Buy from our partners. Threatened with an unwanted marriage, Lady Josceline Woodsby escapes London to take a position as a country governess. When she discovers the job is no longer available, Josceline vows she will do anything to avoid returning to her previously dismal life - even if it means coercing the ruthless Captain Sharrington into providing her with employment.
Spurned by a father he never knew and sent off to sea at a very young age, Christopher Sharrington leaves a promising naval career determined to make his own mark on society as owner of a shipping enterprise. The only problem is, hiring the alluring Lady Woodsby as governess for children he doesn't even have, is definitely not part of his future plans. Josceline soon realizes Christopher is under the mistaken impression her social connections will help him attain his dream.
Will he cast her out when he determines she is more a hindrance than a help? And what of the devastating secret he harbors? Will it destroy any chance they have of building a future together? Add easy-to-read, snappy writing, a palpable setting that immerses the reader in another time with its own set of rules, and this story becomes a perfect escape for a summer day. An enjoyable, low-stress read with characters you'll root for.
Everything a romance should be. The single thing that impressed me most was the dialog. I have read previous historical novels where the author seemed to have no grasp on the language spoken during the featured time period. This was not the case with this beautifully written book. The author made the conversations within these pages come alive. Each knows the other has a secret and it takes its toll on their relationship until they come to a point where they either trust each other or end things.
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I would consider this a fun beach read full of chaos, mischief, and lots of sexual tension. Mar 05, Tracy T.
Enjoyable read. I liked Jade, the heroine a lot, her in her breeches. LOL The hero, Marcus was quite funny and handsome. They had some great chemistry together. A couple of nicely written sex scenes was a bonus. There was lots and lots of great dialogue throughout the entire book. Love dialogue in my books. There are some great secondary characters. The story line and plot were very good. I believe this is the second book in the Knave of Scoundrels book, but some sites have it listed as number 3. I recommend this book for sure.
It was a great read. This is my first non-witchy book by Annette. It was an adorable, funny, well-paced and touching historical. And it has wiener dogs!!!!!! Love that! I adore Annette's unique voice, although it was a bit more toned down here than in her contemporary paranormals, but still evident and highly enjoyable for me. I adored the hero and heroine I think I'm ready to tackle the Amish romances next! Hee hee Dec 18, Zena rated it really liked it. This is a very interesting book from the point of view of battered and abused women and I guess it is possible that they could have been cared for in a 'home' much like the underground societies of today way back then.
But it is an interesting concept anyway and made a good story. We read about a mystery or two from the past that need solving as well as the developing love affair between Jade and Marcus, the two main characters. She yo-yo's back and forwards as far as having an intimate relations This is a very interesting book from the point of view of battered and abused women and I guess it is possible that they could have been cared for in a 'home' much like the underground societies of today way back then.
She yo-yo's back and forwards as far as having an intimate relationship with Marcus and it was really quite amusing to read about the absolute delight when it was 'yes' and major disappointment when it was 'no' - for both of them. And then there was their little foster child, Emily. Oh, she is just so very cute! This book is chock full of chuckles, intrigue, life and love put together in a story that is easy to read and follow and enjoy.
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Feb 04, Queen Talk Talk rated it it was amazing. What a nice railroading book. Stubborn women can mistake aloofness for independence. Everyone needs friends. This book has pain and death but mostly love, acceptance and sexy times. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A Lady helping disadvantaged and abused women and children and a scoundrel there to investigate railroad sabotage.
If the setting wasn't historical I may have been able to believe it, but this story just doesn't fit with the history I know. Jul 28, Nanci de Suffren rated it it was amazing. This book touches on one of those subjects that, although we hear about it, unless experienced, people cannot know just how horrible it is - abuse. Yes, as always, there is a delightful love story here between a scoundrel and an independent woman but the circumstances of the story and the passion driving it is the overwhelming priority of protecting a group of damaged women and children.
The author has absolutely captured the reactions of the women and children so tenderly that it often brought This book touches on one of those subjects that, although we hear about it, unless experienced, people cannot know just how horrible it is - abuse. The author has absolutely captured the reactions of the women and children so tenderly that it often brought tears to my eyes.
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Our scoundrel, Marcus, reacted as I know many people do to seeing that kind of fear. It changes you. It humbles you. Although set in an era long past, these horrors haven't gone away. I truly appreciate how the author wove a story around this, including the hope and the possibility of coming out with strength and happiness for everyone.
Sep 15, RedRedtheycallmeRed rated it really liked it. This is definitely a more "modern" historical romance, so it won't be everyone's cup of tea. I liked it quite a bit. Jade and Marcus had great chemistry, I enjoyed their banter. Jade was understandably skittish, but Marcus was such a great guy, I adored him!
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The supporting characters added a lot to the book, but not to the point of overshadowing the main storyline. I liked the fact that the book brought light to domestic abuse, something that there was little recourse for back then. This is the si This is definitely a more "modern" historical romance, so it won't be everyone's cup of tea. This is the sixth historical romance book I've read by Annette Blair and I've enjoyed them all. Lady Jade Smithfield runs a home for battered and abused women which she inherited from her grandmother. She hires Marcus Fitzalan to be her man of affairs to discover what is going on with her finances.
Jade does her best not to be attracted to Marcus but finds herself falling for him anyway. Marcus is head over heels in love with Jade but can't figure out what she's hiding. Marcus knows he must investigate the accidents for the railroad. Marcus asks his brother Garrett to come to Peacehaven. W Lady Jade Smithfield runs a home for battered and abused women which she inherited from her grandmother. What is Jade hiding? How will Garrett help Marcus? Your answers await you in Proper Scoundrel.
Jul 15, Dottiebears rated it liked it Shelves: historical-romance. While I didn't hate this book, I didn't love it either. This was the weakest book in this series so far. Didn't like either the h or the H. While the h wasn't TSTL she was definitely too irritating to live. The H was very one dimensional and really much too good to be true, he was more like a wax figure than a real person. Looking forward to the last book in the series.
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The story is set in , Sussex England, which is an issue, since Lady Jade Smithfield wears men's clothing. Blair ignores the social-political reasons for why some women started wearing men's clothing.
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As this is a heterosexual romance, Blair total avoids the other reason why women of this time period would brave wearing men's clothes. May 21, Michelle rated it liked it. Jade and Marcus. He adores her as soon as he meets her, and tells her often. She has a couple of secrets that she is keeping from everyone including the readers, but I knew what was coming and I felt that the secrets were kept too long. I loved all of the people that Jade was taking care of, they had become family. Jan 03, T. Gray rated it it was amazing.
Though clearly the same formula used in Sea Scoundrel, new cast of characters and plot, it worked. Why change what works? Even though I was able to see the ending coming a mile away, I was glued to pages until I reached that particular ending, and then wanted more. What can I say? I'm obviously a sucker for a good scoundrel. Jan 20, Joni rated it it was amazing. I have been a fan of this author for many years and have read a lot of her books. I have to say this one is my favorite out of all her historical romance I have read.