The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright

The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2012-12-11
  • ISBN : 9780062271365

The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright Book Review:

Miss Eliza Cade is a lady in waiting. And waiting. Because of a foolish mistake in her youth, she's not allowed "out" in Society until her three older sisters are wed. But while she's trying to be good, she keeps bumping elbows—and, more distressingly, lips— with notorious rake Harry Wright. Every moment she spends with him, she risks complete ruin. The sensual passions he stirs in her are so wrong . . . but Eliza just can't resist Mr. Wright.

The Look of Love

The Look of Love
  • Author : Jennifer McKnight-Trontz
  • Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2002-02
  • ISBN : 1568983123

The Look of Love Book Review:

Swashbuckling sailors, dashing dukes, naughty nurses, and sexy steward-esses caught in webs of love, passion, betrayal, and intrigue: these are the raw materials of the romance novel--and the lusty covers that advertise them. In The Look of Love, Jennifer McKnight-Trontz provides a rollicking history of the covers and stories that have captivated millions of readers worldwide. More than 150 of the most sensational covers from this venerable if venal literary form are shown in glorious color, focusing on the period from 1940 to 1970, romance design's most fertile era. The Look of Love features artwork and excerpts from titles such as Passion Flower, Kept Woman, Rendezvous in Lisbon, and Jungle Nurse. Along the way, it brings attention to the pioneers of the romance novel: cover artists such as Barye Phillips and Robert Maguire, who helped define the look of paperbacks in general, and Harlequin, the grand dame of romance publishers, with more than 100 million novels sold each year. McKnight-Trontz reveals the themes that typify both the story lines and the covers--hospital romance, the rich and raunchy, royalty, tropical paradises, Westerns, "taboo" relationships, pirates and warriors, and love triangles--resulting in this definitive compendium of camp. A book for romance lovers everywhere.

A Week to Be Wicked

A Week to Be Wicked
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2012-03-27
  • ISBN : 9780062049865

A Week to Be Wicked Book Review:

Unexpected lovers find themselves together in Spindle Cove with A Week to be Wicked—the second book in Tessa Dare’s utterly delectable historical romance series. This Regency Era delight finds a restless British lord desperate to escape the quaint and too quiet small seaside resort he’s trapped in…and he gets much more than he expected when he eagerly agrees to escort a beautiful, brilliant, socially awkward lady scientist to Scotland. Concerning Tessa Dare and her irresistible romances, bestselling author Julia Quinn is spot on when she says, “Prepare to fall in love!” And anyone who loves the novels of Lisa Kleypas, Christina Dodd, and Liz Carlyle is going to adore having A Week to be Wicked.

How to Catch a Wild Viscount

How to Catch a Wild Viscount
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Tessa Dare
  • Pages : 80
  • Relase : 2014-08-14
  • ISBN :

How to Catch a Wild Viscount Book Review:

She’s on the hunt for a hero… Luke Trenton, Viscount Merritt, returned from war a changed man. Battle stripped away his civility and brought out his inner beast. There is no charm or tenderness in him now; only dark passions and a hardened soul. He has nothing to offer the starry-eyed, innocent girl who pledged her heart to him four years ago. But Cecily Hale isn’t a girl any longer. She’s grown into a woman—one who won’t be pushed away. She and Luke are guests at a house party when a local legend captures their friends’ imaginations. While the others plunge into the forest on a wild goose...er, stag chase, Cecily’s on the hunt for a man. She has only a few moonlit nights to reach the real Luke…the wounded heart she knows still beats inside the war-ravaged body…or she could lose him to the darkness forever. This is a novella of approximately 20,000 words, or 80 pages. It was originally published under the title The Legend of the Werestag.

Lord of Wicked Intentions

Lord of Wicked Intentions
  • Author : Lorraine Heath
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2013-04-30
  • ISBN : 9780062093578

Lord of Wicked Intentions Book Review:

From New York Times bestselling historical romance author Lorraine Heath comes Lord of Wicked Intentions, the third and final chapter in the compelling Lost Lords of Pembrook trilogy. The young, innocent victim of his uncle’s madness, Lord Rafe Easton has learned not to depend on others, much less fall in love. So when he spies the fiery Miss Evelyn Chambers, an earl’s illegitimate daughter, his intentions are anything but noble. Miserable as Rafe’s mistress, Evelyn believes that Rafe will never declare his love for her—or will he? Emotional and romantic, Lord of Wicked Intentions is a sensual caper filled with carefully drawn characters and a plot filled with passion, intrigue, and scandal that will leave you breathless.

Never a Bride

Never a Bride
  • Author : Amelia Grey
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2010-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781402258022

Never a Bride Book Review:

"Charming and delightful-a must-read!" -Joan Johnston, New York Times bestselling author of A Stranger's Game "Witty dialogue and clever schemes... Grey's vivid characters will charm readers." -Booklist Her name is on everyone's lips... When he left for America six years ago, the handsome Viscount Stonehurst never suspected that he would return home to England to find his lovely fiancée embroiled in the scandal of the decade. The woman he planned on making his wife has been kissing every man in London...except him! But scandal doesn't matter in search of the truth... Engaged and then abandoned, Mirabella Wittingham is determined to find the man who drove her cousin to suicide, even if it means ruining her reputation and disgracing herself in the process...When her plans go awry, Mirabella has no choice but to turn to her long-lost fiancé for help. But can she trust the man who deserted her so many years ago, or is he destined to fail her yet again? "Readers will be quickly drawn in by the lively pace, the appealing protagonists, and the sexual chemistry that almost visibly shimmers between them in this charming, light-hearted, and well-done Regency." -Library Journal "An uplifting, wonderfully sensual story. I hated for it to end." -Meryl Sawyer, New York Times bestselling author of Play Dead

The Reluctant Countess

The Reluctant Countess
  • Author : Wendy Vella
  • Publisher : Loveswept
  • Pages : 302
  • Relase : 2013-01-14
  • ISBN : 9780345540072

The Reluctant Countess Book Review:

From rising romance star Wendy Vella comes a Cinderella story of whirlwind passion between a dashing earl and a beautiful countess—and the secret that threatens to tear them apart. Regal, poised, and elegant, Sophie, Countess of Monmouth, is everything that a highborn lady should be. But Sophie is hiding a past that is far from royal. When Patrick, Earl of Coulter, realizes that her story doesn’t add up, he resolves to find out the truth of what Sophie and her sister-in-law are concealing. Although Sophie has every reason to avoid him, the handsome and charismatic Patrick awakens something wicked deep within her soul . . . a powerful need that Sophie must stifle in order to protect her place in society. Despite Sophie’s humble background, the raven-haired beauty has won Patrick’s heart. But what Sophie needs now is an ally. Viscount Myles Dumbly, the disgruntled former heir of Monmouth, is determined to expose Sophie as a fraud to recapture his lost inheritance. Soon Patrick is drawn into a fight for both their lives. Somehow he must find a way not only to rescue Sophie from poverty once and for all, but to keep her in his arms forever. Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

A Study in Scandal

A Study in Scandal
  • Author : Caroline Linden
  • Publisher : Caroline Linden
  • Pages : 158
  • Relase :
  • ISBN :

A Study in Scandal Book Review:

After a youthful infatuation went terribly wrong, Lady Samantha Lennox gave up all thought of suitors and happily-ever-after. But when she angers her strict and demanding father, the Earl of Stratford, he retaliates by arranging a marriage for her to a man she could never admire, much less love. In a panic, Samantha flees to London, only to find herself lost, alone, and nearly kidnapped--until an unlikely hero saves her.George Churchill-Gray is an artist, not a knight in shining armor, but he doesn't hesitate to rescue Samantha from disaster and offer her temporary sanctuary. He wouldn't mind if she repaid him by modeling for his latest painting. He's enchanted by her face... her smile... all of her, really. But with every study he sketches, he falls a little more in love with her, and Samantha begins to suspect her scandalous actions might lead to the sort of love she never thought to find...A novella in the Scandals series by Caroline Linden.

Lord of Temptation

Lord of Temptation
  • Author : Lorraine Heath
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2015-03-17
  • ISBN : 9780373601363

Lord of Temptation Book Review:

Three young heirs, imprisoned by an unscrupulous uncle, escaped—to the sea, to the streets, to faraway battle—awaiting the day when they would return to reclaim their birthright. Once upon a time, he was Lord Tristan Easton—now he is Crimson Jack, a notorious privateer beholden to none, whose only mistress is the sea. But all that will change when exquisite Lady Anne Hayworth hires his protection on a trip into danger and seduction… Desperation brought Anne to the bronzed, blue-eyed buccaneer. But after the Captain demands a kiss as his payment, desire will keep her at his side. She has never known temptation like this—but to protect her heart, she knows she must leave him behind. Yet Tristan cannot easily forget the beauty—and when they meet again in a London ballroom, he vows he won't lose her a second time, as fiery passion reignited takes them into uncharted waters that could lead the second lost lord home…

Goddess of the Hunt

Goddess of the Hunt
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy
  • Pages : 374
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780345506863

Goddess of the Hunt Book Review:

When she practices her seductive wiles on her brother's best friend, Jeremy Trescott, adventurous Lucy Waltham falls in love with him, while he encourages her in order to distract her from her schemes to find a rich husband.

Your Wicked Heart

Your Wicked Heart
  • Author : Meredith Duran
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 100
  • Relase : 2012-12-10
  • ISBN : 9781451686494

Your Wicked Heart Book Review:

A sexy and evocative Regency romance e-novella! Jilted overseas and abandoned without a penny, Amanda Thomas is desperate to get home. She’ll do whatever it takes to secure a berth on an England-bound ship, even if it means pretending to be the wife of the absentee viscount who jilted her. But when the anchor lifts, she’s not the only impostor on board—for the stranger in her bed claims to be the real Viscount Ripton. Can she trust this devastatingly attractive scoundrel? Or is his offer of friendship only a pretext for seduction...and revenge?

Tempting Mr. Weatherstone

Tempting Mr. Weatherstone
  • Author : Vivienne Lorret
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 96
  • Relase : 2014-11-25
  • ISBN : 9780062387257

Tempting Mr. Weatherstone Book Review:

Previously appeared in the e-book anthology Five Golden Rings. USA Today bestselling author Vivienne Lorret revisits her Wallflower Wedding series with a delightful tale of friends-to-lovers, just in time for Christmas. Penelope Rutledge longs for passion, but only with the man of her dreams: the brilliant, dashing Ethan Weatherstone. If only her longtime neighbor would open his eyes and realize how much she loves him. If only they weren’t best friends with so much at stake. Penelope knows her future—and their friendship—is in her hands, but is she willing to take the biggest risk of all on the man she loves? If it were up to Ethan, life and love would be as predictable as the figures in his ledgers—certainly nothing like the adventures Penelope longs for. Yet his childhood friend has grown into a beautiful, feisty woman blissfully unaware of the danger she causes when near. Ethan knows he must save Penelope and her reputation … but can he save himself from the temptation of her lips?

His Bride for the Taking

His Bride for the Taking
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Tessa Dare
  • Pages : 185
  • Relase : 2021-01-15
  • ISBN :

His Bride for the Taking Book Review:

It’s the first rule of friendship among gentlemen: Don’t even think about touching your best friend’s sister. Sebastian, Lord Byrne, has never been one for rules. He’s thought about touching Mary Clayton—a lot—and struggled to resist temptation. But when Mary’s bridegroom leaves her waiting the altar, only Sebastian can save her from ruin. By marrying her himself. In eleven years, he’s never laid a finger on his best friend’s sister. Now he’s going to take her with both hands. To have, to hold…and to love. This novella was originally published in Rogues Rush In, a Regency romance duet (2018), by Tessa Dare and Christi Caldwell

Arrowsmith

Arrowsmith
  • Author : Sinclair Lewis
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 2021-01-01
  • ISBN :

Arrowsmith Book Review:

First published in 1925, 'Arrowsmith' is a novel by American author Sinclair Lewis. It is arguably the earliest major novel to deal with the culture of science. It was written in the period after the reforms of medical education flowing from the Flexner Report on Medical Education in the United States and Canada: A Report to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 1910, which had called on medical schools in the United States to adhere to mainstream science in their teaching and research.

Goldengrove

Goldengrove
  • Author : Francine Prose
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2013-10-29
  • ISBN : 9780062329035

Goldengrove Book Review:

At the center of Francine Prose's profoundly moving new novel is a young girl facing the consequences of sudden loss after the death of her sister. As her parents drift toward their own risky consolations, thirteen-year-old Nico is left alone to grope toward understanding and clarity, falling into a seductive, dangerous relationship with her sister's enigmatic boyfriend. Over one haunted summer, Nico must face that life-changing moment when children realize their parents can no longer help them. She learns about the power of art, of time and place, the mystery of loss and recovery. But for all the darkness at the novel's heart, the narrative itself is radiant with the lightness of summer and charged by the restless sexual tension of teenage life. Goldengrove takes its place among the great novels of adolescence, beside Henry James's The Awkward Age and L. P. Hartley's The Go-Between.

A HANDFUL OF GOLD

A HANDFUL OF GOLD
  • Author : Mary Balogh,KASUMI KURODA
  • Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-02-01
  • ISBN : 9784596068811

A HANDFUL OF GOLD Book Review:

Nineteenth-century London—Verity’s father has passed away, so in order to pay for the surgery her sister needs, she becomes a theater dancer under a false name. Dancers are considered no better than harlots in the eyes of gentlemen, so Viscount Fillion Guzby decides he can buy some time with her—in fact, he asks her to spend Christmas with him in exchange for five hundred pounds!

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness
  • Author : Florence Hartley
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 340
  • Relase : 1876
  • ISBN : MINN:31951002363255S

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness Book Review:

How the Dukes Stole Christmas

How the Dukes Stole Christmas
  • Author : Tessa Dare,Sarah MacLean,Sophie Jordan,Joanna Shupe
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2019-09-24
  • ISBN : 9780062962423

How the Dukes Stole Christmas Book Review:

From the ballrooms of London, to abandoned Scottish castles, to the snowy streets of Gilded Age New York, four bestselling authors whip up unforgettable Christmas romance. “Meet Me in Mayfair” by Tessa Dare Louisa Ward needs a Christmas miracle. Unless she catches a wealthy husband at the ball, the Duke of Thorndale will evict her family from their home. When Louisa finds herself waltzing with the heartless Thorndale, she’s unnerved by his handsome looks—and surprising charm. “The Duke of Christmas Present” by Sarah MacLean Rich and ruthless, Eben, Duke of Allryd doesn’t care for the holidays. But when Lady Jacqueline Mosby returns to town after a long absence, Eben falls under the spell of Christmas—and the woman he never stopped loving. “Heiress Alone” by Sophie Jordan When Annis Bannister finds herself stranded in the Highlands during a Christmas snowstorm, she must fend off brigands terrorizing the countryside. Her only hope falls on her neighbor, a surly hermit duke who unravels her with a kiss. “Christmas in Central Park” by Joanna Shupe Mrs. Rose Walker pens a popular advice/recipe column. No one knows Rose can’t even boil water. When her boss, Duke Havemeyer, insists she host a Christmas party, Rose must find a husband, an empty mansion, and a cook. But Rose fears her plan is failing—especially when Duke’s attentions make her want to step under the mistletoe with him.

The Perks of Being a Beauty

The Perks of Being a Beauty
  • Author : Manda Collins
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Pages : 125
  • Relase : 2013-06-18
  • ISBN : 9781466834903

The Perks of Being a Beauty Book Review:

The beautiful Miss Amelia Snow is not accustomed to being snubbed by the gentlemen of the ton. But when her mother dies unexpectedly, forcing Amelia to take employment as companion to a wealthy cit's daughter, she quickly learns to play down her looks or risk losing her position. When her employers, the Smithsons, decide to throw a country house party, she is determined to fade into the background. But how can she when the Smithson's guest of honor is Lord Quentin Fortescue, the childhood friend who stole her heart? Younger son, Lord Quentin Fortescue, is far more interested in his host's cotton mills in the north than he is in courting the man's dim-witted daughter. But it's the girl's companion who makes him look twice. Years ago, Miss Amelia Snowe rejected his proposal without a backward glance. Quentin has molded himself into just the sort of man she'd have wanted back then, but is Amelia still the smug beauty who broke his heart? And can either of them risk their newfound positions to indulge the fiery attraction that burns between them? The Perks of Being a Beauty is an Ugly Ducklings book from Manda Collins.

A History of Caricature and Grotesque in Literature and Art

A History of Caricature and Grotesque in Literature and Art
  • Author : Thomas Wright
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 554
  • Relase : 1865
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB10522663

A History of Caricature and Grotesque in Literature and Art Book Review: