She works to live . . .
One would think the last place a beauty like Fallon O'Rourke could keep her virtue was in the Mayfair mansion of London's most licentious duke, the notorious Dominic Hale. Yet Fallon--who's endured nothing but lecherous advances since her father's tragic death--is perfectly safe there . . . disguised as a footman! Beneath the notice of the dark-haired devil with his smoldering blue eyes and sinful smile, Fallon never imagines her secret will be discovered. But how long can her deception last when she begins to wish she is one of the many women traipsing in and out of the sinful rogue's bedchamber?
He lives to sin . . .
Most men envy the duke, never suspecting his pleasure-loving ways are a desperate attempt to escape, however briefly, the pain of a past that's left him with a heart of stone. Only one woman can break down his defenses. Only one woman can win his love . . . if she reveals her secret and succumbs to the sins of the wicked duke.
Dukes gone wild!
A beautiful working-class girl finds true love with a licentious rake in the promising opening of a new Regency romance series. Orphaned heroine Fallon O'Rourke is one of a trio of resourceful young women who have moved from the Penwich School for Virtuous Girls into household service to the ton. Fallon dodges several lecherous employers and finally finds safety in male disguise as a footman, working for the notoriously decadent Dominic Hale. As Fallon fights her growing desire for her new boss and Dominic puzzles over his unusual interest in his young employee, their growing closeness endangers both Fallon's secret and her virtue. Jordan (Surrender to Me) only sketches the Regency setting, keeping a tight focus on Dominic's household, but sizzling sexual tension between the leads makes for a thoroughly satisfying romantic romp. (Apr.)
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1 . Enjoyable read...
Posted February 17, 2010 by Abby , Vancouver, BCthis book kept me entertained. I enjoyed it
2 . different
Posted November 10, 2009 by Jay , FPODefinitely a good read. it had a different plot to the main characters. I couldn't put it down
3 . Excellent !
Posted September 17, 2009 by Pam , Calgaryexcellent read, excellent price, excellent author, kind of like an 1800s James Bond, he is dashing , smart , romantic and he knows what he wants, Startling perfect
4 . Interesting twist!
Posted June 18, 2009 by Betty , Chicago, ILThis historical romance breaks with convention in many interesting ways. First, the heroine is a commoner seeking employment. She figures the safest way to work in a household without getting molested is to pose as a footman, and she gets hired by the very nobleman who made very naughty advances toward her when he first saw her as a woman. And then the relationship between the "footman" and the duke is very funny, as she tries to hide her disapproval of the duke's wickedness and suppress her jealousy at the same time. It's an entertaining read, definitely recommended for historical romance readers.
March 29, 2009
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