February Dorchester ISBN Everyone knew Lady X or, at least, everyone knew of her. The masked courtesan was reputedly a noblewoman. It’s a case of mistaken identities and unmistakable attraction in New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands’ classic historical romance, previously. The Reluctant Reformer By Lynsay Sands – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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James heads over to the brothel to find Maggie in sheer and scantily-clad clothing and kidnaps her from the licentious establishment. Instead of stating “No more prostitution. Nope, not a book for me. I would be most honored if you would consent to be my bride. He had to steer clear of his own meddling aunt—all while keeping his hands off those luscious goods that the rest of the ton had reputedly sampled.

Chapter One London, March Maggie shifted her feet slightly, trying tge ease the ache her cramped position was causing in her legs. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. James had to ignore his quarry’s violent protests that he was an idiot, that she was never the infamous X. But it made for some good laugh out loud moments.

I have decided to propose to her. It sounded amazingly ghe. I love books that I can’t put down! They hide your lovely body from the eyes of other men, but there is no need to hide from me any longer. The halfway point of the novel clears up the misunderstanding, returning both Maggie and James to London.

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She had been introduced as the sister of G. Her eyes narrowed on the man as she realized that she had been discussing the fact that Pastor Frances had been paying her court, and that she thought he might soon pop the question when Madame had suddenly rushed her up here.

That was when Maggie had had her sandx idea. Well, you get the picture.

Essentially it’s a swash-buckling series of hijinks in early 19th thhe London and it had me actually laughing out loud which is probably a relucant for a romance!

The plotting and characterizations manage to strike a fresh appeal, slightly different from what I’m used to in romance novels. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Clark, so when the column had started up again three weeks after his death, she had paid a visit on Maggie.

But he just can’t keep his hands off Maggie. Madame says Lady X is with Lord Hastings now, but that you can have a go at her next. When her ears picked up only silence, she eased the door open and almost started to slip out, then recalled the mask Maisey had given her.

Brilliant story, so witty. Clark the adventurist writer rleuctant wrote columns for the Daily Express about the seedier side of London life; the rumors, the truth, the gaming hells, fortunes won and lost, affairs taking place, etc.

She could be G. And despite the fact that I definitely developed a great deal of empathy for the person determined to take her out, Maggie is quite likable, too. The lass is her golden goose.

Maggie’s latest article is a piece on the working girls of one of London’s houses of ill repute. Amazing because she could remember a time when the prospect of social ruin had been more frightful than death.


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Got some great one liners in it, that as a book lover myself made me smile I love a good Historical Romance and know that Lynsay Sands can always deliver a good one.

Men paid highly for the privilege of bedding her and trying to discover her true identity, but no one had figured it out yet. Paperbackpages. His spirit seemed everywhere in that house. She closed the door behind him with a snap, then locked it for good measure.

A learning experience one might say.

He was about to return below rfformer to ask the woman, Dubarry, when he changed his mind. Gerald claimed his sibling was beautiful, virtuous, naive; and he had forced James into an oath of protection. Patience was not one of her virtues, but she had been attempting to cultivate it of late. Newer Post Older Post Home.

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Nov 07, Netha rated it really liked it Shelves: What should I tell her? Frowning, Maggie lifted a hand to push experimentally at the door, her mouth tightening when it stayed firmly shut.

I find her character lovable and reckless. He had made a promise to look after the girl and looking after her did not mean looking the other way while she bedded some two dozen men or so.