closet; and is an active member of the Church of the Nazarene.

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The Irredeemable Miss Renfield 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An incorrigible, frustrating, ridiculous pair for hero and heroine, yet somehow they're endearingly sweet and sympathetic. They're both perversely naive and obstinate, with an annoying disregard for consequences and an improbable escape of most. But I liked their relationship, loved Lady Agnes and her parrot and respected the relationship between Cleo (ridiculously named Cleopatra) and Eloise (who has a shockingly imprudent and foolish past and remenants). Sad to see the exit of Leslie's father.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
The Irredeemable Miss Renfield by Regina Scott Uncommon Courtships Series Book Three Miss Cleopatra “Cleo” Renfield just wants her old life back, before her parents died. She would be happy with the simple life of living in the country; riding, hunting, and fishing. And she had come up with what she thought was the perfect plan to get those things. Her godmother wanted her to marry Leslie, Cleo's childhood friend. Instead she would get him to help her get her dream of being single in the country. Leslie Petersborough, now Lord Hastings, Marquis of Hastings wasn't ready to step into his father's shoes. Even if a year had passed since his father died. His godmother wanted to choose his wife. He didn't want a wife. He enjoyed having fun though—and the young girl he used to know in the country was taking him on a big adventure in London. I loved this story and I'm enjoying this series. Leslie is the good friend of Chas from book one; The Unflappable Miss Fairchild. This story also starts out at the same scene, from a different angle, as book two; The Incomparable Miss Compton. Looking forward to more stories from the characters that have been introduced in these first three stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago